redstone ore

redstone ore

Minecraft Block

Redstone Ore is a type of ore that is found 16 or less levels above bedrock. It drops redstone dust when mined and it can be crafted into redstone-related mechanisms. Redstone crafted into Redstone Dust only has one other use than making electrical wires; redstone torch. If it is hit with anything it will begin to glow and will light a small area. It is usually defined as 'Useless' in vanilla minecraft, but in modpacks such as Tekkit, it is more valuable than diamonds.

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Redstone Ore

First Appearance Alpha 1.0.1
Type of Block Solid block
Stackable? Yes
Tool Used IPickaxegraphic
Data Values Hex: 49 Dec: 73
Obeys Physics? No
Luminosity Yes
Transparency No

Trivia

  • Though it is called an "ore", it is not a metal and doesn't have to be smelted into a usable form, although it will give Redstone Dust if smelted in a Furnace in Creative Mode.
  • When added to the game, all Redstone-related blocks had no official name. In 1.0.4, July 9, 2010, the name Redstone was given by Notch after demands from the community.
  • One may only obtain Redstone Ore as a block through Silk Touch enchantmented tools. It is best to mine the Redstone Ore instead of using Silk Touch because when smelting it, it gives one piece of Redstone, but when mined directly drops 1-4 pieces.
  • It is best to mine the Redstone Ore instead of using Silk Touch because when smelting it, it gives one piece of Redstone, but when mined directly drops 1-4 pieces.
  • Lit Redstone Ore is defined as a separate block in the source code.
  • For beginner Minecraft players, Redstone Ore might be mistaken for Rubies.
  • In Pocket Edition , Redstone Ore can be found, but cannot be placed.
  • There is a glitch, that when dug with a Silk Touch pick, a redstone ore is obtained that is unstackable. Placing and destroying with Silk Touch again fixes that glitch.
  • Redstone can essentially be determined to represent copper, but contains a more red hue in Minecraft than it is in real life. It also has a powdery texture. However, both objects take the same basic function, conducting power.
  • Redstone ore can be mined using an iron pickaxe or better. It cannot be mined with a wooden or cobblestone pickaxe, although it can be destroyed by them, it will not yield anything.
  • Redstone is used to make many items that cannot be made with other materials, because it is a good conductor of electricity. A useful thing to make on survival mode would be a compass and/or map, as it can be used to venture from your home and easily find your way back.
  • If you touch a redstone ore, it will glow.

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