One of the key features of the 1.17 update for Minecraft, which includes a lot of content from Minecraft Live 2020, is the introduction of raw materials. And their main goal in the game is to increase the amount of extracted metals. Although they are part of some recipes.
There are several types of raw ore and one of them is raw copper in Minecraft. Unlike many other resources, copper is a completely new resource. Thus, if everything is clear in places with iron or gold , then copper is an unknown material for many. Therefore, for a better understanding, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the guide, which is presented below.
Raw Copper Minecraft Block Review
Despite the common name in some places with other raw metal options, copper in Minecraft is radically different in appearance. It has a reddish-green color and is presented in the form of one huge piece. On the other hand, raw copper has similar crafting recipes, mining method, and more.
Where to find?
It’s worth noting right away that raw copper drops out of copper blocks , so it’s the blocks that you should look for. And the first thing you need to know is that you need to look for copper blocks on the territory of the “Upper World”. At the same time, in the Java Edition version of the game, their normal distribution occurs at a height level from 0 to 96 blocks. And in the Bedrock Editon version of the game, their even distribution is similar to iron ore blocks, that is, they can be found at a height of 4 to 63 blocks.
How to mine and with what tool?
Since raw copper drops from blocks of copper ore, it can be mined even with an elemental stone pickaxe. After that, as a result, from 2 to 3 units of raw pieces of copper fall out. However, there are some nuances here that update 1.17 added to the game.
For example, if a pickaxe is enchanted with ” Luck “, then the amount of raw copper dropped out will increase. And due to the fact that this enchantment has three levels, then in total you can get up to 12 pieces of raw copper pieces from one block of copper.
In addition, a pickaxe can be enchanted with an enchantment called ” Silk Touch “, but in this case, copper ore will be mined. Thus, in part, this enchantment in this case will not bring much benefit.
How to process raw copper in Minecraft?
The processing of raw copper has no distinctive mechanics. Therefore, to implement the plan, it will be required: the first is a furnace, the second is materials for fuel. In the latter case, anything that can burn in a stove will do, i.e. sticks, boards, wood blocks and any kind of coal (regular, wood or even coal block). In any case, if it is not clear how to do this, below is a scheme for processing raw copper into a copper ingot:
In what crafts is it used?
There are not so many crafting recipes that use mined raw copper. Since the main emphasis is on peaceful ingots. And yet they are present, so if you are specifically interested in these recipes, then below are all the crafting options:
How to get through the admin?
The easiest way to get raw copper in absolutely any quantity is to use the administrator mode, where commands are written. It is also sometimes called developer mode, but it’s all the same name. However, before using this mode, we recommend that you check if cheats are allowed in the world. Otherwise, you will have to create a new world where they will be allowed. But, one way or another, you will have to use the following instructions:
- First you need to open the developer mode – this can be done using the “T” button on the English layout.
- Next, a new window will appear on the screen in the world, where at the very bottom there is a line – in it you need to write the command “/give @p minecraft:raw_copper” .
- At the end, it remains only to fix the work done by simply pressing the “Enter” key.
In addition, you also need to know that the command must be written without quotes, like any other. And if you want to get a certain amount of raw copper, then you need to register the command – “/give @p Minecraft:raw_copper 64” . In this case, the character will receive a whole stack of items, but the quantity can be changed – just write the desired number at the end.
And finally – if suddenly for unknown reasons it is not possible to register a command, then use a unique command block. Its essence boils down to the fact that the command is written inside it, after which the command will become active automatically as soon as this command block receives a signal from the red stone.
Secrets and tips
- Like many other materials in update 1.17, raw ore originally had a different texture. However, later the developers decided to change it to make it look more canonical.
Raw copper is a great solution to add variety to the familiar world of Minecraft. With this resource, the character will be able to immediately acquire a large number of copper ingots. Especially against the background of the fact that raw resources fall from other metals in much smaller quantities. In addition, blocks that can be made from raw copper look good as decorative objects.