Cobaltite is a brilliant blue stone (notably, the only stone of its color) found as veins in numerous environments. Despite its appearance (showing up as
£ unmined and
* mined), it is not a usable ore.
Cobaltite is particularly dense, making it useful for stone-fall traps and as catapult ammunition.
 In Real Life
Cobaltite is an ore of cobalt, a metal not modelled in Dwarf Fortress. Interestingly, the name derives from the word kobold.
A chunk of cobaltite rock.
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are known to mistake this mineral for more valuable ores, suffering from severe bouts of fun
from attempting to smelt cobaltite. Dwarves of course find this endlessly amusing, especially when the humans inevitably claim that kobolds
tampered with the ore.