Geology Of Gold Properties Mining And Formation Of
The Forest Service minerals and geology staff interact with the Bureau of Land Management and state agencies to manage minerals on NFS lands. Mineral commodities produced from National Forests and Grasslands include gold, silver, copper, platinum, palladium, lead and zinc, sand, gravel, decorative and building stone, along with coal, oil and.Gold is a yellow, dense, and soft metal. Its chemical symbol is Au, and it is found most commonly as free gold in nature, often associated with quartz, pyrite and other sulfide minerals. It may be found as little than a trace within other minerals, most notably tellurides, or may be alloyed to a small extent with other metals such as silver.