The Pickaxe, Minecraft's iconic symbol, is used in the game to rapidly mine stone and ores. A pickaxe can be made from wooden planks, cobblestone, iron ingots, gold ingots, or diamonds with two sticks.
A certain material pickaxe is needed to mine a certain ore.
- Only the diamond pickaxe can mine obsidian.
- Prior to 0.6.1, if a pick is used on Bedrock, it would break within 20 minutes.
- Most players who find diamonds make a a diamond pickaxe instead of the other diamond tools as there is no significant advantage of other diamond tools.
- Wooden Pickaxes are useful if you are going on a non-mining adventure as they can clear Stone in case of emergency.