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Zincite

Statistics

Chunk of zincite
This natural mineral forms deep below
Vana'diel's surface.

Other Uses

Resale Price: 185~194 gil

Synthesis Recipes

None

Used in Recipes

Desynthesis Recipes

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Obtained from Desynthesis

  • None

How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Materials > Alchemy ( )

Dropped From

Name Level Zone
Glacier Eater 58-62 Uleguerand Range
Mountain Worm 73 Uleguerand Range

Historical Background

Zincite is the mineral form of zinc oxide (ZnO). In nature its crystal form is very rare with a wide variety of zincite being synthetically produced. Synthetic crystals can be colorless or range in color from dark red, orange, yellow to light green depending on impurities. Both natural and synthetic zincite crystals are significant for their early use as semiconductor crystal detectors in the early development of crystal radios before the advent of vacuum tubes. As an early radio detector it was used in a junction with another mineral, chalcopyrite, and the combination was known as the Perikon detector.

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