Minecraft lapis lazuli: what it is used for and how to get it

There are many different materials in Minecraft that have endless uses. One of them is lapis lazuli, a material that is particularly striking because of its colour. Do you actually know what it is used for and how to get it? Read on and we will explain it to you.

What is lapis lazuli used for in Minecraft?

There aren’t many uses for lapis lazuli. It can be used on the magic board in version 1.8, you can dye wool blue (even by directly painting a sheep), change the collar color of some pets like cats or wolves, or be used as a building material or decorative element in the structures you build.

Combining lapis lazuli with cactus green dye results in cyan dye. A bright dye is also obtained by combining with bone powder from dead skeletons, and a purple one by combining with pink-red dye from red tulip, poppy or beetroot.

How to get lapis lazuli

One How to get lapis lazuli in minecraft, you must first find lapis lazuli ores. Blocks of lapis lazuli have small, dark blue specks (not to be confused with diamonds, which are a lighter blue color). It’s a rare mineral. It’s available in your inventory from the start in creative mode, but it’s a bit more complicated in survival mode.

First you need to get a stone pickaxe or higher quality. To do this, you first need wood to build a crafting table. Then you need to use more wood to craft a wooden pickaxe (3 woods on top, two sticks in the remaining two middle holes) that will efficiently dig up the ground and find rocks. Once you have them, you must combine stone and wood on the crafting table to craft your pickaxe. If you have a higher quality pickaxe, all the better, because then you’ll find what you’re looking for faster.

Stone pickaxe, the minimum tool to extract lapis lazuliStone pickaxe, the minimum tool to extract lapis lazuli

Next you need to start digging. Blocks of this material are found on Level 32 and below, with the highest concentration in Level 19. Look for places with water. There are 4 to 8 lapis lazuli stones per mined block without the need for a kiln.

Lapis Lazuli Block or Ore VeinLapis Lazuli Block or Ore Vein

If you have a pickaxe with a Silk enchantment, you can pull out the whole block or ore. As is usual in such cases, the block can be melted in a furnace to obtain the finished lapis lazuli.

Smelting an ore to obtain lapis lazuliSmelting an ore to obtain lapis lazuli

Now that you know everything about lapis lazuli, you should use it in your adventure.

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