Redstone Ore is an ore block that can be mined to drop Redstone Dust. Redstone Ore did not drop anything until [[Update 0.8.0] but that has since been changed.
Redstone Ore can be found deep underground. It spawns in large veins like Coal Ore and drops multiple pieces of Redstone Dust at a time. Redstone Ore can only be mined by a Diamond Pickaxe or Iron Pickaxe.
- In Minecraft for PC and console, redstone is used as a power source. However it may be used as a power source in 1.0.0.
- Redstone Ore lights up for 45 seconds if tapped on by the player.
- Redstone Ore was one of the first ores implanted into the game's code.
- Redstone Ore is the only ore that doesn't exist in the real world.
- It also emits a red particle effect when touched by the player.