Lead & Zinc

  • One of the earliest metals used by humans. They are soft and malleable.
  • Uses of Lead (Pb): Used in pigments, glass making, medicine, sheets & pipes.
  • Uses of Zinc (Zn): For coating, galvanizing iron and steel plates, making alloys like brass, bronze, German silver, manufacturing of batteries and electrical appliances.
  • The chief rock types associated with the sulfide ores of Pb and Zn is pyrite.
  • Major producers:
  • Lead: US, Russia, Australia, Canada.
  • In India for Pb and Zn: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh.
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