What mineral is zinc obtained by?
Zinc is obtained from zinc blende/sphalerite ore (zinc sulphide)
Zinc is the 24th most abundant mineral on earth and is found in the form of sphalerite, an ore which is mined. It is also found as an element (in trace amounts) in plants and animals. Humans require Zinc as part of a balanced diet, this is obtained from foods such as: oysters, beans, spinach, nuts, oats, red meat and milk.