Redstone Ore is an ore in Minecraft. It is usually found 16 levels or above Bedrock, although it can be found in other places, and is fairly common there. When mined, which takes an Iron Pickaxe or higher to drop anything, it will drop 1-4 Redstone Dust (without the Fortune enchantment; Fortune III can yield up to 32 Redstone). This makes Redstone very easy to gather, so long as one avoids hostile mobs, Lava lakes, long drops, falling Gravel and/or Sand, and drowning.
- Mine with an Iron Pickaxe or higher enchanted with Silk Touch to obtain the ore, not the item, Redstone.
- Redstone is often found in close proximity to lava, so exercise caution when approaching.