Ore is the main ingredient for crafting in Minecraft. There is a reason that the game is named that way after all. There are many types of ore of various rarity. They can be found in caves, ravines or even from villagers sometimes. Players need a pickaxe to mine ore.

In this article, we would list out the top 5 things players might not know about Ores in Minecraft.

1 - Unlock an achievement with diamonds

Players can give a diamond ore to another player or even a mob to get an achievement. It is best to do this with a friend, as mobs won't always pick up the diamond when prodded.

Diamonds in Minecraft

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2 - Copper ore turns green

Copper ore is the first ore added into the game and can be found everywhere in the overworld. They would slowly oxidize when left alone for a period of time and become green. You can preserve its brown color by using honeycombs.

Copper ore
Copper ore in Minecraft

3 - You need a diamond pickaxe to mine Netherite/Obsidian

This is the rarest ore in the game - the Ancient Debris/Netherite can only be found in the Nether. Players need the best pickaxe in the game, the Diamond pickaxe, to mine it. To get the Diamond pickaxe, 3 diamonds are needed for crafting.

Diamond pickaxe
Diamond pickaxe

Due to the block's rarity, it would take a while for the player to amass Netherite. It is the hardest amongst all ores in Minecraft.

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4 - Piss off Piglins with Gold

Players can easily trigger aggro from Piglins mob by mining gold ore, as these guys are very obsessive over gold. Whenever you found a gold mine, prepare yourself for a fight, as these mobs can sense your mining even without any line of sight.

Piglins love gold

5 - Ruby was changed into Emerald

In the earliest version of Minecraft, there was an ore called Ruby that looks identical to Redstone. It was changed into Emerald later to avoid confusion.

Ruby vs Emerald
Ruby vs Emerald

6 - Gold has low durability

Just like real life, gold in Minecraft is soft and breaks very easily. While it might look super pretty, it is not a good idea to craft armors and weapons from gold.

Golden Armor
Golden Armor in Minecraft

7 - Gold, copper, and iron are unaffected by Fortune enchantment

Fortune is an enchantment that can be put into a pickaxe to increase the number of resources you get from mining. However, not all ores are affected by this enchantment - Gold, Copper and Iron are the three exceptions.

Fortune Enchantment
Fortune Enchantment is the best to mine ores in Minecraft

8 - Silk Touch pickaxe

Pickaxes enchanted with Silk Touch would cause ore blocks to drop as themselves instead of the usual drop items.

Silk Touch pickaxe
Silk Touch pickaxe in Minecraft

9 - Deepslate mining

Deepslate is a stone variant that's twice as durable. They can only be mined with pickaxes imbued with the Silk Touch enchantment - otherwise, you would get cobbled Deepslate.

Deepslate building

10 - Emerald ore spawn location

While Emerald's rarity is just "Rare", it only spawns in the mountain biome. This is probably why a lot of players seem to believe that this particular ore is the rarest.

Emerald ore
Emerald building

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