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Raw gold is a raw metal resource obtained from mining gold ore.



Gold ore and deepslate gold ore mined with an iron pickaxe or higher drops 1 unit of raw gold. If the pickaxe is enchanted with Fortune, it can drop an extra unit per level of Fortune, allowing for a maximum of 4 with Fortune III. If the ore is mined using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, it drops the ore block instead.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Raw Gold Block of Raw Gold



The primary usage of raw gold is smelting it into gold ingots.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Raw Gold Raw Gold

Smelting ingredient[]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Raw Gold +
Any fuel



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


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

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormItem tagsTranslation key
Raw Goldraw_goldItempiglin_loveditem.minecraft.raw_gold

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Raw Goldraw_gold506Itemitem.raw_gold.name


Java Edition
1.1721w14aRaw Gold JE1 Added raw gold.
April 13, 2021Raw Gold JE2 JAPPA shows a new raw gold texture.
21w15aRaw Gold JE2 The texture of raw gold has been changed.
Raw gold can now be used to craft block of raw gold.
April 16, 2021Raw Gold (pre-release) JAPPA shows a new raw gold texture again.
21w16aRaw Gold JE3 The texture of raw gold has been changed.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta Gold JE2 Added raw gold.
beta gold are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.
beta Gold JE3 The texture of raw gold has been changed.


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