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Redstone Ore
Redstone Ore
Redstone Ore


Mineral Block


9 for 45 seconds if touched, none if left alone



First Appearance

Version 0.1.0

Tool Used


Tool Level

Iron and above


4-5 Redstone Dust


Yes (Up to 64 if mined with Silk Touch)

Redstone Ore is an Ore Block that can be mined to drop Redstone Dust using an Iron Pickaxe or higher.


Redstone Ore can be found deep underground below layer 15 of the world. It spawns in large veins like Coal Ore and drops 4-5 pieces of Redstone Dust at a time. The ore block itself can be obtained by using a Pickaxe Enchanted with Silk Touch.


  • Redstone Ore did not drop anything until Update 0.8.0.
  • Redstone Ore lights up for 45 seconds with a light level of 8 and has a particle effect if it is mined, a Torch is placed on it, or it is walked over.
    • This is because Redstone Ore is actually a BUD (Block Update Detector), just like an Observer.
    • The light emitted by a Redstone Ore is not bright enough to stop Mobs from spawning, unlike a Torch or Glowstone.
    • This effect can be extended or permanent by making a Mob stand on top of it for a long time.
  • Redstone Ore was one of the first ores implemented into the game's code.
  • It has the same luminosity as a Redstone Torch.
  • Mining it with a Fortune enchanted pickaxe will increase its yield.

Coal Ore | Lapis Lazuli Ore | Diamond Ore | Emerald Ore | Gold Ore | Iron Ore | Redstone Ore | Nether Quartz Ore

Redstone (Torch, Active)RedstoneRedstone (Torch, Inactive)

Redstone Dust | Redstone Torch | Piston | Redstone Lamp | Pressure Plate | Lever | Redstone Ore | Block of Redstone | Redstone Comparator | Daylight Sensor | Weighted Pressure Plate | Redstone Repeater | Button | Dispenser | Dropper | Hopper | Command Block | Note Block | Trapped Chest | Tripwire Hook | Observer

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