Yes, 9 (when lit)
See § Data values
See § Data values
|— Duncan Geere|
The redstone ore block itself (rather than its redstone drops) can be obtained by mining it with an iron or diamond pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
Redstone ore veins form at the bottom 16 layers of the map. Below layer 14, it can be found in 1.025% of stone. There is an average of about 24.8 redstone ores per chunk.
Redstone ore forms in veins made up of 4 to 8 blocks. However, multiple veins together or non-stone surrounding the vein can change those numbers.
Redstone ore will produce light (strength 9) and red particles when clicked, updated, or contacted by any mob (exceptions being a sneaking player and armor stands). This effect will continue until the redstone ore block receives a block tick (averaging 68.27 seconds). This effect does not actually produce redstone power, but the block changes can be detected with a block update detector or observer.
|Redstone Dust||Redstone Ore +
|Block||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
|Lit Redstone Ore||
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|lit||If the redstone ore is lit.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.1||Redstone ore added in Seecret Friday Update 3. Mining time took 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||Mining time significantly reduced - it now has the same mining time as other ores.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Mining redstone ore, along with other ores, gives the player experience orbs. One stack of redstone ore will give roughly 10 levels of experience.|
|Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing to .|
|1.7.2||13w37a||The item form of block ID 74 (lit redstone ore) was 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 got merged into 1 ID.|
|Added lit block state.|
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 73 and 74.|
|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.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added redstone ore.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added Redstone Ore.|
- In the Bedrock Edition, stepping on redstone ore does not cause a block update.
- "Block of the Week: Redstone" – Minecraft.net, March 2, 2018