Iron is used for crafting (creating) tools, weapons, armor, and can also be used in construction in the form of blocks. Iron ore is mined underground at a height level of 1-64 (press F3 to see what level you are at, see the “Y” axis). It is easiest for a beginner to find iron in caves that formed by themselves; you can search for such caves by moving near the territory in which they appeared. To extract iron ore, you can use a stone, iron, gold or diamond pickaxe, a wooden one is not suitable.
If you could not find iron in the caves, then arm yourself with stone picks, a shovel, a sword, torches and go down underground, for example, with a ladder:
This way of descent is safer than direct descent in that you don’t fall into a cave or lava, which may be under your feet. You can go down and climb into such a cave many times, in the case of vertical descent you will need a ladder that requires resources. So go down to a height of y: 16, and then "dig" forward. It is level 16, because there you will not be flooded with lava from above and all the resources are found there quite often. If you have met diamonds or gold, then do not try to get them with a stone or wooden pickaxe, they are mined only with iron, diamond and gold picks, remember the place and return to it when you have an iron pickaxe.
If you encounter a cave, then inspect it, be careful, there may be hostile mobs in the caves.
In this way, I had to go down to the very bottom and still go a few dozen blocks forward before I found iron ore. Spent 2 stone picks and about 20 torches.
Mines and adits
Iron ore, from which iron ingots are obtained by remelting in a furnace, is found in the lower half of the world. It reaches the highest concentration between the second and sixtieth levels, so there is no need to dig deep into trying to find it.
If you do not want to explore deep caves, believing that you do not have enough equipment and experience, you can go down to the sixtieth level and break through several adits on it. You will most likely find iron ore.
Remember that you won’t get it with a wooden pickaxe, so it’s better to stock up with a lot of stone tools. Make several stacks (packs of sixty-four each) of torches to illuminate the broken passages.
It is best to punch such moves near the house. Firstly, this will allow you, if something happens, to quickly return home for food, and secondly, if you grow something or melt, these processes freeze in your absence, which may not be very convenient.
You can start searching for iron right under the house. To avoid unpleasant surprises, never mine the block you are standing on. Having reached level sixty, dig a long straight corridor two blocks high, well illuminate it with torches. Having retired from the house for several dozen blocks, begin to dig perpendicular moves. Between the moves there should be a distance of two cells, so you can see all the blocks at the right level.
Search in the caves
If you think you have enough equipment, tools and food, you can go in search of iron in the nearest cave. Quite often you can find ore blocks right next to the entrance, but the problem is that a very small number of players, having obtained the necessary resource, immediately go home. Most begin to explore the caves, which often leads to the death of the characters.
Going to the cave, be sure to bring along enough torches, several blocks of boards to make a workbench or stick for new tools, a few picks and enough food. Be careful, at great depths there is a risk of falling into the lava, so as not to burn in it immediately, keep a bucket of water on the quick access panel, after falling into the lava you will have a few seconds to extinguish yourself.
After getting enough blocks of iron ore, go home. Open the furnace interface, put coal, a tree or a bucket of lava in the lower cell, and iron ore in the upper one. After this, you need to wait until the ore is melted into iron ingots. To significantly speed up the process, you can re-melt resources simultaneously in several furnaces.
To be at heights: 1-15
In a large number: 4 - 13
Best Height: 12
Red ore is used by players to optimize their game and build destructive mechanisms and inconspicuous traps from mobs and opponents. There are a lot of it in the caves, but if you conceived something grand, then it ends so imperceptibly.
Located at heights: 1 -15
In a large number: 4 -13
Best Height: 12
Diamond is the most valuable and durable everywhere, including MineCraft. Using it, you can create impeccable armor and sharp weapons, enchanting the first and second, you will cross the lava river and kill the end dragon. By the way, the enchantment table and the music box must be made using diamonds.
Mining and storage
In the normal use of the pickaxe, only iron and gold are deposited in the raw ore block, but if the pickax is enchanted with a “silk touch”, then the raw ore block will drop out anyway. This block can be melted in the furnace, but this action will bring only 1 ore (and using a pick on a redstone, 3-4 drops fall out, on a lapis lazuli - 4-6. This is useless and causes a loss, but it is better to know about it.
Also, from 9 identical ores (with the exception of coal and redstone), it is possible to create a block from this ore. It is used for compact storage or for the construction of "expensive" buildings. Of course, ore blocks can be inverted back into ore.