Cobalite is a mineral that can be found as silver-white, gray, violet, or reddish. It is usually found along with chalcopyrite and pyrite. The name comes from the German “kobold” meaning “underground spirit” or “goblin." This name came from the fact that certain cobalt bearing ores did not smelt properly, as though “bewitched”. This is a rather rare mineral. The best collecting areas are in Ontario, Canada.
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Minerals -- Canada
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