Sources and production
Cobalt can be found in meteoritic iron.
As it is required in trace amounts, cobalt can be brought from Earth until the settlement(s) desire to become entirely self sufficient.
Cobalt is a transition metal. Cobalamin, or vitamin , has Cobalt at its active center. It is essential to all animal life. Lack of cobalt has caused deficiency sickness in a number of cases in Australia.
Cobalt is used in many high temperature alloys.
Cobalt is used in lithium ion batteries.