Ore is one of the most important items in Minecraft, used to craft armor, building blocks, and more. But where are the best places to find ore, and am I looking in the wrong place. Here's where to find all Ores in Minecraft as of version 1.19.
All Minecraft Ore Locations in 1.19
In version 1.18 of Minecraft the levels that ores generate completely changed. However, in version 1.19, that largely didn't change. Instead, players got better at finding Ore and more info on how to mine it. We've created a handy table on the best locations to find ore in Minecraft 1.19
|Ore Type||Biomes||Generation Type||Generation Range||Optimal Mining Height|
|Coal||All||Blob||Y 0 to Y 320||Y 96|
|Copper||All||Vein or Blob||Y 0 to Y 320||Y 48|
|Diamond||All||Blob||Y -64 to Y 16||More frequent the deeper you are, but best at Y -64|
|Emerald||Mountains Only||Blob||Y -16 to Y 320||Near mountain tops, peaks at Y 256|
|Gold||All||Vein or Blob||Y 0 to 320||-16, but incredibly common in Badlands Biome|
|Iron||All||Vein or Blob||Y 0 to Y 320||Y 225, Y 16, and Y -32 to Y -60|
|Lapis Lazuli||All||Blob||Y -64 to Y 64||Y -32 to Y 32|
|Redstone||All||Blob||Y -64 to Y 15||Y -32|
Related: How to Get Blocks of Raw Iron, Gold, and Copper in Minecraft
Coal is one of the most frequent ores in Minecraft, but only in stone and deepslate. Your best bet for mining Coal is around Y 96.
Copper Ore and Iron Ore will now also generate in Veins. These large deposits will mix the Ore with a Filler Material, which will either be Tuff for Iron and Granite for Copper. You should look for these veins around Y 48.
As mentioned, Iron Ore will now also generate in Veins. These large deposits will mix the Ore with a Filler Material, which will be Tuff. If you find Tuff, check around, you might have found an Iron Vein! Iron has several optimal ranges, First is in mountains at Y 225. Next is at around Y 16, and finally between Y -32 to Y -60.
Lapis Lazuli Ore
Lapis Lazuli will never generate exposed following the 1.18 update. This makes it a lot more like Ancient Debris. It exclusively generates between the levels Y -64 to Y 64, and is most concentrated between. Y -32 to Y 32.
Redstone is more frequent the deeper you are, but only generates between Y -64 to Y 15. We recommend looking for it at around Y -32.
The Gold that generates in Badlands has been increased in version 1.18 and version 1.19. Badlands are now the easiest place to get gold outside of The Nether.
Emeralds generate more the higher in the mountains you are. This explains how those villagers are able to get so many despite never seeing them mining. They must practically pick them out the earth.
Diamond Ore is the most precious Ore in the overworld. It's more frequent the deeper you are, but best at Y -64. There are entire guide dedicated to finding diamonds, and some players consider it a bit of an art!
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Where to Find All Ores in Minecraft 1.19