Where to Find All Ores in Minecraft 1.17

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Minecraft Ore blocks are rare veins embedded into the Stone and Netherrite under the surface of your Minecraft world. Some of these Ore blocks are rare than others, and some of them can only be found in specific biomes or within a specific range of height. In the guide below, we go over each ore, where you can find it, and what the height range for the Ore is.

Note: Any Ore with more than one row has different ranges in different biomes. For example, Gold can be found far more often in Badlands Biomes than others.


Ore BlockBiomesMax Height RangeBest Height Range
CoalAll5 - 1315 - 52
CopperAll5 - 1925 - 96
DiamondAll5 - 155 - 12
EmeraldMountains5 - 325 - 29
GoldAll5 - 335 - 29
GoldBadlands5 - 795 - 29
IronAll5 - 635 - 54
Lapis LazuliAll5 - 3313 - 17
RedstoneAll5 - 155 - 12

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Ore BlockBiomesMax Height RangeBest Height Range
QuartzAny10 - 12510 - 114
GoldAny10 - 11615 - 95
Ancient DebrisAny10 - 11913 - 23

Note: This information is current up to the first half of the Caves & Cliffs Update, titled Minecraft 1.17. These levels will change for the second half of the Caves & Cliffs Update, titled Minecraft 1.18.

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