Gold Ore: 3
|Catches fire from lava||
Gold ore is a rare mineral block found underground.
Deepslate gold ore is a variant found in the deepslate layer of the world below Y=0[upcoming: JE 1.18 & BE 1.18] and within the deepslate and tuff blobs between Y=16 and Y=0[upcoming: JE 1.17], whenever gold ore replaces deepslate or tuff.
Gold ore drops as an item if mined by an iron pickaxe or higher. If mined by any other tool, it drops nothing. Unlike most ores, gold ore does not require Silk Touch to be obtained, and instead always drops itself.
|Block||Gold Ore||Deepslate Gold Ore|
|Breaking time[FN 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Gold ore also attempts to generate 20 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-13, from levels 32 to 79, within any type of badlands biome, or within a chunk that is at least partially occupied by such a biome. On average they generate 12.4 ores per chunk.
In Java Edition 1.18[upcoming] gold ore attempts to generate 4 times per chunk, in blobs of size 0-13, from levels -63 to 30, in all biomes. It is most likely to be found around layer -17, becoming less common toward either end of the range. Gold ore is also less likely to be exposed to air; 50% of ore blobs that would generate exposed do not generate. Gold ore can replace stone, granite, diorite, andesite, tuff, and deepslate. Any gold ore that replaces tuff or deepslate will become deepslate gold ore. The generation in badlands biomes is unchanged.
|Gold Ingot||Gold Ore or
Deepslate Gold Ore +
Piglins become hostile toward players who mine gold ore, even if the player is wearing golden armor. Piglins also run toward any gold ores on the ground, and inspect it for 6 to 8 seconds before putting it in their inventory.
Gold ore can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|File:Stone dig1.ogg||Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|File:Stone dig1.ogg||Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|File:Stone dig1.ogg||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.37||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.22||1.0|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|File:Stone dig1.ogg||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Block tags (JE)||Item tags (JE)||Form||Translation key|
|Gold Ore||Block & Item|
|Deepslate Gold Ore||Block & Item|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Gold Ore||Block & Item|
|Deepslate Gold Ore||Block & Item|
|Java Edition Classic|
|May 23, 2009||Notch says he accomplished adding gold blobs in stone.|
|0.0.14a||32px Added gold ore.|
|Gold ore is found in higher elevations.|
|Gold ore is often found in exposed surface-level blobs.|
|October 24, 2009||32px A texture change was shown.|
|0.26 SURVIVAL TEST||32px The texture of gold ore has been changed.|
|Breaking gold ore now gives the player 1–3 blocks of gold when mined.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|?||Gold ore no longer drops gold blocks.|
|0.31||20100129||Before the furnace was added, players had to smelt ore by dropping ore blocks onto fire.|
|Gold ore now drops itself when mined.|
|20100201-2||Gold ore requires an iron or diamond pickaxe to be successfully obtained.|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|Minecraft Infdev||20100227-1||Gold ore no longer generates.|
|20100320||Gold ore blobs now generate, but only in blobs of 1.|
|20100325||Gold ore blobs now appear more like they do today.|
|20100327||Gold ore now regenerates after the world is reloaded, assuming that the positions of the ore blocks were replaced by stone.|
|20100330||Gold ore no longer regenerates.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.6||Test Build 3||The "ore quadrant" bug, causing different quadrants of the map to have more or less ore, has been fixed.|
|1.8||Pre-release||The maximum layer for gold has been reduced by 2, along with some other ores.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Smelting gold ore, along with other ores, blocks and items, now gives the player experience orbs when taking the item out of the furnace. One stack of gold ore give thes player approximately 3 levels of experience.|
|1.10||16w20a||20 additional blobs of gold ore now generate in mesa biomes between Y=32 and Y=79.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 14.|
|1.14||?||32px The texture of gold ore texture has been proposed.|
|18w43a||32px The texture of gold ore has been changed.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||21w07a||32px The texture of gold ore has been changed, now resembling the Nether Gold Ore.|
|February 17, 2021||32px Henrik Kniberg shows grimstone variant of gold ore.|
|February 18, 2021||32px 32px JAPPA Shows updated gold ore texture and grimstone variant of gold ore.|
|February 22, 2021||32px 32px JAPPA Shows updated gold ore texture and grimstone variant of gold ore.|
|21w08a||32px 32px The texture of gold ore has been changed again. The deepslate gold ore has been added.|
|March 4, 2021||32px JAPPA shows updated deepslate variant of gold ore texture.|
|21w10a||32px 32px Tweaked the texture of gold ores.|
|21w14a||It now drops raw gold when broken without silk touch, instead of itself.|
|April 13, 2021||32px JAPPA shows a new gold ore texture.|
|21w15a||32px The texture of the gold ore has been changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.1.0||32px Added gold ore.|
|v0.3.2||Gold ore can now be mined and processed correctly.|
|v0.10.0||build 1||Gold ore can now generate at any level in a mesa biome.|
|v0.12.1||?||Gold ore now gives experience points when smelted.|
|1.10.0||beta 220.127.116.11||32px The texture of gold ore has been changed.|
|1.16.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Gold ore is no longer smeltable.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||Gold ore is now smeltable again.|
|1.16.220||beta 126.96.36.199||32px The texture of gold ore has been changed.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.16.230||beta 188.8.131.52||32px Added deepslate gold ore|
|beta 184.108.40.206||32px Gold ore texture was updated.|
|1.17.0||beta 220.127.116.11||It now drops raw gold when broken without silk touch, instead of itself.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||32px Added gold ore.|
|TU43||CU33||1.36||Patch 13||20 additional blobs of gold ore now generate in mesa biomes between Y=32 and Y=79.|
|1.90||32px The texture of gold ore has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||32px Added gold ore.|
- Old Gold OreIngame.png
The original gold ore texture.
Gold could generate above the ground in Classic.
- Picture 13.png
A gold ore block occurring near redstone ore and blobs of coal ore.
Gold ore blocks in a cave.
- Golden ore in Mesa biome.png
A large amount of golden ore blobs in Badlands biome.
- Multiple ores.png
Multiple ores, found in the new big cave.