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Coal Ore
Coal (Ore).png
Coal (Ore)
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

15

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Availability

?

First appearance

Classic 0.0.14a

Experience

Mined: 0–2
Smelted: 0.1

Drops

1
Coal

Data value

dec: 16 hex: 10 bin: 10000

Name

coal_ore

Coal Ore is a mineral block that drops coal lumps when mined. One can also acquire large amounts of experience by mining coal.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

Coal ore is generated naturally in veins between stone blocks, much like other ores. It is a common sight on almost all maps, and can be found at almost any elevation, from cliff faces, through underground caves and sea bottoms, down to bedrock. On average, there are about 142.6 coal ores per chunk. It is the only ore to appear well above sea level; coal ore comprises about 1% of all stone, regardless of altitude. Coal veins can vary greatly in size — mountaintop deposits are usually five blocks at most, but underground ones are generally at least ten blocks, and can range up to 64.

Coal ore blocks can only be obtained with a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch.

[edit] Usage

When mined with a pickaxe that does not have the Silk Touch enchantment, a coal ore block drops a piece of coal, and sometimes an experience orb. The Fortune enchantment applies to coal ore blocks, i.e. mining coal with it may yield more than one lump per block.

[edit] As a smelting ingredient

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe

Coal

Coal Ore +
Any fuel

Coal Ore Grid layout Furnace Progress.png Coal
Grid layout Fire.png
CoalCharcoalOak WoodOak Wood Planks


Note: Smelting the ore instead of mining it is highly inefficient, as it would require fuel to acquire the coal, which is the exact purpose of obtaining this ore in the first place.

[edit] History

Classic
0.14a Added coal ore.
0.28 Coal ores can be obtained in Creative inventory.
Indev
0.31 When destroyed by hand, coal ores will yield only one coal, but three when mined.[1]
Official release
1.3.1 Coal ores drop experience when mined.

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