Minecraft Golden shovel – Crafting guide

Shovels have different durability values depending on the material used to craft them.

Wooden Shovel59 Durability
Stone Shovel131 Durability
Iron Shovel250 Durability
Golden Shovel32 Durability
Diamond Shovel1561 Durability
Netherite Shovel2031 Durability

In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a gold shovel. What you’ll need:

  1. A crafting table.
  2. A furnace.
  3. Two sticks.
  4. An iron pickaxe.
  5. A gold ingot.

Step 1 – Gather logs

Collect a few logs by punching out a tree (any kind of tree will do).

Getting logs.

Step 2 – Create planks

Using a crafting table, place the logs in any single cell of the grid to create planks in the output box.

Crafting planks.

Step 3 – Create sticks

Now, place two planks in the center column of the crafting grid, one in each of the bottom and middle cells of your crafting table to create sticks.

(You can look at your numpad, if you have one, and the placement on the crafting grid would correspond to the “2” and “5” keys, which we can refer to as cell 2 and cell 5.)

Creating sticks.

Step 4 – Mine some gold

0:26 – Using an iron pickaxe, mine one piece of gold ore. You can generally find gold in caves or mines.

Mining gold ore.

Step 5 – Smelt the gold

0:33 – Place the gold in your furnace to smelt it into gold ingots. You can use the logs you gathered as fuel.

Smelt the gold.

Step 6 – Place the sticks

0:52 – Then place two sticks in the center column of the crafting grid, one in each of the bottom and middle cells of your crafting table.

(These would be cells 2 and 5.)

Place the sticks.

Step 7 – Place the gold ingot

0:58 – Now, place a gold ingot in the top-middle cell of the crafting grid.

(This would be cell 8. )

Place the gold ingot.

Step 8 (Optional) – Look at the shiny

Wow. A golden shovel. Look how shiny it is. Yep, that is one good piece of craftsmanship indeed.

No the most durable of implements, but it’ll get the job done after a fashion.

Golden shovel!

And hey, at the very least you can use it to admire your own undeniably attractive mug.


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Article writerIan Cruz in Freedom!

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