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Description Cobalt is a silvery gray metal that has diverse uses due to its ferromagnetism, hardness and wear-resistance when alloyed with other metals, low thermal and electrical conductivity, high melting point, multiple valences, and color effects with silica.
Originators Slack, John F.; Kimball, Bryn E.; Shedd, Kim B.; Schulz, Klaus J. (Editor); DeYoung, John H. Jr. (Editor); Seal, Robert R. II (Editor); and Bradley, Dwight C. (Editor)
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1802

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