Zinc is a refined resource in Astroneer. It is created from Sphalerite which is a fairly uncommon natural resource that is found in caves below ground. Zinc is used in the production of several devices involving power and electronic circuits.
The resource items for Zinc are very easily mixed up with Aluminium. They are the same shape and are a very similar colour. Without good lighting at your base, it is very easy to mix these up.
How Do You Get Zinc?
Zinc is a resource that is created by smelting Sphalerite in a smelting furnace. The ore is normally found in caves below the planet’s surface. It is not as common as other metals such as aluminium. Since it is mostly used for electronic items that you would not need to construct too often.
|Smelting Furnace||1 Sphalerite||1 Zinc|
What is Zinc Used For?
Zinc is used to create some electrical devices and tools that contain sensors or electrical circuits. The table below will show you a full list of all of the items that can be created using Zinc.
|Creation Method||Input||Output Item/Structure|
|Backpack Printer||1 Zinc||Power Cells|
|1 Zinc||Wide Mod|
|1 Zinc||Alignment Mod|
|1 Zinc||Inhibitor Mod|
|1 Zinc||Boost Mod|
|1 Zinc||Narrow Mod|
|1 Zinc||Terrain Analyzer|
|Small Printer||1 Zinc, 1 Lithium||Medium Battery|
|1 Zinc, 1 Copper||Power Sensor|
|1 Zinc, 1 Quartz||Storage Sensor|
|1 Zinc, 1 Graphite||Battery Sensor|
|1 Zinc||Button Repeater|