Gold ore is a rare ore that can be found in all biomes in clusters of up to 9 blocks. Gold ore has a variant known as deepslate gold ore that can only be found in the deepslate and tuff layer of the Overworld When broken with an iron pickaxe or better it will drop raw gold which is an important resource. This material is rarely used for tools and armor as its durability is quite low.
A block of gold ore (via screenshot)
Gold ore is naturally generated in the Overworld in clusters underground and it is most commonly found around layer -16. In the badlands biome, gold ore is more common as compared to other biomes. To get a gold ore block you will need to use a pickaxe enchanted with silk touch. If broken with a regular pickaxe raw gold will drop.
Regular and deepslate gold ore in a crevice (via screenshot)
Gold ore will drop raw gold which is then smelted into gold ingots. Gold ingots are used to make plenty of items, most useful of which are golden apples, golden carrots, etc. Gold is also used to barter with piglins in the nether.
Smelting raw gold into a gold ingot (via screenshot)
Gold ore is an important mineral block that provides players with raw gold. Gold is a useful item for bartering and making foodstuff. It can be found quite easily since it is generated in all biomes and has a decently high generation rate.
A. Gold ore is most commonly found in the Overworld in mineshafts and caves.
A. The best Y level for mining gold is -16.
A. Gold tools and armor alike are avoided by a lot players because of their low durability.