This listing is for our 14 gauge (.060") zinc tear drop. Zinc has several advantages over other metals. First, zinc is twice as heavy as aluminum and half as heavy as copper. Zinc has a lower melting point than aluminum and can be soldered to other metals. Additionally, it is a soft metal that is comparable to aluminum and pewter and stamps beautifully.
Zinc is similar in color to aluminum, nickel silver and sterling silver and is commonly used with copper to make alloys such as brass and nickel silver. It can be used as countertops, is food safe and hypoallergenic.
Our zinc is 99% pure zinc and is lead free.