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Mineral resource of the month: cobalt

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Cobalt is a metal used in numerous commercial, industrial and military applications. On a global basis, the leading use of cobalt is in rechargeable lithium-ion, nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride battery electrodes. Cobalt use has grown rapidly since the early 1990s, with the development of new battery technologies and an increase in demand for portable electronics such as cell phones, laptop computers and cordless power tools.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: cobalt
Series title:
Earth
Volume
54
Issue:
9
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geosciences Institute
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
31
Last page:
31