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Mineral resource of the month: gold

January 1, 2009

The article presents information on the valuable mineral called gold. It states that early civilizations valued gold because of its scarcity, durability and characteristics yellow color. By the late 20th century, gold was used as an industrial metal because of its unique physicochemical properties. The U.S. has several productive deposits of gold, including placer, gold-quartz lode, epithermal and Carlin-type gold deposits.

Publication Year 2009
Title Mineral resource of the month: gold
Authors Micheal W. George
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earth
Index ID 70045911
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center