Mineral resource of the month: zinc



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The article provides information on zinc, the fourth most-widely consumed metal. It traces the first use of zinc with the Romans' production of brass. It describes the presence of zinc in Earth's crust and the importance of sphalerite as a source of zinc and other some minor metal production. The production and consumption of zinc as well as the commercial and industrial uses of this metal are also discussed.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral resource of the month: zinc
Series title Earth
Volume 54
Issue 11
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher American Geosciences Institute
Publisher location Alexandria, VA
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 1 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Earth
First page 29
Last page 29