Block of Gold
dec: 41 hex: 29 bin: 101001
Blocks of Gold (also known as Gold Blocks) are decorative mineral blocks.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Blocks of gold can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe.
Block of Gold
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Usage[edit | edit source]
Blocks of gold are a compact way to store gold ingots.
Beacons[edit | edit source]
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.
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
Block of Gold
Block of Gold +
|Recipe removed in 1.9[upcoming]|
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|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.|
|0.31||January 29, 2010||Added gold ingot and recipe for crafting blocks of gold.|
|1.2.0||Modified gold block texture to use the top texture on all sides.|
|1.8||Gold blocks can now be used to craft golden apples.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre5||The texture was modified, having less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.|
|1.1||Golden apples are no longer crafted using gold blocks.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Blocks of gold can be used to craft enchanted golden apples.|
|1.4.2||12w32a||Blocks of gold can now be used to activate a beacon.|
|1.8||14w25a||Blocks of gold now generate naturally in ocean monuments.|
|1.9||15w44a||Gold blocks are no longer used to craft enchanted golden apples.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Added block of gold.|
|0.5.0||Required to build the Nether Reactor.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Blocks of gold are now used to craft enchanted golden apples.|
|Removed Nether Reactor functionality.|
|TU1||CU1||1.00||Added block of gold.|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Now can be used to construct beacon pyramids.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, before TU19, 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.