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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

Hardness

3

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances

See History

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 when mined.

Obtaining[edit]

The coal ore block itself (rather than its coal drops) can be obtained by mining it with a pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment.

Block
Coal Ore
Hardness 3
Tool
Breaking time (seconds)
Hand 15
Wooden 2.25
Stone 1.125
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.5625
Golden 0.375

Natural generation[edit]

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.

Usage[edit]

Coal ore drops 1 piece of coal and 0 to 2 experience when mined with any pickaxe. Mining with a Fortune enchanted pickaxe will increase yields.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

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 main purpose of obtaining coal ore.

History[edit]

Classic
0.0.14a_01 Added coal ore.
Mining the coal ore originally dropped the ore block.
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 10 Mining an ore block now drops stone slabs.
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.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added coal ore.
Console Edition
TU1 Added coal ore.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added coal ore.

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