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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.

Obtaining[edit]

Blocks of gold can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe.

Block Hardness Tool Breaking time (seconds)
Hand Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Golden Shears Sword

Block of Gold
3
15 7.5 3.75 0.75 0.5625 1.25

Natural generation[edit]

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

Crafting[edit]

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

Usage[edit]

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

Beacons[edit]

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.

Nether Reactor[edit]

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

Crafting ingredient[edit]

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

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Classic
0.0.20 Gold (Block)-Pre Survival 0.26.png 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 Gold (Block)-Pre Alpha 1.2.0.png The texture was changed.
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 Beta 1.9-pre5 Gold Block-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png 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 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.
1.8 14w25a Blocks of gold now generate naturally in ocean monuments.
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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Trivia[edit]

Tower of Pimps.png
  • 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.

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