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Nether Gold Ore
|Catches fire from lava||
Nether gold ore generates in the Nether in the form of mineral veins. Nether gold ore replaces netherrack 10 times per chunk in veins of size 1-10, from levels 10 to 117, in all Nether biomes. In basalt deltas, nether gold ore attempts to generate 20 times per chunk as there are fewer valid generation areas.
Nether gold ore requires a pickaxe to be mined.
|Block||Nether Gold Ore|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Nether gold ore drops 2-6 gold nuggets when mined with any pickaxe. Fortune has a 33.3% chance to multiply the drops by 2, Fortune II has a 25% chance to multiply the drops by 2 or 3 and Fortune III has a 20% chance each to multiply the drops by 2, 3, or 4 for a maximum possible drop of 24 golden nuggets. The average number of nuggets from Fortune III is 8.8, which is less than an ingot; therefore it is more efficient to mine nether gold ore with Silk Touch and smelt it into gold ingots.
|Average||4||5 1⁄3||7||8 4⁄5|
|Gold Ingot||Nether Gold Ore +
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation distance|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||?||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||?||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||?||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||?||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||?||16|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Item tags (JE)||Translation key|
|Nether Gold Ore|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Nether Gold Ore|
|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.||30G||Silver|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|Oh Shiny||Distract Piglins with gold||Nether||Give 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.|
|February 14, 2020||HelenAngel says about there will not be gold ore in the Nether.|
|February 28, 2020||HelenAngel says to upvote gold ore in the Nether on the Feedback site. She also states it's getting a lot of attention of there, so she has passed it off to the team.|
|1.16||20w11a||Added nether gold ore.|
|Like regular gold ore, nether gold ore drops itself and can be mined only with an iron pickaxe or better.|
|March 11, 2020||A new texture for nether gold ore is shown.|
|20w12a||Nether gold ore now drops gold nuggets instead of itself.|
|Nether gold ore can now be mined with any pickaxe.|
|20w13a||The texture of nether gold ore has been changed.|
|Nether gold ore now drops experience.|
|20w17a||Nether gold ore now uses the same sounds as nether quartz ore, but via a different sound event.|
|Pre-release 1||Nether gold ore now uses the "nether" color on maps.|
|1.16.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Added nether gold ore.|
- In 2017, Jeb showed interest in a suggestion regarding nether gold ore that was posted on Reddit.
- This comment also suggested that nearby zombie pigmen, the mob now currently known as zombified piglins, should become angry at the player when they mine nether gold ore. Jeb also showed interest in this aspect of the suggestion, and this may have been the inspiration for piglins becoming angry when gold of any type is mined near them.