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[edit]Block of Gold
Gold (Block).png
Block of Gold
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Hardness

3

Tool

An iron pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

Classic 0.0.20

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 41 hex: 29 bin: 101001

Name

gold_block

Blocks of Gold (also known as Gold Blocks) are decorative mineral blocks.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

Gold blocks are susceptible to destruction from TNT, and only require approximately 1 second to mine successfully.

[edit] Natural generation

Ocean monuments have a central room containing 8 blocks of gold encased in dark prismarine.[upcoming]

[edit] Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Gold Ingot

Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Grid layout Arrow (small).png Block of Gold
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Ingot

[edit] Usage

Blocks of gold are a compact way to store gold ingots.

[edit] Beacons

Blocks of gold can be used to "power" a beacon. The top layer must be at least 3×3 optional lower layers can be adding as 5×5, 7×7, and 9×9 from top to bottom. The layers do not have to be entirely gold blocks, as they may also contain blocks of iron, blocks of diamond, and blocks of emerald.

[edit] Nether Reactor

Gold blocks are needed to build and activate the Nether Reactor in Pocket Edition.

[edit] As a crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Gold Ingot

Block of Gold




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Gold Ingot9

Block of Gold



Enchanted Golden Apple

Block of Gold +
Apple

Block of Gold Block of Gold Block of Gold Grid layout Arrow (small).png Golden Apple
Block of Gold Apple Block of Gold
Block of Gold Block of Gold Block of Gold

[edit] Video

[edit] History

Classic
0.0.20 Added blocks of gold.
In early versions of Survival Test, gold blocks resisted explosions; however, this is no longer the case.[When was this changed?]
In Survival Test, gold blocks could be obtained by destroying gold ore blocks.
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 9 The texture was changed from Gold (Block)-Pre Survival 0.26.png to Gold (Block)-Pre Alpha 1.2.0.png.
Alpha
1.2.0 Modified gold block texture to use the top texture on all sides.
Beta
1.8 Gold blocks can now be used to craft golden apples.
Official release
1.0.0 1.9pre5 The texture was modified, having less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners. Gold Block-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png.
1.1 Golden apples are no longer crafted using gold blocks.
1.3.1 12w21a Blocks of gold can be used to craft golden apples again. They are much more powerful than they were before 1.1
1.4.2 12w32a Blocks of gold can now be used to activate a beacon.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added block of gold.
Console Edition
TU1 Added block of gold.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added block of gold.

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[edit] Trivia

Tower of Pimps.png
  • Gold weighs 19,320 kg per block (cubic meter) and 1,236,480 per stack. Assuming that gold blocks are the heaviest item in the game and that all 36 inventory slots are used, the maximum weight players can carry is 44,513,280 kilograms or about 49,068 imperial tons, excluding any armor they might wear. Moreover, they can still sprint, swim, and jump while doing so.
  • In Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, four gold blocks stacked on top of an obsidian block can be found inside the tutorial world's desert pyramid. This is a reference to Achievement Hunter's Let's Play Minecraft series, in which this combination is used to create the “Tower of Pimps” (seen right), a structure first created by Gavin Free, which is now used in many episodes as a trophy.