Gold occurs in Minecraft in several forms. Refer to one of the following articles for details:
- Gold Ore - Found deep underground. Can be smelted into gold ingots.
- Gold Block - Solid gold blocks that are used primarily for decoration, or building the pyramid base of a Beacon. Can be broken into gold ingots.
- Gold Ingot - Can be used for crafting, inserted into a beacon, combined into gold blocks, or broken into gold nuggets.
- Gold Nugget - Dropped by Zombie Pigmen, or found within Chests. It can be combined into gold ingots, or crafted with certain food items to obtain potion ingredients or enhanced food.