A blue-white metal with a melting point of 1492 degC and density 8.9 g/cc. It provides toughness and abrasion resistance in cermet binders and wear resistant alloys, increased strength in special steels and confers creep resistance to super-alloys. Its magnetic properties are held to >1110 degC and its compounds are used in pigments.
Cobalt is considered hazardous to health in certain exposure scenarios.
A&M Minerals offers cobalt powders to various specifications. For further information refer to the following link:
Tungsten and Cobalt Powders
Cobalite (CoAsS) is one of a few minerals containing cobalt but it is principally obtained from copper and nickel-bearing ore processing operations.
It is traded in three types:
Zairean broken plate of min 99.8% purity.
Zambian granules min 99.6% purity.
Russian ingot min 99.3% purity.