Gold is a metal resource from vanilla Minecraft. Although infrequently used in IC², it has several important applications.
These forms of iron are seen during ore processing:
These forms of iron are seen during metal shaping:
Gold is mostly used in cable, item casing, or plate form, and is used in the following:
- As IC² does not generate silver ore, this is the only method of acquiring silver (in the absence of any other mods that do).
Basic crafting is the same for (almost) every metal. Any pre-ingot form, except for the Tiny Pile of Gold Dust, can be smelted into an ingot.
Smelting anything but dust is a waste of resources, though - check the ore processing page to see how to maximize your output.
9 ingots craft into a block and vice versa.
Dust comes from 9 small piles, but you can't craft small piles out of a single dust like you can craft ingots out of a block.
For parts that you make using this metal, plates and item casings and so forth, there's a page for that already.