Yes (9) (when lit)
|Catches fire from lava||
Redstone ore is commonly found in caves with lava pools as well as some Lapis Lazuli Ores. As of Java Edition 1.16.4, on average they generate 29.5 ores per chunk.
Redstone ore can be mined with an iron pickaxe or higher, or it drops nothing. If mined with Silk Touch, the block drops itself. Otherwise, the block drops 4 or 5 redstone dust (or more with Fortune, averaging at 6 redstone dust with Fortune level 3).
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Redstone ore produces light (strength 9) and red particles when clicked, updated, or contacted by any mob (exceptions being a sneaking player and spiders). This effect continues until the redstone ore block receives a random block tick (averaging 68.27 seconds). This effect does not actually produce redstone power, but the block changes can be detected with an observer or a block update detector.
Subsequent clickings on a redstone ore block causes it to emit an extra burst of particles per click.
|Redstone Dust||Redstone Ore +
Redstone 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|
|Lit Redstone Ore|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|lit||If the redstone ore is lit.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.1||Added redstone ore in Seecret Friday Update 3.|
|The mining time of redstone ore takes far longer compared to other ores (4.5 seconds with iron pickaxe).|
|v1.0.4||Redstone ore now has a name (previously all redstone-related blocks had no official name).|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6||The mining time of redstone ore has been significantly reduced - it now has the same mining time as other ores.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Mining redstone ore, along with other ores, now gives the player experience orbs. One stack of redstone ore gives roughly 10 levels of experience.|
|1.7.2||13w37a||The item form of block ID 74 (lit redstone ore) has been removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block IDs for the redstone ore have been merged into 1 ID.|
|A lit block state has been added to redstone ore.|
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 73 and 74.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of redstone ore has been changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Added redstone ore.|
|0.4.0||Redstone ore added to creative mode.|
|0.8.0||build 2||Redstone ore now drops redstone when mined.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Redstone ore can now be obtained if mined with a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Redstone ore now emits light and red particles when walked on.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The texture of redstone ore has been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added redstone ore.|
|1.90||The texture of redstone ore has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added redstone ore.|
- Attempting to place a bucket of water on redstone ore causes it to produce light.