40d:Native gold

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Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.

Native gold can be smelted directly into gold or combined with an ore of silver to create electrum. Mining it still leaves a valuable gold floor.

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.

It can be found as veins in both igneous intrusive and igneous extrusive layers, and as small clusters in alluvial layers (though none currently exist).

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: