Lead and zinc | Wat on Earth | University of Waterloo
Lead and zinc are formed in the same types of ore deposits. More than seventy six percent of the lead consumed annually is used to make batteries for cars, trucks and other vehicles. Another twenty percent of the lead is used in electronics and communications (cell phone batteries, for example), ammunition, television glass, construction and,The lead and zinc deposits in the sedimentary rocks of,,The mines at Straight Creek and Lead Mine Bend on Powell River were early operations which have been worked with varying degrees of success from time to tilue, but no authentic history of these operations. is. recorded. An oxidized zinc-ore deposit was opened at New Market in 1900. and. worked through the war period. by. the Grasselli Chemical,Sediment-Hosted Lead-Zinc Deposits in Earth History,,Sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits can be divided into two major subtypes. The first subtype is clastic-dominated lead-zinc (CD Pb-Zn) ores, which are hosted in shale, sandstone, siltstone, or mixed clastic rocks, or occur as carbonate replacement, within a CD sedimentary rock sequence.