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Pickaxes are tools used in the game to mine Stone and ores. A pickaxe can be made with 2 Sticks and 3 Planks, Cobblestone, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingot, or Diamonds.

A certain material pickaxe is needed to mine a certain material (example: an Iron Pickaxe for Diamond Ore). The worst is Wood and the best is Diamond




Pickaxes can get several enchantments such as Unbreaking and Silk Touch. This will cost XPlapis and sometimes enchanted books, if you are 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 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.
  • Gold Pickaxes are the only Pickaxes that can't mine its own ore.

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