Raw Gold

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This article describes content that may be included in Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. 
This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.17 and Bedrock Edition 1.17.0 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
Raw Gold
Raw Gold JE3 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

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[edit]

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) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngOh Shiny
Distract Piglins with gold NetherGive a piglin one of these 24 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved item tag while not wearing any golden armor: If this advancement is attempted while the player is wearing golden armor but piglin(s) are still aggressive toward them, the advancement does not trigger. Other gold-related items, if any, may be used, but are ignored for this advancement and by the piglin.nether/distract_piglin

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDItem tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Raw Goldraw_goldpiglin_lovedItemitem.minecraft.raw_gold

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Raw Goldraw_gold?Itemitem.raw_gold.name


Upcoming Java Edition
1.1721w14aRaw Gold JE1.png Added raw gold.
April 13, 2021Raw Gold JE2 BE1.png JAPPA shows a new raw gold texture.
21w15aRaw Gold JE2 BE1.png 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).png JAPPA shows a new raw gold texture again.
21w16aRaw Gold JE3 BE2.png The texture of raw gold has been changed.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta Gold JE2 BE1.png Added raw gold.
beta gold are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.
beta Gold JE3 BE2.png The texture of raw gold has been changed.


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