Zinc

Hard, bluish-white metal. Its ores frequently occur with those of lead. Metallic zinc was produced in antiquity but was not isolated as a metal in modern Europe (which imported it from the East) until c. 1740. Zinc is a major constituent of brass. Objects cast from pure zinc are generally known as spelter. The metal is also used as an inexpensive alternative to copper in printmaking.
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