|Catches fire from lava||
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Emerald ore can generate in Overworld in the form of mineral veins. Emerald ore attempts to generate 11 times per chunk in veins of size 1, from altitudes (y levels) 0 to 32, within any type of mountains, or within a chunk that is at least partially occupied by such a biome. As of Java Edition 1.16.4, on average they generate 1.2 ores per chunk.
|Emerald||Emerald Ore +
Emerald ore can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8|
|Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Blocks||Mining the block||0.37||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.22||1.0|
|Blocks||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|May 21, 2012||The week before the release of 12w21a, Jeb released a screenshot of himself testing the trading system. At this time, what would become emerald ore was ruby ore.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Added ruby ore.|
|The announced ore has been changed to an emerald ore. The texture for emerald ore has remained unchanged, as Jeb forgot to commit the new texture in the snapshot. As this item was not announced before the snapshot was released, most translations call emerald "diamond".|
|Emerald ore generates in veins of up to 10 blocks.|
|12w21b||The texture of emerald ore has been corrected. The previous ruby texture remains as "ruby.png". Translations of emerald as diamond have also corrected.|
|An analysis of a 500×500 extreme hills biome with MCEdit gives the following ore distributions:
|12w22a||Vein size was reduced to 1 block.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 129.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of emerald ore texture has been changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added emerald ore.|
|Emerald ore can be mined with a stone pickaxe instead of an iron one.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Mining emerald ore now drops experience orbs.|
|Emerald ore can now be collected with Silk Touch, dropping the block itself.|
|Emerald ore now drops extra emeralds with the Fortune enchantment.|
|1.2.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Mining emerald ore now requires an iron pickaxe.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||The texture of emerald ore texture has been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added emerald ore.|
|1.90||The texture of emerald ore texture has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added emerald ore.|
- Even though emerald ore is rarer than diamond ore, emerald ore is generally found more often in mountains biomes than diamond ore, as the emerald ore blocks are generated in a more scattered fashion.
A comparison of the occurrence of emerald ore to the occurrence of diamond ore.
The first image of the trading system released by Jeb. The emerald ore can be seen in the top right-hand corner with the original texture.
- snapshot 12w21a/b lang/en_US.lang: tile.oreRuby.name=Ruby Ore