Lead is found in the solar atmosphere. On Earth, Lead is usually found in ore with zinc, silver or copper. The top lead producing countries are Australia, China, USA, Peru, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Morocco, South Africa and North Korea.
Zinc is always found in combination with lead and silver. The largest lead-zinc-silver mine in Australia is Mount Isa, producing about 4.5 million tonnes silver-lead-zinc ore per annum with concentrations of: 154g/t silver 5.4% lead 6.5% zinc