Block of Gold

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Block of Gold
Block of Gold.png

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Tool


Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 41 hex: 29 bin: 101001

Name

gold_block

A block of gold is a decorative mineral block crafted from gold ingots.

Obtaining[edit]

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

Block
Block of Gold
Hardness 3
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 15
Wooden 7.5
Stone 3.75
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.6
Golden 1.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

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











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 beacon can be powered by a 3×3 square of gold blocks underneath it, and can optionally also include a 5×5, 7×7 and 9×9 layer in the shape of a pyramid under the original layer to increase the effects from the beacon. The layers do not have to be entirely gold blocks, as they may also contain blocks of iron, blocks of emerald, and blocks of diamond.

Note Blocks[edit]

Blocks of gold can be placed under note blocks to produce bell sounds.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Enchanted Golden Apple Block of Gold +
Apple











[Legacy Console Edition only]
Gold Ingot Block of Gold Can be crafted back into gold blocks

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Classic
May 21, 2009 Notch shows interest in adding "metal block"s.
0.0.20a Block of Gold Revision 1.png Added blocks of gold.
In early versions of Survival Test, gold blocks resisted explosions; however, this is no longer the case.[more information needed]
In Survival Test, gold blocks could be obtained by destroying gold ore blocks.
October 24, 2009 Teased a texture change.
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST Block of Gold Revision 2.png The texture was changed.
Indev
0.31 0.31 (January 29, 2010) Added gold ingot and recipe for crafting blocks of gold.
Infdev
February 27, 2010 Gold blocks can now be used to craft golden apples.
Alpha
v1.2.0 Block of Gold Revision 3.png Modified gold block texture to use the top texture on all sides.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5 Block of Gold.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 enchanted golden apples.
12w22a Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing
to
.
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.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 41.
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 used to craft enchanted golden apples.
Removed Nether Reactor functionality.
0.16.0 build 1 Blocks of gold generate naturally in ocean monuments.
build 4 Blocks of gold can be used to activate beacons.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 beta 1.2.0.2 Blocks of gold can no longer be used to craft enchanted golden apples.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.00 Patch 1 Added block of gold.
TU19 CU7 1.12 Now can be used to construct beacon pyramids.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Block of Gold" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

Tower of Pimps.png
  • 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.[Legacy Console Edition only] 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.
  • If one block was equal to one meter cubed, then one block of gold will have a mass of 19,300 kilograms.

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