|This article is about an older version of DF.|
It is possible to make Furniture, Crafts or Mechanisms with Gold nuggets if it's enabled in the z-status stone menu, resulting in quite valuable items, good for export early in the game. It's much easier if you lock in the craftsdwarf with the nuggets.
Despite the high value of gold, creating electrum with it will result in a net profit if the silver ore used is galena or tetrahedrite. Using native silver or horn silver for the process, however, results in neither a gain nor a loss of overall value.
Gold nuggets are used to create two types of metal bars at a smelter:
[MATGLOSS_STONE:GOLD] [NAME:native gold][STONE_NAME:gold nuggets][COLOR:6:7:1][TILE:156] [ENVIRONMENT:IGNEOUS_ALL:VEIN:100] [ENVIRONMENT:ALLUVIAL:CLUSTER_SMALL:100] [ITEM_SYMBOL:'*'] [METAL_ORE:GOLD:100] [SOLID_DENSITY:19320] [VALUE:30]