|First Appearance||Java: Classic 0.0.14a|
Bedrock: Alpha 0.1.0
|Type of Block||Solid Block, Ore|
|Location||In the Overworld, below y=30 (y=80 in Badlands), in veins of up to 9|
|No parameters specified|
Gold Ore is a fairly rare ore found in Minecraft, typically found in veins of 1 to 9, from y=0 to y=31 in all biomes, and in veins of one to nine from y=28 to y=80 within a badlands biome. The ore itself is dropped when mined with an iron pickaxe or better. It has little use in tools and armor, since the durability is very low.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Gold Ore can be smelted in a (blast) furnace to make gold ingots, which can then be crafted into tools and armor. It is a crafting ingredient for clocks, golden apples, powered rails, gold blocks, and Netherite Ingots.
Gold ore can be placed under note blocks to produce a "bass drum" sound.
Decorations[edit | edit source]
Gold ore is one of the rarest ores, slightly more common than diamond, and it makes the fastest tools, but has the least number of uses. A very popular thing to do with it is to use it as a lava bath or a base layer for some monster traps. Gold ore is smelted to make golden ingots.
Mining[edit | edit source]
Gold ore requires an iron pickaxe or better to harvest, otherwise it will drop nothing.
|Tool||File:IPickaxegraphic.png 32px 32px|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Survival Test, gold ore gave 1 gold block without having to smelt anything.
- Many individuals claim that gold is their least favorite material. Others claim wooden tools are better, even though it takes an iron pickaxe to mine gold ore.
- A gold pickaxe can harvest anything a player can harvest with a wooden pickaxe.
- Gold is most common in the Badland Biome.
- In update 1.16, there is a variant of gold ore that generates in The Nether that drops 2-6 gold nuggets when mined. It only requires a wooden pickaxe to mine, unlike in The Overworld.
- Gold ore is the only ore that can't be mined with a pickaxe of the same material.
- Gilded blackstone has a 10% chance of dropping 2–5 gold nuggets when breaking it.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Video[edit | edit source]
- Gold - Minecraft Micro Guide