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Demographics: Metal Casting - Zinc

Zinc is the fourth most widely used metal, following iron, aluminum and copper. It's produced in 6 states at 19 mines operated by 8 companies. Alaska, Missouri, New York and Tennessee accounted for 98% of domestic mine output. Alaska accounted for about 75% of production. Three primary and 12 large and medium sized secondary smelters refined zinc metal of commercial grade in 2001.