|Type of Block||Ore|
|Data Values||Hex: 15|
Iron can only be mined with a Stone, Iron, or Diamond Pickaxe; using a Wooden or Gold Pickaxe will not yield any ore. Once it is mined, the user will gain an ore block that they can place, but they will not be able to make any items using the ore block. They must smelt it down into Iron Ingots using a furnace then create what they want, making iron ore one of the only two ores that requires smelting, the other ore being Gold Ore.
Iron is used to make weapons and armor with a higher durability than those made with stone, leather, or gold. Iron can also be used to make minecarts, rails, compasses, and buckets. Iron tools can be used approximately 251 times.
- In Survival Test, iron ore gave the player iron blocks, requiring no smelting.
- Note that Iron ore now gives out Iron Ingots when smelted, NOT Irong Blocks. It takes nine Iron Ingots to make 1 Iron Block.