How to get iron in Minecraft and what to craft

Iron is one of the most important materials in Minecraft. Follow our steps to get him in survival mode. There is no problem in creative mode because you already have iron in your inventory. However, if you want to locate it on the map, you can.

Where to mine iron and how to do it

First you need one Steinspitzhacke manufacture. First gather wood to build a crafting table, then gather more wood and sticks to craft a wooden pickaxe. You need to put 3 sticks in the top three squares of the crafting grid and two sticks in the middle vertical line.

Creation of a wooden pickaxeCreation of a wooden pickaxe

The wooden pickaxe allows you to mine new materials, including stone. This material is one of the most common materials in the game and can be found in the rocky areas of your virtual world. If you have multiple stone blocks, repeat the previous process, but in this case place 3 stone blocks in the top spaces.

Creation of a stone pickaxeCreation of a stone pickaxe

You will need a lot of torches as you go deep and there is no light there. You can’t see anything without burning flashlights. To craft torches, you need wooden sticks and charcoal.

Create as many torches that you can see in the darkCreate as many torches that you can see in the dark

Collect lots of earth blocks, otherwise you might not get out of the mine you are about to dig. Find a cave and go into it. The chances of finding iron when digging at the surface are minimal, so your best bet is to find a cave and dig in it.

Entrance to a cave in MinecraftEntrance to a cave in Minecraft

The Iron Veins are located between levels 1 and 63, so always check the Y axis to make sure you are on the correct levels. These veins can be identified by their orange, pink or brown color on the gray stone. Find such blocks and use the stone pickaxe to mine the material. You should keep in mind that iron veins are usually found in 2x2x2 blocks.

An iron ore block in mining vehiclesAn iron ore block in mining vehicles

Once you have the ore blocks, use a charcoal furnace to melt the blocks and create iron ingots. To build the furnace you simply need to open a crafting table and place 9 stone blocks around it. Then you just go to the furnace and put in the iron ores along with a fuel to make the finished ingots.

Crafting an Iron Ingot by smelting an Ore in the Coal FurnaceCrafting an Iron Ingot by smelting an Ore in the Coal Furnace

What can you make from iron blocks?

Iron ingots can be used for a variety of purposes in Minecraft. The most obvious reason is that it needed to craft certain weapons and armor, e.g. B. the iron pickaxe (the minimum level for obtaining various necessary materials such as gold, red stone or diamonds), but you can also use it to craft swords, axes, shovels, hoes, etc. you just have to find the ingots with the sticks on the crafting table combine.

Iron is also used to craft compasses, scissors, lighters, buckets, blast furnaces, wagons and rails, poles, horse saddles, anvils (used to repair mail, iron armor, and iron weapons), funnels, doors, hooks, iron building blocks, and even the Underworld reactor core , an item only available in mods.

Iron Ingots can be used to craft Blocks of iron used for building purposes or for storage be used. In some cases, you can use these bars to trade with villagers and merchants. Some villagers, e.g. B. Blacksmiths, buy iron ingots in exchange for emeralds.

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