• Dig all the way to layer 12 (click F3 and look y12). Then find a dungeon and lava. You will find diamonds, also: -gold, redstone, lapus lazuli and some iron and coal.

  • Break gold into nuggets. A single ingot anywhere in the crafting area will turn into a pile of gold nuggets. These have a few uses:

    Glistering Melon: Melon slice completely surrounded by nuggets. Used for potions.

    Golden Carrot: Carrot surrounded by nuggets. Used for potions, food, and breeding/ healing horses.

    Firework Stars: To make a…[Read more]

  • Create golden apples. Place an apple in the center of the craft area and surround it completely with golden ingots (eight total). This will make a golden apple, an excellent healing and protection item that you can eat even with full hunger.
    You used to be able to make a more powerful “Notch apple” in most versions of Minecraft by using gold…[Read more]

  • Make gold pressure plates. If you want to start a redstone circuit when something falls on or walks over a square, build a pressure plate with two ingots side by side.

    Pressure Plates

  • Build powered rails. Place a stick in the middle of the craft area, fill the left and right columns with gold ingots (six total), and place redstone at the bottom. This powered rail will make minecarts move on their own, if you power it with a redstone torch or powered redstone circuit.

    Powered Rail

  • Layne Shipley posted an update in the group Group logo of MinecraftMinecraft 2 years, 10 months ago

    Gold is found only below layer 31. You can check your current layer by pressing F3 on Minecraft for computers, or by checking a map in the console edition. The y-coordinate tells you which layer you are on. Here are the best layers to look for gold.

    Layer 28 is the highest and usually safest layer where you’ll find the maximum amount of…[Read more]