The Minecraft Live 2022 gaming exhibition was once rich in announcements of new content for the game. With the release of the “Caves and Rocks” update, which is released in parts, starting from the game version 1.17, many announced items, resources and mobs have been added. And, including a completely new version of the ore – copper ore in Minecraft.
In this case, copper ore is part of another material. Accordingly, it has its own unique crafting recipes. And if you want to understand the nuances of the new resource, then we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the guide, which is presented below. It provides detailed information on all the features of copper ore.
Copper Ore Minecraft: Overview
Copper ore is a regular stackable (up to 64 units) block. The strength and explosion resistance of these blocks is 3 units. At the same time, outwardly copper ore is distinguished by green and orange spots, which represent copper ore. Otherwise, these blocks do not have any important external differences.
Where to find copper ore in Minecraft?
Blocks of copper ore will be generated exclusively on the territory of the “Upper World”, thus forming real veins. However, there are some differences between the versions of the game. Therefore, for a better understanding, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the features of each version:
- Version of the game ” Java Edition “ . Here blocks of copper ore will have a periodic normal distribution. And the height at the same time, where these blocks meet, will be from 0 to 96 blocks.
- Version of the game ” Bedrock Edition “ . Here, the frequency of appearance and generation of copper ore blocks is equal to that of iron ore blocks. As for the height, it is from 4 to 63 blocks.
What tool to extract?
In fact, there should be no problems with the extraction of copper blocks, since for this business it is enough for the character to have at least a stone pick with him. However, if in the case of other blocks, the quality of the pickaxe affects the speed of mining, then in the case of copper blocks, everything is a little different. The quality of the pickaxe increases the amount of raw copper mined.
In addition, if an enchantment called ” Luck ” is applied to the pickaxe, then the amount of raw copper dropped out will also increase. As a result, if initially, you can get from 2-3 pieces of raw copper, then with the Luck enchantment it will be possible to get up to 12 units already. As for the block itself, it can also be obtained in the form that was originally presented, but for this you will need to enchant the tool with the Silk Touch enchantment.
How to smelt copper ore in Minecraft?
If desired, blocks of copper ore can also be smelted so that, as a result, the character receives copper ingots. And all that is required is copper ore and some kind of smelting medium (any coal, wood, sticks or coal block). Anyway, the process/recipe looks like this:
In what crafts is it used?
By themselves, blocks of copper ore have no crafting recipes, except for the ability to smelt them into copper ingots. On the other hand, the materials that can be obtained from blocks of copper ore can already be used for other crafting recipes. For example, copper ingots and raw copper have several crafting recipes.
How to get through the admin?
Alternatively, you can skip the search for blocks of copper ore and use the developer mode to get an unlimited number of blocks. Just before you decide to do this, be sure to make sure that in the world where you play the character, cheats are allowed in the settings. Otherwise, you will have to create a new world where they will already be allowed. In any case, how the problem will be solved, use the following instruction if you do not know how to use the commands:
- First, as soon as you enter the game world, you must press the “T” key using the English layout.
- Next, a new window will open on the screen, at the bottom of which there is a special line – in it you need to write the command “/give @p minecraft:copper_ore” .
- Then it remains only to confirm all the actions taken by simply pressing the “Enter” key.
In addition, after the command that was written, you can put a “Space” and indicate the required number of copper blocks to receive. If desired, for example, you can write “/give @p Minecraft:copper_ore 64” so that the character receives a whole stack of such blocks as a result.
In addition, if for some reason you cannot use the command or use the administrator mode (admin panel), then you can use the command block. Interacting with it is quite simple – the command is written inside it, after which it is activated automatically as soon as the signal from the red stone reaches the block.
Secrets and tips
- Initially, the textures of copper ore blocks in Minecraft were different. However, later in February 2021 they decided to change. In addition, throughout update 1.17, the developers have been adjusting the level of generation of copper ore. So from time to time the level changed.
Thanks to blocks of copper ore, from now on in Minecraft you can create a whole lot of other various items. And many of these items are not only decorative but also practical. Therefore, from now on, a lot of items will become an important part of the gameplay and survival.