Photos of Natural Zinc Ore, zinc minerals and specimens
Nearly all zinc sulphide ores carry some lead; the western ores of zinc generally carry silver, and some of them carry both silver and gold. Pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, and galena are very commonly associated with sphalerite in sulphide deposits. The most common gangue minerals are quartz, calcite, and dolomite. Rhodochrosite and rhodonite are abundant in zinc ores at Butte, Montana.