Lapis Lazuli Ore

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Lapis Lazuli Ore
Lapis Lazuli Ore.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)




Mined: 2–5
Smelted: 0.2

Data value

dec: 21 hex: 15 bin: 10101



Lapis lazuli ore is the ore block from which lapis lazuli is obtained.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

A stone pickaxe or better is required to obtain a drop from lapis lazuli ore. If mined with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe, it will drop itself, otherwise it will drop 4-8 lapis lazuli and 2-5 experience.

When mined with a Fortune enchanted pickaxe, there is a chance the drops will be multiplied by between 2 and the level plus 1, up to a maximum of 2 to 4 at level III (for a maximum of 32 lapis lazuli dropped).

Lapis Lazuli Ore
Hardness 3
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 15
Wooden 7.5
Stone 1.15
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.6
Golden 1.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

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.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The primary use of lapis lazuli ore is to be mined to obtain its drops of lapis lazuli.

Smelting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli Ore +
Any fuel

History[edit | edit source]

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[1] and increased the drop rate to 4-8.
Lapis lazuli ore can be found at bedrock level.
Official release
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.
Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added lapis lazuli ore.

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