Cobalt

Cobalt is a strategic metal renowned for its price volatility and the colourful character of its history.  Its arrival on the LME is the recognition of both its industrial significance and the high profile it has achieved in recent years.

World Cobalt Sources

Click on any of the highlighted countries on the map below to view the shape and purity of Cobalt produced.

 

Country   Cobalt Shape/Form Grade/Purity
Australia Cobalt - Briquettes Briquettes 99.8% - 99.9%
  Cobalt - Powder Powder 99.8% - 99.9%
Brazil Cobalt - Broken Cathodes Broken Cathodes 99.9%
Canada Cobalt - Rounds Rounds

99.9%
  Cobalt - Briquettes Briquettes 99.9%
  Cobalt - Powder Powder 99.9%
China Cobalt - Jinchuan Cut Cathodes 99.9%
  Cobalt - Broken Cathodes Broken Cathodes

 
Congo Cobalt - Broken Cathodes Broken Cathodes

99.8%
Finland Cobalt - Powder Powder 99.8%
India Cobalt - Rubamin Cathodes 99.8%
  Cobalt - Nicomet Cathodes 99.8%
Japan Cobalt - Jinchuan Cut Cathodes 99.9%
Madagascar Cobalt - Powder Powder 99.8%
  Cobalt - Briquettes Briquettes 99.8%
Morocco Cobalt - Broken Cathodes Broken Cathodes 99.8%
Norway Cobalt - Falconbridge Cut Cathodes 99.95%
Russia Cobalt - Ingots K1 Ingots
K1A Ingots
K1AY Ingots
K2 Ingots
99.25%
99.3%
99.35%
98.3%
  Cobalt - Cut Cathodes K1A Cut Cathodes
K1AY Cut Cathodes
99.3%
99.35%
South Africa Cobalt - Powder Powder 99.9%
Uganda Cobalt - Kasese Broken Cathodes 99.8%
Zambia Cobalt - Broken Cathodes Broken Cathodes
99.6%
99.8%

 

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