Lapis Lazuli Ore
dec: 21 hex: 15 bin: 10101
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).
|Block||Lapis Lazuli Ore|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste#Instant mining.
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.
The primary use of lapis lazuli ore is to be mined to obtain its drops of lapis lazuli.
|Lapis Lazuli||Lapis Lazuli Ore +
|Java Edition Beta|
|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 Prerelease 3||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 Prerelease 6||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.|
|Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing to .|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 21.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Added lapis lazuli ore.|
|?||Now drops resources|
|?||Now drops experience|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added lapis lazuli ore.|
- 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.