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Yes (9) (when lit)
|Catches fire from lava||
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).
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools 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 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 +
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation distance|
|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|
|Breaking the block||?||0.8|
|Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|Mining the block||?||0.5|
|?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|Walking on the block||?||?|
|Placing the block||?||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 22.214.171.124||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.|
- In Bedrock Edition, armor stands cause redstone ore to have a block update.
- Attempting to place a bucket of water on redstone ore causes it to produce light.