Redstone Ore
Redstone Ore
Important Information
Full name Redstone Ore
ID 73
Type Ore, Natural Blocks
Blast Resistance 15
Naturally Spawning Yes
Primary Tool Pickaxe
Minimum tool level Iron
Drops 1-4 Redstone
Luminosity Yes, when being mined/stood on
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity No
Redstone Ore is an ore in Minecraft. It is usually found 16 levels or below above Bedrock, although it can be found in other places, and is fairly common there. When mined, which takes an Iron Pickaxe or higher to drop anything, it will drop 1-4 Redstone Dust (without the Fortune enchantment; Fortune III can yield up to 32 Redstone). This makes Redstone very easy to gather, so long as one avoids death.
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Some Redstone Ore that spawned in a Ravine near some Lapis Lazuli Ore. It's an unusually small vein.

How to obtain

  • Mine with an Iron Pickaxe or higher enchanted with Silk Touch to obtain the ore, not the item, Redstone.
  • Redstone is often found in close proximity to lava, so exercise caution when mining.
  • Redstone Ore is also found in very long caves that are deep. It even can be found in ravines too.
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Redstone Ore will appear to "spit" particles when stepped on.


  • When left-clicked or walked on, Redstone Ore will make a faint light which can be quite useful in dark Caves when you have run out of torches.
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