Minimum tool level
Reaction to redstone
Affected by gravity
This article is about the ore block. For the ingot, see
Gold Ingot. For the block, see Block of Gold. For the nugget, see Gold Nugget.
This small vein of Gold Ore was found in a cave.
Gold Ore is a fairly rare ore in Minecraft. It is also the only ore, aside from iron ore, that requires smelting. Gold Ore looks like a Stone block with gold flecks in it. It occurs in groups of 1-8 blocks. An Iron Pickaxe or stronger is required to mine the ore. Gold ore is the only ore that cannot be mined by a tool made of the same material.
Gold Ore generally spawns in small veins.
Gold ore makes less durable tools and weapons
than even wood, though it is used for other items, such as
A tiny vein of Gold Ore found in a
Ravine. Clocks, Golden Apples and Powered Rails. Though there is gold ore in Minecraft, gold is almost always in pure form in real life. Very few elements can form compounds with it.
In Pocket Edition, and in pc Gold Ore can generate at any level in
Mesa Biomes. Gold could be very useful if you plan to make a Notch Apple.
How to obtain
Mine with Iron Pickaxe or Diamond Pickaxe. You can not mine gold with a gold pickaxe.