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Types of Pickaxes
Wood Stone Iron Gold Diamond
60 Uses 132 Uses 251 Uses 33 Uses 1562 Uses
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The five types of pickaxes.

The Pickaxe, also called the Pick, should be one of the first tools the player obtains on Minecraft. It is used for mining Stone-related blocks, but can deal small damage as well, although they're less effective than the Axe or Sword. A Wooden Pickaxe is a necessity for getting anything out of Coal Ore or all types of Stone-type blocks. With a Stone Pickaxe, you are able to mine Iron Ore and Lapis Lazuli Ore. With an Iron Pickaxe, you are able to mine Gold Ore, Redstone Ore, and Diamond Ore. With a Diamond Pickaxe, you are able to mine Obsidian. Diamond is the strongest tool-crafting material in the game, so it can break every block, excluding Bedrock and End Portal Frames. In addition they each have different durabilities, as shown in the table above. Each Pickaxe takes a certain time to break Stone and other Stone-related blocks, this is known as the mining speed. Wooden Pickaxes, having the slowest mining speed, followed by Stone, then Iron, Diamond, and Golden Pickaxes having the fastest mining speed.

Crafting

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How to obtain

Tools
Breakable PickaxeAxeShovelHoeSwordArmor
Other CompassClockName TagLeadHorse Armor
Transportation MinecartMinecart with FurnaceCarrot on a Stick

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