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For a list of all Gold-related objects in Minecraft, see Gold (Disambiguation).
Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget
Type Raw Material
Item
Uses Crafting
Stackable
Yes
64
Renewable
Yes
Dropped by Zombie Pigmen
Data Values Hex: 173
Dec:
371
Technical Name minecraft:gold_nugget

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A Gold Nugget is an item which is used for crafting.

Source

Gold Nuggets have a high chance of dropping from a slain Zombie Pigman, can be found in the Chests of Desert Temples and Jungle Temples, or can also be created by placing a Gold Ingot into a crafting grid, which breaks it down into 9 nuggets. Gold Nuggets can also be obtained by smelting Gold Armor or weapons in a furnace.

Uses

  • Placing 9 gold nuggets into a 3x3 crafting grid will combine them together to make a gold ingot.
  • Surrounding a Melon Slice or Carrot with eight gold ingots in a crafting table results in a Glistering Melon or Golden Carrot, respectively.

Crafting

ItemCSS
Gold Nugget
x9
None None None
None
ItemCSS
Gold Ingot
None
None None None


As a Crafting Ingredient

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Golden Carrot
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Golden Apple
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Carrot
ItemCSS
Gold Nugget
ItemCSS
Gold Nugget
ItemCSS
Apple
ItemCSS
Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
ItemCSS
Gold Nugget
ItemCSS
Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Glistering Melon
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Melon Slice
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget
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Gold Nugget


Trivia

  • In some multiplayer servers, gold is either traded or used as currency. It is useful, as it has multiple tiers (81 nuggets = 9 ingots = 1 block).
  • Since Zombie Pigmen carry golden swords with them, it is likely that the gold nuggets are pieces from the destroyed swords, since they are not dropped upon death. Only 1/18th of the gold from a pigman's swords are salvaged (assuming 100% drop rate). As of 12w06a, the swords themselves are rarely dropped.
  • 216 gold nuggets are needed to craft a full set of gold armor.

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