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Gold ingot
Stackable 16
Smelt Point 1063°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes

Gold is a metal. Its main use is as a component of black bronze. Gold can be used to create Tier 2 tools and equipment, but such tools have half the durability of their copper counterparts.


Gold can be found as native gold ore veins or, very rarely, through panning.


Gold is always found as native gold ore. Native gold ore can only be found in quartz.


Gold, once smelted, can be cast into molds or ingots. Gold tools are considered tier 2, on par with copper, but have significantly less durability. This, plus the rarity of gold compared to copper, means golden equipment is largely ornamental.

Gold plates can also be used to make lined lanterns. Unlined lanterns created from gold also gain a +1 luminosity bonus.


The only alloy of gold in the game is black bronze, created by alloying 68-84% copper, 8-16% silver and 8-16% gold. Black bronze is a tier 3 metal, and the most effective type of bronze in the game.

Ores, metals and minerals
Guides Ore Deposits Metals
Metals Copper Iron Meteoric iron Gold Silver Lead Tin Zinc Bismuth Titanium (Ilmenite)
Alloys Bronze (Tin bronze, bismuth bronze, black bronze) • Steel Brass Solder (Lead solder, Silver solder) • Molybdochalkos
Minerals Alum Borax Cinnabar Coal Halite (Salt) Lapis lazuli Quartz Saltpeter Sulfur Sylvite (Potash)
Tools Pickaxe Hammer Prospecting Pick Forge Quern Anvil Bloomery Helve hammer Pulverizer
Other Gemstones
Related mechanics Panning Mining Casting Smithing Steel making