Gold Ingot

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This article is about the item. For the ore, see Gold Ore. For the mineral block, see Block of Gold. For the nugget, see Gold Nugget.
Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot JE4 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Gold ingots are metal ingots used to craft various items and used as currency for bartering with piglins.

Obtaining[edit]

Gold Ingots are mainly obtained by smelting gold ore and nether gold ore, or just mining nether gold ore, dropping gold nuggets. See the Natural Generation section below for more ways to find the ingots. Gold generates more frequently in the Badlands biome.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Gold

9
Gold Nugget

Smelting[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Gold Ingot Gold Ore +
Any fuel


1
Gold Ingot Nether Gold Ore +
Any fuel


1

Zombified piglins[edit]

Zombified piglins have a 2.5% (140) chance of dropping a gold ingot if killed by a player or tamed wolf. The chance is increased by 1% per level of Looting, for a maximum of 5.5% with Looting III.

Drowned[edit]

In Java Edition, drowned have a 5% (120) chance of dropping a gold ingot, 6% (350) with Looting I, 7% (7100) with Looting II, and 8% (225) with Looting III.

In Bedrock Edition, drowned have a 11% (11100) chance of dropping either a gold ingot, 13% (13100) with Looting I, 15% (320) with Looting II, and 17% (17100) with Looting III.

Natural generation[edit]


Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Gold Ingot Dungeon Chest 1–4 9.6%
Mineshaft Chest 1–3 16.9%
Bastion remnant Treasure chest 3–9 33.7%
Generic chest 1–6 19%
Bridge chest 4–9 11.2%
Buried treasure Chest 1–4 88%
Desert temple Chest 2–7 18%
End city Chest 2–7 52.3%
Jungle temple Chest 2–7 51%
Nether fortress Chest 1–3 49%
Ruined portal Chest 2–8 7.3%
Shipwreck Treasure chest 1–5 26.5%
Stronghold Altar chest 1–3 12.1%
Storeroom chest 1–3 18.6%
Village Weaponsmith's chest 1–3 25.6%
Toolsmith's chest 1–3 9.9%
Temple chest 1–4 25.4%
Woodland mansion Chest 1–4 9.6%
Bedrock Edition
Gold Ingot Dungeon Chest 1–4 9.6%
Mineshaft Chest 1–3 16.9%
Bastion remnant Treasure chest 3–9 29.4%
Generic chest 1–6 16%
Bridge chest 2–8 12.2%
Buried treasure Chest 1–5 34.3%
Desert temple Chest 2–7 18%
End city Chest 2–7 52.3%
Jungle temple Chest 2–7 50.9%
Nether fortress Chest 1–3 49%
Ruined portal Chest 2–8 7.3%
Stronghold Storeroom chest 1–3 15.2%
Altar chest 1–3 11.8%
Village Weaponsmith's chest 1–3 25.6%
Temple chest 1–4 25.4%
Toolsmith's chest 1–3 9.9%
Woodland mansion Chest 1–4 9.6%

Usage[edit]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

As a material for weapons, tools, and armor, gold is not a straight upgrade from iron (except in the case of horse armor). Gold has a higher mining speed and enchantability than any other material, but attack power and durability tends to be low.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Block of Gold Gold Ingot

Clock Gold Ingot +
Redstone Dust

Clock
Gold Nugget Gold Ingot
Golden Apple Gold Ingot +
Apple

Golden Axe Gold Ingot +
Stick

The axe's material can be placed either to the left or the right of the sticks.
Golden Boots Gold Ingot

Golden Chestplate Gold Ingot

Golden Helmet Gold Ingot

Golden Hoe Gold Ingot +
Stick

Golden Leggings Gold Ingot

Golden Pickaxe Gold Ingot +
Stick

Golden Shovel Gold Ingot +
Stick

Golden Sword Gold Ingot +
Stick

Light Weighted Pressure Plate Gold Ingot

Netherite Ingot Netherite Scrap +
Gold Ingot


Powered Rail Gold Ingot +
Stick +
Redstone Dust

Trading[edit]

Apprentice-level cleric villagers buy 3 gold ingots for an emerald as part of their trade.

Repairing[edit]

Golden helmets, chestplates, leggings, boots, swords, pickaxes, axes, hoes and shovels can be repaired with gold ingots in an anvil.

Bartering[edit]

Main article: Bartering

Piglins throw the player item(s) if the player throws or uses a gold ingot on them.

Beacons[edit]

Gold ingots can be used to select powers from a beacon. The player must select one of the available powers, and then insert an ingot in the item slot.

A gold ingot can be substituted for an iron ingot or netherite ingot, an emerald, or a diamond.

