Lapis Lazuli Ore
dec: 21 hex: 15 bin: 10101
Lapis lazuli ore is found at a depth of 31 and below. The highest concentration of lapis lazuli ore is found between levels 13 and 16. At this level the concentration is about 0.083% of all blocks (0.1013% of stone). The concentration drops linearly as one gets farther from these rows. Overall, lapis lazuli is around 1.1 times as common as diamond ore with an average of 3.43 lapis lazuli per chunk.
Lapis lazuli ore drops 4-8 lapis lazuli and 2-5 experience when mined with a stone pickaxe or better. Mining with a Fortune enchanted pickaxe will increase yields; up to 32 lapis lazuli shards can be dropped from one ore.
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Note: Smelting the ore instead of mining it is highly inefficient, as mining it with a regular pickaxe will yield more lapis lazuli and more experience.
|1.2||Lapis lazuli ore was added. Initially, it only dropped one shard per block.|
|1.2_02||Jeb acknowledged that the ore was too rare and increased the drop rate to 4-8.|
|Lapis Lazuli Ore can be found at bedrock level.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre3||Enchanting was added. Mining of lapis lazuli ore was now possible using a pickaxe with the "silk touch" enchantment. During this time the ore could have then been smelted to obtain lapis blocks.|
|Beta 1.9-pre6||Lapis lazuli can be smelted to obtain blue dye.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Smelting and mining lapis lazuli ore, along with other ores, blocks and items, gives the player experience orbs. One stack of lapis ore will give the player approximately 13 levels of experience.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Added lapis lazuli ore.|
|TU1||Added lapis lazuli ore.|
|0.1.1||Added lapis lazuli ore.|
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- Lapis lazuli is based on the real stone for which it is named and has historically been a prized and rare stone used in jewelry and as a dye.
Another vein of lapis ore along with lapis dyes.