Gold Ore is a mineral obtained mainly underground, though rare surface sightings are possible. It is less common than Iron, Silver, and Copper, and is normally found in formations of 5-30 blocks. Gold Ore is the strongest Ore to spawn on the surface layer. It is one tier below Demonite and one tier above Silver.

Gold Ores can be mined with any pickaxe and then smelted into Gold Bars, which can crafted into furniture, tools, armor, or weapons.

Notes

  • Like many minerals, Gold Ore is more valuable to the Merchants than Gold Bars are.
  • Gold Ore is also very commonly found on Floating Islands, and seems to also be near/inside Lava pits closer to The Underworld.
  • Gold Ores look green near the Glowing Mushroom biome.
  • Since v1.2, there is a chance that your world will have all of its Gold Ore replaced with Platinum Ore during world generation, which will only allow you to craft Platinum Bars instead of Gold Bars. Those two ore types may look different, but their functionality is the same.
  • The only way to obtain gold ore, if your world contains Platinum, is by using Silt/Slush on the Extractinator.

Update Info

v1.2.3

  • Now stacks to 999.

PC release

  • Added to the game.

Gallery

Minerals
Original Metals Alternative Metals

Copper Ore.png Copper Ore

Copper Bar.png Copper Bar

Tin Ore.png Tin Ore

Tin Bar.png Tin Bar

Iron Ore.png Iron Ore

Iron bar1.png Iron Bar

Lead Ore.png Lead Ore

Lead Bar.png Lead Bar

Silver Ore.png Silver Ore

Silver bar1.png Silver Bar

Tungsten Ore.png Tungsten Ore

Tungsten Bar.png Tungsten Bar

Gold Ore.png Gold Ore

Gold Bar.png Gold Bar

Platinum Ore.png Platinum Ore

Platinum Bar2.png Platinum Bar

Demonite ore1.png Demonite Ore

Demonite bar.png Demonite Bar

Crimtane Ore.png Crimtane Ore

Crimtane Bar.png Crimtane Bar

Hard Mode Metals

Cobalt Ore.png Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Bar.png Cobalt Bar

Palladium Ore.png Palladium Ore

Palladium Bar.png Palladium Bar

Mythril Ore.png Mythril Ore

Mythril Bar.png Mythril Bar

Orichalcum Ore.png Orichalcum Ore

Orichalcum Bar.png Orichalcum Bar

Adamantite Ore.png Adamantite Ore

Adamantite Bar.png Adamantite Bar

Titanium Ore.png Titanium Ore

Titanium Bar.png Titanium Bar

Chlorophyte Ore.png Chlorophyte Ore

Chlorophyte Bar.png Chlorophyte Bar

Hallowed Bar.png Hallowed Bar

Shroomite Bar.png Shroomite Bar

Other Minerals & Materials

Meteorite ore.png Meteorite Ore

Meteorite bar.png Meteorite Bar

Hellstone1.png Hellstone

Hellstone Bar.png Hellstone Bar

Ectoplasm.png Ectoplasm

Obsidian1.png Obsidian

Items Requiring Gold
Tools Gold Axe · Gold Hammer · Gold Pickaxe
Armor Gold Helmet · Gold Chainmail · Gold Greaves
Weapons Gold Bow · Gold Broadsword · Gold Shortsword · Ruby Staff
Vanity Items Gold Crown
Furniture Candelabra · Candle · Gold Chandelier · Throne
Accessories Gold Watch
Potions Spelunker Potion
Other Gold Bar · Gold Brick
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