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Gold Ore
Gold Ore
Important Information
Full name Gold Ore
ID 14
Type Misc
Blast Resistance Unspecified
Naturally Spawning Unspecified
Primary Tool Pickaxe
Minimum tool level Iron
Drops Itself
Luminosity 0
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity No

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.

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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 or Diamond Pickaxe is required to mine the ore. Gold ore is the only ore that cannot be mined by a tool made of the same material.
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Gold Ore generally spawns in small veins.

Tool used Grid Iron Pickaxe
Rarity Very Uncommon
For tools Yes
For armor Yes


  • Gold ore makes less durable tools and weapons
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    A tiny vein of Gold Ore found in a Ravine.

    than even wood, though it is used for other items, such as 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.
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