Account for the spatial pattern of the Zinc around the world.

Zinc occurs generally in association of lead and both these minerals are therefore mined together. The only area in the world where zinc is mined without lead is the Franklin Furnace area in New Jersey State in US. The world leaders in pro­duction of zinc are Canada, Australia, China and US. Other important producers are Peru, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Zaire and Poland. The chief exporters of zinc in the world are Canada, Australia, Peru, Mexico, Spain and Zaire while US is the most important buyer.

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