Copper Ore

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This article is about the ore. For the item, see Copper Ingot. For the mineral block, see Copper Block.
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Copper Ore
Copper Ore JE1.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

3

Hardness

3

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Copper ore is a mineral block found underground. It has the same abundance as Iron Ore.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Copper ore must be mined with a stone pickaxe or higher, or else it drops nothing.

Block Copper Ore
Hardness 3
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 15
Wooden 7.5
Stone 1.15
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.6
Netherite 0.5
Golden 1.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

Copper ore can generate anywhere in the Overworld in the form of mineral veins from levels 4 to 63. It has the same rarity of iron.

Usage[edit]

The primary usage of copper ore is to obtain copper ingots. Copper Ingots can be crafted into copper blocks, which takes only 4 ingots, unlike most mineral blocks. Copper ore does not weather like its block counterpart.

Smelting ingredients[edit]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Copper Ore +
Any fuel


0.7

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Copper Orecopper_ore block.minecraft.copper_ore

History[edit]

October 3, 2020Copper Ore (pre-release).png Copper ore is announced at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aCopper Ore JE1.png Added copper ore.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Copper Ore" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Copper ore is the first metal ore to have a different base texture to that of other metal ores.
  • Groups of copper ore veins will be generating in a much more unique way than other ores. However, currently Copper has the same generation as iron as a placeholder.