Gilded Blackstone

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Gilded Blackstone
Gilded Blackstone JE1 BE1.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


Gilded blackstone is a variant of blackstone that can drop itself or gold nuggets when mined.


Natural generation[edit]

Gilded blackstone can generate as part of bastion remnants.


Gilded Blackstone requires a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops itself or gold nuggets. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing. Gilded blackstone has a 10% chance to drop 2-5 gold nuggets when mined with any pickaxe. If it does not drop golden nuggets, it drops itself as a block. If Gilded Blackstone is mined with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe, it always drops itself.

As with Gravel, the Fortune enchantment does not increase the amount dropped, but increase the chance a gold nugget will drop. Fortune I increases the chance for this drop to 14.29% (17), Fortune II increases it to 25%, and Fortune III guarantees the golden nugget drop.

Block Gilded Blackstone
Hardness 1.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Gilded Blackstone Bastion remnant Bridge chest 5–8 12.2%
Generic chest 1–5 31.5%
Treasure chest 1–5 29.4%
Hoglin stable chest 1–5 26.2%
Bedrock Edition
Gilded Blackstone Bastion remnant Bridge chest 5–8 12.2%
Generic chest 1–5 31.5%
Treasure chest 1–5 29.4%
Hoglin stable chest 1–5 26.2%


Piglins become hostile toward players that break gilded blackstone.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.gilded_blackstone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.0? 16
None[1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.gilded_blackstone.fallNone0.5? 16
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.gilded_blackstone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.25? 16
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.gilded_blackstone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.0? 16
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.gilded_blackstone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.15? 16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Gilded Blackstonegilded_blackstone block.minecraft.gilded_blackstone

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Gilded Blackstonegilded_blackstone


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Oooh, shiny!Distract a Piglin using gold.Give a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID


Oh Shiny
Distract Piglins with goldNetherGive a piglin one of these 22 gold-related items while it is aggressive toward the player. Other gold-related items, if any, may be used, but are ignored for this advancement and by the piglin.nether/distract_piglin


Java Edition
1.1620w15aGilded Blackstone JE1 BE1.png Added gilded blackstone.
Gilded blackstone can be obtained only through the creative inventory or commands.
20w16aGilded blackstone can now naturally generate in bastion remnants or be found in its chests.
20w17aGilded blackstone now uses the same sounds as nether quartz ore.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta Blackstone JE1 BE1.png Added gilded blackstone.


Issues relating to "Gilded Blackstone" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Gilded blackstone seems to combine the textures of blackstone and the original texture of nether gold ore in Java Edition.
  • Gilded blackstone is not an ore. So, it cannot be smelted.[2]
  • Gilded blackstone is the only non-ore material that can drop minerals (In this case, Gold nuggets).
  • Gilded blackstone is rarer than ancient debris.

See also[edit]


  1. MC-177082
  2. MC-178087#comment. "WAI as gilded blackstone is not a gold ore and cannot be smelted into gold ingots." – Cory Scheviak, 16 April 2020