Kelbonite is a refractory metal which is capable of deflecting or interfering with scans and energy beams, such as transporters, and can be found naturally on many planets. (TNG episode: "Silicon Avatar")

The comet used by the parasites to head towards Trill in the 23rd century had traces of kelbonite in its structure. (DS9 - The Lives of Dax short story: "Sins of the Mother")

The planet Naia VII was rich in kelbonite, among other valuable materials. A Starfleet Corps of Engineers mining operation there in 2368 excavated these, which were vital for Starfleet to rebuild its strength following the Battle of Wolf 359. (TNG - Assimilation² comic: "Issue 2")

The Obsidian Order used kelbonite plating in the Grennokar facility on Harkoum. (DS9 novel: Warpath)

The mountains on Ba'ku colony world contained kelbonite ore, which in 2375, proved useful in preventing the Ba'ku from being forcibly relocated from their world by the Son'a. (TNG novelization: Insurrection)

In the mirror universe the walls of the Sakethan burial mounds located on New T'Karath contained traces of kelbonite mixed with limestone. In September 2371, this impeded Jean-Luc Picard's ability to be able to transport himself away with a segment of the Stone of Gol. (TNG - Mirror Universe novel: The Worst of Both Worlds)

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