Iron Nugget

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Iron Nugget
Iron Nugget JE1 BE1.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

An iron nugget is an item obtained by smelting iron tools, weapons, or iron/chainmail armor.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot

9

Smelting[edit]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Sword or
Any iron tools or
Any iron armor or
Any chainmail armor or
Iron Horse Armor +
Any fuel


0.1

Durability and enchantments do not affect the ability to smelt iron tools, weapons, or armor into iron nuggets.

Bartering[edit]

Piglins may barter 9–36 iron nuggets when given a gold ingot.

Natural generation[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Iron Nugget Bastion remnant Generic chest 2–8 31.5%
Treasure chest 8–16 29.4%
Bridge chest 2–6 47.9%
Ruined portal Chest 9–18 46.4%
Shipwreck Treasure chest 1–10 94.5%
Village Taiga house chest 1–5 9.7%
Bedrock Edition
Iron Nugget Bastion remnant Generic chest 2–8 31.5%
Treasure chest 8–16 29.4%
Bridge chest 2–6 47.9%
Ruined portal Chest 9–18 46.4%
Village Taiga house chest 1–5 10.7%

Usage[edit]

Iron nuggets are used to craft iron ingots, lanterns, soul fire lanterns, and chains.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Chain Iron Nugget +
Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot Iron Nugget

Lantern Iron Nugget +
Torch

Soul Lantern Iron Nugget +
Soul Torch

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Iron Nuggetiron_nugget item.minecraft.iron_nugget

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Iron Nuggetiron_nugget 452item.iron_nugget.name

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.11.116w50aIron Nugget JE1 BE1.png Added iron nuggets.
Iron nuggets can be used to craft iron ingots.
Iron nuggets are obtained from smelting iron tools and armor.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 452.
18w11aIron nuggets now generate in shipwreck chests.
1.1418w46aIron nuggets are now used to craft lanterns.
1.1620w06aIron nuggets are now used to craft soul fire lanterns.
20w10aIron nuggets now have a 10411 (~2.43%) chance of being given by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 9–36.
20w16aIron nuggets are now used to craft chains.
Iron nuggets now generate in ruined portal and bastion remnant chests.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Iron Nugget JE1 BE1.png Added iron nuggets.
Iron nuggets can be used to craft iron ingots.
Iron nuggets are obtained from smelting iron tools and armor.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Iron nuggets can now be found in some shipwreck chests.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Iron nuggets can now be used to craft lanterns.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Iron nugget can now be found in taiga village house chests.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Iron nuggets are now used to craft soul fire lanterns.
beta 1.16.0.57Iron nuggets now have a 10411 (~2.43%) chance of being given by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 9–36.
Iron nuggets now generate in ruined portal and bastion remnant chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU53CU431.49Patch 231.0.3Iron Nugget JE1 BE1.png Added iron nuggets.
Iron nuggets can be used to craft iron ingots.
Iron nuggets are obtained from smelting iron tools and armor.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Iron Nugget JE1 BE1.png Added iron nuggets.
Iron nuggets can be used to craft iron ingots.
Iron nuggets are obtained from smelting iron tools and armor.

Trivia[edit]

  • From the iron nuggets introduction in 1.11.1 to the Village and Pillage update in 1.14, it was the first and only completely useless item in Minecraft (so far), only being used for iron ingots, which can also make iron nuggets, so it was only useful in itself. It wasn't used in any crafting recipes (except iron ingots), and it took 9 iron nuggets to make one ingot, which made it not really worth smelting iron tools and armor for just one iron nugget. It changed when they added lanterns in 1.14, which required 8 iron nuggets in its crafting recipe, and 1.16, when they added chains and soul lanterns, which required 2 and 8, respectively.

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