Ore Distribution in Minecraft 1.18

With new height boundaries, comes new places to find ores!
Britt Britt (153)
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The Caves & Cliffs Part 2 update brought about a lot of new updates and changes to Minecraft. So many that we had to make an overview guide of what you need to know about the 1.18 update!

To help our fellow Minecraft players, here’s a handy guide on the new ore distribution for the 1.18 update!

Ore Distribution Graph
1.18 ore distribution

Source: Henrik Kniberg, Mojang Studios

This chart may look scary, but we’ll explain it briefly.

Each colored shape represents a type of ore. The vertical length of an ore shows where in the world it can spawn (aka the level height). The horizontal width represents how much of that ore can spawn, depending on the height. So the widest part of an ore’s shape means the more frequently it will spawn!

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coal ore

Can be used as smelting fuel, to make torches, and, if placed under note blocks, can produce a "bass drum" sound.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Wooden

Biome(s) Found In

Any

Rarity

Very common

Total Range

0 to 320

Found Most In

95 and 136

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Coal Ore Deepslate Coal Ore
Wooden 2.25 3.4
Stone 1.15 1.7
Iron 0.75 1.15
Diamond 0.6 0.85
Netherite 0.5 0.75
Gold 0.4 0.6
copper ore distribution

Can be crafted into various copper blocks, which can be waxed with a honeycomb to avoid oxidization.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Stone

Biome(s) Found In

Any, Higher quantities in Dripstone Caves

Rarity

Common

Total Range

-16 to 112

Found Most In

48

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Copper Ore Deepslate Copper Ore
Wooden* 7.5 11.25
Stone 1.15 1.7
Iron 0.75 1.15
Diamond 0.6 0.85
Netherite 0.5 0.75
Gold 1.25 1.9

*Will not drop raw copper with this tool.

lapis lazuli ore distribution

Can be used to enchant items, make blue dye, and craft banners.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Stone

Biome(s) Found In

Any

Rarity

Uncommon

Total Range

-64 to 64

Found Most In

-1

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Lapis Lazuli Ore Deepslate Lapis Lazuli Ore
Wooden* 7.5 11.25
Stone 1.15 1.7
Iron 0.75 1.15
Diamond 0.6 0.85
Netherite 0.5 0.75
Gold 1.25 1.9

*Will not drop lapis with this tool.

iron ore distribution

Can be used to make tools, armor, iron columns, and various other useful blocks.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Stone

Biome(s) Found In

Any

Rarity

Common

Total Range

-64 to 320

Found Most In

15 and 232

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Iron Ore Deepslate Iron Ore
Wooden* 7.5 11.25
Stone 1.15 1.7
Iron 0.75 1.15
Diamond 0.6 0.85
Netherite 0.5 0.75
Gold 1.25 1.9

*Will not drop raw iron with this tool.

gold ore distribution

Can be used to make golden carrots, trade with piglins, and craft armor and tools.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Iron

Biome(s) Found In

Any, Higher quantities in Badlands

Rarity

Common

Total Range

-64 to 256

Found Most In

32 to 256

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Gold Ore Deepslate Gold Ore
Wooden* 7.5 11.25
Stone* 3.75 5.65
Iron 0.75 1.15
Diamond 0.6 0.85
Netherite 0.5 0.75
Gold 1.25 1.9

*Will not drop raw gold with this tool.

redstone ore distribution

Can be used to craft various redstone components, brew potions, make a compass or clock, or redstone torches.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Iron

Biome(s) Found In

Any

Rarity

Uncommon

Total Range

-64 to 16

Found Most In

-59

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Redstone Ore Deepslate Redstone Ore
Wooden* 7.5 11.25
Stone* 3.75 5.65
Iron 0.75 1.15
Diamond 0.6 0.85
Netherite 0.5 0.75
Gold 1.25 1.9

*Will not drop redstone with this tool.

diamond ore distribution

Can be used to craft an enchanting table, tools and armor, and a jukebox.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Iron

Biome(s) Found In

Any

Rarity

Rare

Total Range

-64 to -16

Found Most In

-59

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Diamond Ore Deepslate Diamond Ore
Wooden* 7.5 11.25
Stone* 3.75 5.65
Iron 0.75 1.15
Diamond 0.6 0.85
Netherite 0.5 0.75
Gold 1.25 1.9

*Will not drop diamonds with this tool.

emerald ore distribution

Can be traded with villagers for goods or used to power a beacon.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Iron

Biome(s) Found In

Mountains

Rarity

Uncommon

Total Range

-16 to 320

Found Most In

236

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Emerald Ore Deepslate Emerald Ore
Wooden* 7.5 11.25
Stone* 3.75 5.65
Iron 0.75 1.15
Diamond 0.6 0.85
Netherite 0.5 0.75
Gold 1.25 1.9

*Will not drop emeralds with this tool.

nether quartz ore distribution

Can be used to craft various quartz blocks, diorite, granite, and a variety of redstone components.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Wooden

Biome(s) Found In

Any Nether

Rarity

Very common

Found Most In

10 to 120

Rarely Found In

123 to 125

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Nether Quartz Ore
Wooden 2.25
Stone 1.15
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.6
Netherite 0.5
Gold 0.4
nether gold ore distribution

Can be used to craft armor, tools, and golden carrots, and can be traded with piglins. Piglins will become hostile towards players that mine Nether gold ore near them, regardless of gold armor or Invisibility potions.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Wooden

Biome(s) Found In

Any Nether

Rarity

Common

Found Most In

15 to 95

Rarely Found In

96 to 116

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Nether Gold Ore
Wooden 2.25
Stone 1.15
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.6
Netherite 0.5
Gold 0.4
ancient debris ore distribution

Can be smelted to create netherite armor and tools.

Minimum Pickaxe Requirement

Diamond

Biome(s) Found In

Any Nether

Rarity

Very Rare

Found Most In

13 to 23

Rarely Found In

22 to 119

Unenchanted Tool Break Time (in seconds)
Tool Ancient Debris
Wooden* 75
Stone* 37.5
Iron* 25
Diamond 5.65
Netherite 5
Gold* 12.5

*Will not drop any ancient debris with this tool.

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