Achievements[edit]

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

Advancements[edit]

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

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Oh Shiny
Distract Piglins with goldNetherGive a piglin one of these 22 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved entity tag while not wearing any golden armor. If this advancement is attempted while the player is wearing golden armor but piglin(s) are still aggressive toward them, the advancement does not trigger. Other gold-related items, if any, may be used, but are ignored for this advancement and by the piglin.nether/distract_piglin

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDItem tags (JE)Translation key
Gold Ingotgold_ingot beacon_payment_items
piglin_loved
item.minecraft.gold_ingot

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Gold Ingotgold_ingot 266item.gold_ingot.name

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
0.3120100128Gold Ingot JE1.png Added gold ingots.
20100129Gold Ingot JE2 BE1.png The texture of gold ingots has been changed.
Gold ingots can be smelted from gold ore with flint and steel and drop 3-5 gold ingots.
Gold ingots can be used to craft gold blocks and gold swords, shovels, pickaxes and axes.
20100206Gold ingots are now used to craft gold hoes.
?Smelting gold ore now drops 1 gold ingot (down from 3-5) and crafting gold blocks is now significantly more expensive, requiring 9 gold ingots (3×3) instead of 4 (2×2).
20100218Gold ingots are now used to craft gold helmets, chestplates, leggings and boots.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0?Gold ingots are now used to craft clocks.
Java Edition Beta
1.5Gold ingots are now used to craft powered rails.
1.8Pre-releaseGold ingots can now be found in the new stronghold storerooms and mineshaft chests.
Gold ingots can be crafted from gold nuggets, which are dropped by zombie pigman, making gold a renewable resource.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseGold ingots are now used to craft gold nuggets.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Gold ingots can now be found in the new stronghold altar chests.
1.112w01aGold ingots can now be found in village blacksmith chests.
1.3.112w21aAdded desert temples, with a hidden chest room and loot containing gold ingots.
All types of villagers now buy 8–9 gold ingots for 1 emerald, as a fallback trade in case no trades were generated for that villager.
12w22aAdded jungle temples, which contain loot chests with gold ingots.
1.513w01aGold ingots are now used to craft light weighted pressure plates.
1.6.113w18aGold ingots are now found in nether fortress chests.
13w23aGold ingots are now used to craft normal golden apples.
1.814w02aTrading has been changed: only cleric villagers now buy 8–10 gold ingots for 1 emerald, as a legitimate trade.
1.915w31aGold ingots can now be found in end city ship chests.
15w43aThe average yield of gold ingots in nether fortress chest has been decreased.
15w44aThe average yield of gold ingots in mineshaft and desert temple chests has been decreased.
Gold ingots have been added to dungeon chests.
1.1116w39aGold ingots are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 266.
18w10aGold ingots now generate in buried treasure chests.
18w11aGold ingots can now be obtained as a drop from drowned.
1.1418w43aGold Ingot JE3.png The texture of gold ingots has been changed.
18w44aGold Ingot JE4 BE2.png The texture of gold ingots has been changed, once again.
1.1620w06aGold ingots are now used to craft netherite ingots.
20w07aGold ingots can now be used to barter with piglins.
20w11aGold ingots can now be smelted from nether gold ore.
20w16aGold ingots now generate in bastion remnants and ruined portal chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.2Gold Ingot JE2 BE1.png Added gold ingots.
Gold ingots can be used to craft blocks of gold, gold pickaxes, axes, swords and shovels.
0.4.0Gold ingots are now used to craft gold hoes.
0.6.0Gold ingots are now used to craft gold armor.
0.8.0build 2Gold ingots are now used to craft powered rails and clocks.
0.9.0build 1Gold ingots can now be found in blacksmith chests in villages, stronghold altar chests and dungeon chests.
0.12.1build 1Gold ingots are now used to craft gold nuggets and golden apples.
Gold ingots are now found in nether fortress chests.
0.13.0build 1Gold ingots are now used to craft light weighted pressure plates.
Gold ingots now generate inside of hidden chest rooms in desert temples.
0.14.0build 1Gold ingots are now found in minecart with chests that generate in mineshafts.
0.15.0build 1Gold ingots can now be found in jungle temple chests.
0.16.0build 4Gold ingots can now be used to power beacons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Gold ingots can now be found in end city ship chests and stronghold storerooms.
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Added trading, cleric villagers now buy 8–10 gold ingots for 1 emerald.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Gold ingots are now found in woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.13.8Added drowned, which rarely drop gold ingots.
beta 1.2.14.2Gold ingots can now be found inside buried treasure chests and shipwrecks.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Gold ingots can now be found in plains village weaponsmith chests.
Gold Ingot JE4 BE2.png The texture of gold ingots has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Gold ingots can now be found in desert village temple chests and village toolsmith chests.
Gold ingots can now be found in savanna, taiga, snowy taiga, snowy tundra and desert village weaponsmith chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Cleric villagers now buy 3 gold ingots for one emerald.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Gold ingots are now used to craft netherite ingots.
Gold ingots can now be used to barter with piglins.
beta 1.16.0.57Gold ingots can now be smelted from nether gold ore.
Gold ingots now be found in ruined portal and bastion remnants chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Gold Ingot JE2 BE1.png Added gold ingots.
1.90 Gold Ingot JE4 BE2.png The texture of gold ingots has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Gold Ingot JE2 BE1.png Added gold ingots.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • Gold ingots are the only ingots in the game used alongside another item to craft another type of ingot; in this case, it is used with netherite scrap to craft a netherite ingot.
  • Due to gold being soft in reality, gold tools have the least durability.

See also[edit]