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Gilded blackstone is a variant of blackstone found exclusively in bastion remnants, that can drop itself or gold nuggets when mined.


Natural generation[]

Gilded blackstone generates as part of bastion remnants, replacing some of the blackstone in the structure; they can also be found beneath bastion chests.


Gilded blackstone requires a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops itself or gold nuggets. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing. Gilded blackstone has a 10% chance to drop 2–5 gold nuggets when mined with any pickaxe. If it does not drop gold nuggets, it drops itself as a block. If a gilded blackstone is mined with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe, it always drops itself.

As with the drop chance of flint from gravel, the Fortune enchantment does not increase the amount dropped, but increases the chance of gold nuggets dropping. Fortune I increases the chance for this drop to 14.29% (17), Fortune II increases it to 25%, and Fortune III guarantees the gold nugget drop.

Block Gilded Blackstone
Hardness 1.5
Breaking time[A]
Default 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Gilded Blackstone Bastion remnant Hoglin stable chest 2–5 22.8%
Treasure chest 5–15 33.7%
Generic chest 1–5 44.1%
Bridge chest 8–12 11.2%
Bedrock Edition
Gilded Blackstone Bastion remnant Hoglin stable chest 2–5 22.8%
Treasure chest 5–15 33.7%
Generic chest 1–5 44.1%
Bridge chest 8–12 11.2%


Gilded blackstone is primarily used for decoration.


Piglins are attracted to gilded blackstone and run toward any gilded blackstone on the ground, and inspect it for 6 to 8 seconds before putting it in their inventory.

Piglins become hostile toward players that break gilded blackstone.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.gilded_blackstone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.gilded_blackstone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.gilded_blackstone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.gilded_blackstone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.gilded_blackstone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsItem tagsTranslation key
Gilded Blackstonegilded_blackstoneBlock & Itemguarded_by_piglinspiglin_lovedblock.minecraft.gilded_blackstone

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Gilded Blackstonegilded_blackstone536Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.gilded_blackstone.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Oooh, shiny!Distract a Piglin using goldGive a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-rawOh Shiny
Distract Piglins with gold NetherWhile aggravated, give a piglin one of these 25 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved item tag: Other gold-related items do not distract the piglin and do not trigger this advancement.nether/distract_piglin


Java Edition
1.1620w15aGilded Blackstone JE1 BE1 Added gilded blackstone.
Gilded blackstone can be obtained only through the creative inventory or commands.
20w16aGilded blackstone can now naturally generate in bastion remnants or be found in its chests.
20w17aGilded blackstone now uses the same sounds as nether quartz ore.
1.16.220w30aChests in bastion remnants are now more likely to be located on top of gilded blackstone.
Increased the average yield of gilded blackstone from bastion remnant chests.
1.1721w11aGilded Blackstone JE2 Tweaked the gilded blackstone texture.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta Blackstone JE1 BE1 Added gilded blackstone.
1.17.0beta Blackstone JE2 Tweaked the gilded blackstone texture.


Issues relating to "Gilded Blackstone" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Gilded blackstone is not an ore, as it cannot be smelted.[1]
  • Gilded blackstone was named after Gilded Games, the studio behind The Aether mod.[2]



  1. MC-178087 (comment#666625). "WAI as gilded blackstone is not a gold ore and cannot be smelted into gold ingots." – Cory Scheviak, 16 April 2020
  2. (The Aether Project Discord) https://discord.com/channels/118816101936267265/229460143912255488/697539028760920115
  3. https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/gilded-blackstone

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