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Pickaxes are Tools used in the game to mine Stone and Ores.

Certain levels of the Pickaxes are required to mine certain Ores (e.g. an Iron Pickaxe is required for Diamond Ore). The variant with least durability is the Golden Pickaxe and the most durable is the Diamond Pickaxe.




Pickaxes can get several Enchantments such as Unbreaking and Silk Touch. This will cost ExperienceLapis Lazuli, and sometimes Enchanted Books if the Player is using an Anvil or an Enchantment Table.

  • Silk Touch allows the Player to mine an Ore without turning it into an Item.
  • Efficiency allows the Player to mine a lot faster.
  • Fortune increases the drop rate of Ores.
  • Unbreaking makes the durability decrease slower by 10 percent. It can be Enchanted to all Tools and Armor.

Unlike the common belief, Depth Strider is not an Enchantment for mining faster underwater, which is actually Efficiency. Depth Strider is for Boots.


  • Prior to Update 0.6.1, if a Diamond Pickaxe was used on Bedrock, it would break within 20 minutes, due to Bedrock being unbreakable.
  • Golden Pickaxes are the fastest when mining Stone-related and Sandstone-related items, but have only 33 uses, making it the weakest Pickaxe.
  • If the Player mines a Block of a certain Ore with a lower-tier Pickaxe (e. g. mining Iron Ore with a Wooden Pickaxe), it will merely destroy it.
  • Iron Pickaxes are sometimes found in Village Chests.
  • Mining Obsidian is only possible with a Diamond Pickaxe.
  • Golden Pickaxes are the only Pickaxes that can't mine its corresponding Ore.
  • There is an Achievement where the Player has to craft any kind of Pickaxe, it is called 'Time to Mine!'.

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