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Gberg has a combined reserve and resource of 218Mt, with an average grade of between 6% and 6.5%, and an estimated life of mine of 30 years.
Mineral Resource and Reserve Highlights - FY20
Facts about Zinc
According to the International Zinc Association, 60% of zinc produced worldwide is used as galvanizing to protect steel from corrosion, approximately 15% is used in the production of zinc-base alloys (mainly in die-casting), 14% in the manufacture of brass and bronze, 8% in compounds such as zinc oxide and zinc sulfate, and the remainder as zinc alloys rolled and used in coinage and architectural applications, among others. The construction sector is the largest user of zinc products, followed by transportation, and the manufacturers of consumer goods and industrial machinery. Zinc carbon batteries, emission-free, and rechargeable, are an environment-friendly source of energy.
In the agricultural sector, zinc fertilizer increases crop yield and improves water uptake, as well as nutritional value, states the Zinc Nutrient Initiative, adding that zinc is an essential micronutrient crucial for growth, brain development, and fighting dangerous infections, especially in children who have a plant-based diet. Learn More about the uses of Zinc ( https://bit.ly/3jg8rFn )