From what I’ve heard on the discord, the only ore nodes that spawn in the Forest are Copper & Coal. I kinda think this isn’t too fair given the power of some enemies in the Forest (Goteras & Babus mainly) and there should be some better metals up for grabs in areas.
As for said metals, Iron could come in nodes deeper into the forest on surface level, displacing copper like it does in the mines. Then in the little holes with handcranked elevators dotted around the forest, there could be Silver and potentially Mythril nodes too. Hell, chest loot could also be effected by forest depth if possible.
tldr, Forest could use better ore veins to account for how dangerous areas of it are