Gold Pickaxe

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Gold Pickaxe
  • Gold Pickaxe item spriteold Gold Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 55%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage6 (Melee)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time20 (Very fast)
Tool speed17
TooltipCan mine Meteorite
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required

The Gold Pickaxe is an early-game pickaxe that is stronger than the Silver and Tungsten Pickaxes. Compared to its alternate ore version, the Platinum Pickaxe, it has less pickaxe power, deals 1 less damage, and is slightly slower in terms of mining speed.

Its best modifier is Light for harvesting purposes and Legendary for combat purposes.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version only:
Gold PickaxeGold Pickaxe
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version only:
Gold PickaxeGold Pickaxe


One hit needed Two hits needed Cannot mine


  • Its mining speed is 17, compared to Silver Pickaxe's 11 and Tungsten Pickaxe's 19. However, the Silver Pickaxe will require one more hit to destroy blocks, and therefore the Gold Pickaxe is a faster upgrade. Note that mining stone-like blocks will take 34 time with Gold and 33 with Silver, where dirt-like blocks will take 17 time with Gold and 22 with Silver.
  • Additionally, in worlds that generated with Silver Ore instead of Tungsten Ore, the Gold Pickaxe is the earliest pickaxe the player can obtain that can mine Meteorite as well, unless the player has obtained the Bone Pickaxe dropped by the Undead Miner.


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Gold Bars needed to craft decreased from 12 to 10.