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The gold ingot can be primarily obtained by the smelting of Gold Ore found while mining . However, they can also be found in Dungeon and Stronghold Chests or dropped from a Zombie Pigman . They can also be made from Golden Nuggets, also dropped from Zombie Pigmen (it takes 9 Gold nuggets to create a Gold ingot).
Gold can also be used to make Armor and Tools .
Gold equipment is typically impractical as it has a pathetic 33 durability and can mine everything wooden tools can mine. However, gold tools are the fastest diggers of all tools, and as such may be useful if one is in a hurry and has plenty of gold. Gold Tools/Swords/Armor also tend to receive better enchantments than their counterparts. All gold tools have better block breaking rates than their counterparts. The Gold Sword has the same damage value as a wooden sword, and has the lowest durability.
Zombie Pigmen are equipped with Gold Swords in The Nether .
Gold is used for crafting tools and armor. The main use for gold in the Pocket Edition is to make the Nether Reactor structure. It requires 36 ingots (all crafted into blocks).