Mining

Blocks found mining in Minecraft

BlockDescriptionUsed InCrafting Recipe / Dropped By
Bedrock
Bedrock

Bedrock (or Adminium) blocks make up the bottom 5 layers of the map. Bedrock is indestructible except in creative mode

Lava
Lava

Lava occurs in underground pools and small lakes and flows. Lava is extremely common in The Nether. Lava blocks cannot be placed.

Lava (Stationary)
Lava (Stationary)

Lava occurs in underground pools and small lakes and flows. Lava is extremely common in The Nether. Lava blocks cannot be placed.

Gravel
Gravel

Gravel blocks are found in clusters scattered around the map. Gravel obeys gravity and has a 10% chance of dropping flint.

Gold Ore
Gold (Ore)

Gold is found underground in veins, most commonly below layer 32.

Gold Ingot
Iron Ore
Iron (Ore)

Iron Ore is a relatively common mineral, found in layers 0 to 67

Iron Ingot
Coal Ore
Coal (Ore)

Coal Ore is the most common mineral in minecraft. If is found at almost any elevation.

Lapis Lazuli Ore
Lapis Lazuli (Ore)

Lapis Lazuli Ore Blocks are found underground. When mined it drops 4-8 Lapis Lazuli Dye.

Monster Spawner
Monster Spawner

Monster Spawners are blocks that generate mobs. Monster spawners spawn either Spiders, Skeletons, Zombies or Cave Spiders.

Diamond Ore
Diamond (Ore)

Diamond Ore is found underground in veins of 2-8 blocks. It is considered to be the most valuable and elusive block in the game.

Redstone Ore
Redstone (Ore)

Redstone Ore is found underground in veins. A Redstone Ore Block drops 4-6 Redstone Dust when mined.

Redstone Ore (Glowing)
Redstone Ore (Glowing)

Glowing Redstone Ore Block exists for 3 seconds when a player clicks on a Redstone Ore block. During this time it emits light.