Where is sphalerite found?
Sphalerite is found distributed all over the world, disseminated throughout limestone in streaks and masses. It is a major ore of zinc.
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.