The gold statue is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Key Stone used alongside the silver statue in Knuckles the Echidna's storyline to unlock the entrance to Lost World in Mystic Ruins.
The gold statue is a stone statue that mostly resembles a bust. It has a gray, square rock stand with a golden sculpture of what appears to be an echidna, which depicts the echidna's head, neck, chest and shoulders, fixed on top of it.
In Sonic Adventure, and its enhanced port Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, the gold statue appears exclusively in Knuckles' storyline. It can be found in the Mystic Ruins Jungle Area Adventure Field on the cliff near the exit.
The gold statue is to be taken to the north front of the Shrine of Knuckles's race. There, it has to be placed on the fixture of the right side, which has a golden square depicting an echidna. When the gold statue and the silver statue are both in place, the portal to Lost World will open.
- Stratton, Bryan (17 June 2003). "Knuckles The Echidna's Adventure Fields and Action Stages". Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 78. ISBN 978-0761542865.