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.
- The light emitted by a Restone Ore is not bright enough to stop mobs from spawning though.
- Redstone Ore was one of the first ores implanted into the game's code.
- It also emits a red particle effect when touched by the player.