Redstone is an item added in 0.8.0. It is mined from Redstone Ore. It is used in various crafting recipes such as Powered Rails and Rails. It drops several dust when mined. Redstone may also be found in small quantities inside dungeon and mineshaft chests.
You obtain Redstone from Redstone Ore. Before 0.8.0 when mined, it would just break and not drop anything.
- Clocks are made using 4 Gold Ingots and 1 Redstone.
- In Minecraft for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, Redstone is used as a power source.
- In a later update more Redstone functions will be added.