Where to find Gold in Subnautica.

Where to Find Gold in Subnautica

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Gold is an abundant resource in Subnautica and is used to craft several items. If you’re looking to farm Gold, knowing which biomes to explore will save you a lot of time. Here’s everything you need to know.

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    Where to Find Gold in Subnautica

    Sandstone Outcrops from Subnautica.

    Gold is a very common raw material in Subnautica. Almost anywhere you go, you should be able to strike Gold, even unknowingly at times. However, if you’re actively seeking Gold because there are specific items you wish to craft, these are the places you should turn to. You should be able to find Gold hidden inside Sandstone Outcrops, Shale Outcrops, and Large Resource Deposits in the following places:

    • Blood Kelp Zone
    • Bone Fields Caves
    • Bulb Zone
    • Crag Field
    • Crash Zone Mesas
    • Deep Sparse Reef
    • Dunes
    • Grand Reef
    • Grassy Plateaus
    • Jellyshroom Cave
    • Kelp Forest
    • Lost River
    • Bones Fields
    • Corridor
    • Ghost Forest
    • Tree Cove
    • Junction
    • Mountains
    • Mushroom Forest
    • Safe Shallows
    • Sea Treader’s Path
    • Sparse Reef
    • Underwater Islands

    You can also find Gold on the walls and on the seabed in the Inactive Lava Zone.

    Those are pretty much the locations in Subnautica that contain Gold. As you can see, this raw material is very common, so farming for them shouldn’t be too much of a bother for you.

    Just take note that you’ll still fall prey under the percentage game. There is about a 25% chance that you’ll harvest Gold from Sandstone Outcrops, a 30% chance from Shale Outcrops, and about 10% chance you’ll get them from Large Resource Deposits.

    Items You Can Craft With Gold

    Crafting with Gold in Subnautica.

    These are the items in the game that use Gold as an ingredient.

    • Polyaniline – 1x Hydrochloric Acid, 1x Gold
    • Advanced Wiring Kit – 1x Wiring Kit, 1x Computer Chip, 2x Gold
    • Computer Chip – 2x Table Coral Sample, 1x Copper Wire, 1x Gold
    • Scanner Room – 5x Titanium, 2x Copper Ore, 1x Table Coral Sample, 1x Gold
    • Power Transmitter – 1x Titanium, 1x Gold
    • Fabricator – 1x Titanium, 1x Table Coral Sample, 1x Gold
    • Scanner Room Speed Upgrade – 1x Silver Ore, 1x Gold