Zinc

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Zinc ingot
Ingot-zinc.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 419°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items

Zinc is a metal. Its main use is to create alloys such as bismuth bronze and brass.

Obtaining

Zinc's ore is called sphalerite, and can be found at relatively shallow depths. Sphalerite cannot spawn on the surface. Sphalerite deposits may be found in nearly any rock layer except for bauxite.

Usage

On its own, zinc ingots can be smelted into zinc plates, for use in Archimedes screws.

Alloys

Sphalerite nuggets can be mixed with various metals in a crucible to be smelted into ingots of various alloys.

Alloys of zinc
Alloy Smelting temperature Zinc % Other metal % Other metal %
Bismuth bronze 850°C Zinc 20-30% Copper 50-70% Bismuth 10-20%
Brass 920°C Zinc 30-40% Copper 60-70% -


Ores, metals and minerals
Guides Ore Deposits Metals
Metals Copper Iron Meteoric iron Gold Silver Lead Tin Zinc Bismuth Titanium (Ilmenite)
Alloys Bronze (Tin bronze, bismuth bronze, black bronze) • Steel Brass Solder (Lead solder, Silver solder) • Molybdochalkos
Minerals Alum Borax Cinnabar Coal Halite (Salt) Lapis lazuli Quartz Saltpeter Sulfur Sylvite (Potash)
Tools Pickaxe Hammer Prospecting Pick Forge Quern Anvil Bloomery Helve hammer Pulverizer
Other Gemstones
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