The most seductive metal of them all. Millions have died in attempting to feed the endless human thirst for gold. This soft metal is little use on its own, but is strikingly beautiful and very rare.
Gold is sometimes found on the bodies of raiders, as well as those who pop out of random cryptosleep caskets in buildings around the map. You can sell gold to certain traders to get a staggering amount of cash, or craft it into golden sculptures that are perhaps the most valuable items in the game. It can also be used to create extremely beautiful furniture and structures. Gold art and furniture is the best way to get the "Beautiful Environment" mood bonus for your colonists.
Gold ore tiles have 1,500 health each, making them one of the faster ores to mine. They can be found in smaller veins, ranging from 2 to 8 tiles in size. Each mined block has a base yield of 40 gold, however this is modified by factors such as the Difficulty setting and the mining yield of the pawn. Notably, a healthy pawn requires Mining skill of 8 or better for maximum yield.
Gold is used in the following crafting recipes:
|Grand meditation throne||75||Furniture|
|Prestige cataphract armor||180||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige cataphract helmet||90||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige marine armor||100||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige marine helmet||50||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige recon armor||90||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige recon helmet||40||Gear - Armor|
|Multi-analyzer||20||Miscellaneous - Research|
|Ship computer core||70||Ship|