Gold is commonly found in all layers except for -1 to -9 in dirt. There it's uncommon.
Gold sells for $34, making gold useful to new players but not so much to other players. However, gold can be worth more because rare ores can replace it over time because gold is a common ore, making gold useful to leave behind.
Dave's In-game description: "Generally a valuable ore for intermediate level miners."
- Gold is actually very useful for people in dirt who can't mine stone fast.
- Its badge description is "It should be worth more... Right?"
- About 800,000 different people have found gold sometime in their quarry career.
- The gold layer is the most common place for rare ores to spawn.