Minecraft’s Strange Metal

minecraft's strange metals

Today’s post is all about strange minerals that I bet you didn’t know about. There is a lot of different minerals that are set in the ground that are every where. I try to find the most different minerals I could for this post. Some of them aren’t even in the over world.

Nether Quartz

This is mostly used for redstone devices and for decoration. You can find Nether quartz in the Nether (surprise surprise) but you don’t have to do a ton of digging to find it. Normally it is right on the surface but it can be kind of deep. The main way to use Nether quartz is for a daylight sensor(a row of glass on the top, Nether quartz across the middle and any wood slab across the bottom of the crafting interface.)


These are used for trading in villages and are very valuable indeed because you can trade them for a lot of different things. You can also trade different items for emeralds. You can’t craft with them which is a pain but you can get items from them that you can craft. You will get them kind of deep into the soil around diamonds and iron.

Lapis Lazuli

This is a very helpful gem because you can use it to enchant armor and tools and to make dyes. This is isn’t very rare because it comes in big batches when you find it. You can find catches of Lapis Lazuli any where under about 30 blocks from the surface and they keep going down. You can use Lapis Lazuli as a dye on its own or add bone meal to it or green to make it different types. You should save up your Lapis Lazuli because you will always need to enchant stuff when you don’t expect it.

I hope that this post helps you find all of the metals you would want. Please let me know what you would like me to talk about in next week’s post.


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