Identifying Gold Rocks

By Jane Stammer

Gold is a very rare and precious metal that is soft, malleable and heavy, and it is often found with other minerals, such as quartz. Learn about the differences between gold and fool's gold with help from a lab manager and research scientist in this free video on identifying rocks.

About the Author

Jane Stammer is a lab manager and research scientist in the Advanced Mineralogy Research Center at the Colorado School Of Mines. Stammer has a master's degree in geology.