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|Uses||Villager trading, Activating Beacons , Decoration|
|First Appearance||Snapshot 12w21a|
|Data Values||Hex: 184 Dec: 388|
Emeralds can be mined from Emerald Ore , which can only be found in extreme hills biomes, making them extremely rare. It will only drop when mined with a Pickaxe made of Iron or Diamond . Emeralds can also be found in villages, as it is the main currency used in the Villager trading system, replacing the Ruby , an item found in older versions of Minecraft. Emeralds can rarely be found in the chests of Desert and Jungle Temples , similarly to many other ore materials.