dec: 14 hex: E bin: 1110
|“||It's Gold! Striking this magnificent mineral is something of a rite of passage in Minecraft. After spending ages mining through cobblestone and coal, you finally see a shiny gleam winking at you from inside the rocks. A few whacks with your pick later, you've struck gold! (Ore!) Said gold ore can then be smelted into shining nuggets of success. This mineral has multiple crafting uses in the game, like clocks and powered rails. Sadly, the golden mining tools you can craft with it may be powerful, but they also break quickly.||„|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Gold ore generates in veins of 4-8 blocks. In the vast majority of biomes, it only appears in the bottom 32 layers of the map. From levels 2-29, gold ore's occurrence underground is at 0.1437% (about five times as rare as iron). On average there are 8.2 gold ores per chunk.
In mesa biomes, an additional 20 veins generate between layers 32 and 79 (inclusive).
|Gold Ingot||Gold Ore +
|May 23, 2009||Notch says he accomplished adding gold veins in stone.|
|0.0.14a||Gold ore added. Found in higher elevations, gold ore was often found in exposed surface-level veins.|
|October 24, 2009||A texture change was shown.|
|0.27 SURVIVAL TEST||Gold ore was retextured.|
|Breaking gold ore gave the player 1 - 3 blocks of gold when mined.|
|?||No longer drops gold blocks.|
|0.31||0.31 (January 29, 2010)||Before the furnace was added, players had to smelt ore by dropping ore blocks onto fire.|
|Gold ore now drops itself when mined.|
|0.31 (February 1, 2010, 2)||Gold ore requires an iron or diamond pickaxe to be successfully obtained.|
|1.6||The “ore quadrant" bug, causing different quadrants of the map to have more or less ore, was fixed.|
|1.8||?||The maximum layer for gold was reduced by 2, along with some other ores.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Smelting gold ore, along with other ores, blocks and items, gives the player experience orbs when taking the item out of the furnace. One stack of gold ore will give the player approximately 3 levels of experience.|
|1.10||16w20a||20 additional veins of gold ore generate in mesa biomes between Y=32 and Y=79.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Added gold ore.|
|0.3.2||Now can be mined and processed correctly.|
|0.10.0||build 1||Gold ore can generate at any level in a mesa biome.|
|0.12.1||Now gives experience points when smelted.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added gold ore.|
|TU43||CU33||1.36||Patch 13||20 additional veins of gold ore generate in mesa biomes between Y=32 and Y=79.|
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- "Block of the Week: Gold" – Minecraft.net, February 17, 2017