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This article is about the nugget. For the block that can drop nuggets, see Gilded Blackstone. For the ore, see Gold Ore. For the item, see Gold Ingot. For the mineral block, see Block of Gold.
Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget JE3 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Gold nuggets are items used to make gold ingots and other various golden items. One gold nugget is effectively worth one-ninth of a gold ingot.

Obtaining[]

Mob loot[]

Zombified Piglins, when killed, may drop 0-1 gold nuggets. When killed using a weapon enchanted with Looting, they may drop an additional gold nugget per level of Looting used, up to a maximum of 4.

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gold Ingot

9

Smelting[]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Golden Sword or
Any golden tools or
Any golden armor or
Golden Horse Armor +
Any fuel


0.25

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Gold Nugget Bastion remnant Generic chest 2–8 24.4%
Hoglin stable chest 2–8 22.8%
Bridge chest 2–6 47.9%
Igloo Chest 1–3 55.3%
Ruined portal Chest 4–24 20.5%
Shipwreck Treasure chest 1–10 36.6%
Underwater ruins Big ruins chest 1–3 81%
Village Plains house chest 1–3 12.1%
Savanna house chest 1–3 11.3%
Bedrock Edition
Gold Nugget Bastion remnant Generic chest 2–8 24.4%
Hoglin stable chest 2–8 22.8%
Bridge chest 2–6 47.9%
Igloo Chest 1–3 55.3%
Ruined portal Chest 4–24 20.5%
Shipwreck Treasure chest 1–10 36.6%
Underwater ruins Big ruins chest 1–3 81%
Village Plains house chest 1–3 12.1%
Savanna house chest 1–3 11.3%

Mining[]

Nether gold ore mined using a pickaxe drops 2-6 gold nuggets. If the pickaxe is enchanted with Fortune, it has a 33.3% chance to multiply the drops by 2, Fortune II has a 25% chance to multiply the drops by 2 or 3 and Fortune III has a 20% chance each to multiply the drops by 2, 3, or 4 for a maximum possible drop of 24 golden nuggets. The average drop rate for a Fortune III pickaxe is 8.8, while the drop rate for a Silk Touch pickaxe is a single ingot, or a flat rate of 9. It is slightly more efficient to mine with a Silk Touch pickaxe.

Gilded Blackstone mined using a pickaxe has a 10% chance to drop 2-5 gold nuggets. If the pickaxe is enchanted with Fortune I, the chance gold nuggets drop is increased 14.29%, Fortune II increases the drop chance to 25%, and Fortune III guarantees the drop.

Usage[]

Gold nuggets can be used to craft a golden carrot or glistering melon for brewing. Also, gold nuggets can be combined with gunpowder and dye to create a firework star that bursts in a star-shaped explosion.

Piglins instantly pick up any gold nuggets that are within 1 block of them. Unlike other gold-related items, they do not intentionally seek out gold nuggets to pick up and only pick them up if they walk near it. Unlike gold ingots, gold nuggets picked up are dropped upon the piglin's death.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Firework Star Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Gold Nugget +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Glistering Melon Slice Gold Nugget +
Melon Slice

Gold Ingot Gold Nugget

Golden Carrot Gold Nugget +
Carrot

White Firework Star or
Blue Firework Star or
Brown Firework Star or
Black Firework Star
Gunpowder +
Bone Meal or
Lapis Lazuli or
Cocoa Beans or
Ink Sac +
Gold Nugget +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.

Fuel[]

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This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition. 

When used in a furnace as a fuel, a gold nugget lasts 1 second.[1]

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationFormTranslation key
Gold Nuggetgold_nuggetItemitem.minecraft.gold_nugget

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Gold Nuggetgold_nugget371Itemitem.gold_nugget.name

History[]

Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseGold Nugget JE1.png Added gold nuggets.
Gold nuggets are dropped by zombie pigmen.
Gold nuggets can be used to craft gold ingots.
Gold nuggets currently do not have a mouseover name.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Gold nuggets now have a mouseover name.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Gold nuggets are now used to craft glistering melons.
Gold nuggets can now be crafted from a single gold ingot.
1.1releaseNormal golden apples are now crafted with gold nuggets.
1.3.11.3Gold Nugget JE2 BE1.png The texture of gold nuggets have been changed.
1.4.212w34aGold nuggets are now used to craft golden carrots.
1.4.612w49aGold nuggets can now be used to craft a firework star for a star shaped effect on a firework.
1.6.113w23aGold nuggets can no longer be used to craft a golden apple.
1.915w43aGold nuggets may now be found among the loot in igloo basement chests.
1.11.116w50aGold nuggets can now be smelted from golden tools and armor.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 371.
18w09aGold nuggets can now be found in underwater ruins loot chests.
18w11aGold nuggets now generate in the chests of shipwrecks.
1.1418w43aGold Nugget JE3 BE2.png The texture of gold nuggets has been changed.
18w48aGold nuggets can now be found in chests in plains village houses.
18w49aGold nuggets can now be found in chests in savanna village houses.
1.1620w12aNether gold ore now drops 2-6 gold nuggets, affected by Fortune.
20w15aGilded blackstone now has 10% chance to drop 2-5 gold nuggets. Only the drop chance is affected by Fortune.
20w16aGold nuggets now generate in bastion remnants and ruined portal chests.
Pre-release 1Gold nuggets can now be used to distract piglins.
Pre-release 3Gold nuggets can no longer be used to distract piglins.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.12.1build 1Gold Nugget JE2 BE1.png Added gold nuggets.
Gold nuggets can be used to craft glistering melons, gold ingots and golden carrots.
Gold ingots can now be crafted into 9 gold nuggets.
Zombie pigmen now drop gold nuggets upon being killed.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Gold nuggets can now be found inside igloo basement chests.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Gold nuggets can now be smelted from golden tools and armor.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Gold nuggets can now be used to craft firework stars.
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Gold nuggets can now be found in some shipwreck chests.
beta 1.2.20.1Gold nuggets can now be found in underwater ruins chests.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3The gold nugget can now be found in plains village house chests.
Gold Nugget JE3 BE2.png The texture of gold nuggets has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1The gold nugget can now be found in savanna village house chests.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Nether gold ore now drops 2-6 gold nuggets.
Gilded blackstone now has 10% chance to drop 2-5 gold nuggets.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.50Gold nuggets can now be used as fuel for a furnace.[1]
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Gold Nugget JE2 BE1.png Added gold nuggets.
TU53CU43 1.49 Patch 231.0.3Gold nuggets can now be smelted from golden tools and armor.
1.90 Gold Nugget JE3 BE2.png The texture of gold nuggets has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Gold Nugget JE2 BE1.png Added gold nuggets.
1.9.19Gold nuggets can now be smelted from golden tools and armor.

Issues[]

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See also[]

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