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Gold Ore
  • Gold Ore item spriteold Gold Ore item sprite
  • Gold Ore placed
Stack digit 9Stack digit 9Stack digit 9Stack digit 9
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research100 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon Classic
Expert mode icon Expert
Master mode icon Master
Azure CrateAzure CrateAzure Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Boreal CrateBoreal CrateBoreal Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Bramble CrateBramble CrateBramble Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Corrupt CrateCorrupt CrateCorrupt Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Crimson CrateCrimson CrateCrimson Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Defiled CrateDefiled CrateDefiled Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Divine CrateDivine CrateDivine Crate20-350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Dungeon CrateDungeon CrateDungeon Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Frozen CrateFrozen CrateFrozen Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Golden CrateGolden CrateGolden Crate25–345*1/20 (5%)
Hallowed CrateHallowed CrateHallowed Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hellstone CrateHellstone CrateHellstone Crate20-350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Hematic CrateHematic CrateHematic Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Jungle CrateJungle CrateJungle Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Mirage CrateMirage CrateMirage Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Oasis CrateOasis CrateOasis Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Obsidian CrateObsidian CrateObsidian Crate20-351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Ocean CrateOcean CrateOcean Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Seaside CrateSeaside CrateSeaside Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Sky CrateSky CrateSky Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Stockade CrateStockade CrateStockade Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Titanium CrateTitanium CrateTitanium Crate25–342.5*1/40 (2.5%)

Gold Ore is an early game ore which spawns in the Underground and Cavern layers. Its primary use is to make Gold Bars, which can be used to make the Gold tier of equipment, as well as crowns, Thrones, and several other items. The equivalent of Gold Ore is Platinum Ore, which will sometimes replace Gold in a world. Gold Ore has a small chance to appear as a bonus drop from slimes.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Gold OreGold Ore
Chlorophyte ExtractinatorChlorophyte Extractinator Conversion
ShimmerShimmer Transmutation

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Gold BarGold Bar
  • Gold OreGold Ore4
PC versionConsole versionMobile versiontModLoader version only:
Gold BrickGold Brick
Old-gen console versionWindows Phone versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader 1 only:
Gold BrickGold Brick
Spelunker PotionSpelunker Potion
Placed BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
Tungsten OreTungsten Ore
  • Gold OreGold Ore
ShimmerShimmer Transmutation


Achievement Ooo! Shiny!
Ooo! Shiny! • Mine your first nugget of ore with a pickaxe.
Mine your first ore.
Category: Explorer Explorer


  • In real life, gold is one of the softest metals, but in Terraria (as lampshaded by the Goblin Tinkerer) it is harder than such heavy-duty metals as iron or steel.
  • Even though Gold and Platinum Ore (and Bars) are of nearly equal sell value, 1 Platinum Coin is worth 100 Gold Coins. This is likely because Platinum Ore and Bars were added after Platinum Coins, and also is a reflection to the real-world metals (in this case, platinum would be the higher rank).

See also[]


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