Zinc is a metal that is mined from rock. It’s most common use is in galvanizing—where it is used to coat steel or iron to stop it from rusting. 50% of all Zinc in circulation is used in galvanizing.
This metal is also used in a variety of industry as an alloy. It is mixed with other metals to create solder, nickel silver, and brass. This type of alloy is commonly found in musical instruments and hardware applications.
Zinc is also necessary for batteries.
Companies that mine for it include Trevali Mining Corp and Sullivan Mines.