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Subnautica: Below Zero - Where to find Gold

Gold in Subnautica: Below Zero, like in real life, is a valuable commodity
Subnautica: Below Zero - Where to find Gold

One of the most important early-game resources in Subnautica: Below Zero is gold.

It’s not so commonly found that players just gloss over it in a crafting recipe or blueprint. Instead, players often need to set out and find some to make their next upgrade or craft an item of necessity. 

As such, most players at one point or another ask themselves “where is all the gold?” Well, since Subnautica: Below Zero spawns random resources for every different world, there’s not a definitive answer. However, we can point you in the right direction and tell you which biomes contain gold and where you’re most likely to find it on Planet 4546B. 

Finding gold in Subnautica: Below Zero

Unlike some other resources in the game, gold is found in an outcrop. This means that when you break the rock, it won’t always contain gold. The outcrop you’re looking for is Calaverite Outcrop, which is found in several different biomes. You can see the full list below. 

  • Arctic Kelp Caves
  • Crystal Caves
  • Deep Lilypads Cave
  • Deep Twisty Bridges
  • Delta Island
  • East Arctic
  • Fabricator Caverns
  • Lilypad Islands
  • Lilypad Islands Caves
  • Shallow Twisty Bridges
  • Thermal Spires
  • Tree Spires
  • Twisty Bridges Caves
  • West Arctic

Finding gold in Subnautica: Below Zero

A piece of gold in Subnautica: Below Zero. (Picture: Unknown Worlds)

Along with being found in outcrops, gold can also be mined from large resource deposits. These are most commonly found in the Koppa Mining Sites but are located in the Deep Lilypad Caves as well. It’s also found in ore veins that are located in Deep Twisty Bridges and East Arctic. Ore veins are large formations that hold ores, which players can simply grab. Finally, Sea Monkeys sometimes carry gold that you can acquire. Although, this method is by far the worst chance to get gold of the three. 

The easiest location to find gold is in Twisty Bridges, the starting biome of Below Zero, but if you search enough, you’ll come across gold or its outcrop eventually. Just keep swimming.