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Zinc Ore is a mineral block found underground. It can be processed into Zinc Ingots.


Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Zinc ore must be mined with an iron pickaxe or higher, or else it drops nothing. Zinc ore always drops itself, regardless of whether the player used Silk Touch.

Hardness3
ToolIron Pickaxe.png
Breaking time[Note 1]
Blank.png Default15
Oak Planks.png Wooden7.5
Cobblestone.png Stone3.75
Iron Ingot.png Iron0.75
Diamond.png Diamond0.6
Netherite Ingot.png Netherite0.5
Gold Ingot.png Golden1.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural Generation[]

Zinc Ore can generate in the Overworld in the form of Blobs.

It can be found between levels 0-80, and is most common around level 30.

Usage[]

Smelting[]

Name Ingredients Smelting Recipe
Zinc Ingot Zinc Ore
Zinc Ore
Coal

Zinc Ingot

Bulk Blasting[]

Name Ingredients Bulk Blasting Recipe
Zinc Ingot Zinc Ore
Zinc Ore
Bulk Blasting
Zinc Ingot

Crushing[]

Name Ingredients Crushing Recipe
Crushed Zinc Ore Zinc Ore
Zinc Ore
Crushing
Crushed Zinc OrenilCrushed Zinc Ore30%Cobblestone12%

Milling[]

Name Ingredients Milling Recipe
Crushed Zinc Ore Zinc Ore
Zinc Ore
Crushing
Crushed Zinc Ore

Trivia[]

  • By far the most effective way to process Zinc ore is first use a pair of Crushing Wheels, by doing this you can have an extra 30% chance to get 2 more crushed Zinc instead of the usual 1, then use Bulk Washing on the Crushed Zinc to get 10 Zinc Nuggets per Crushed Zinc and a chance to get 5 more Nuggets, then craft the nuggets into ingots with Auto Packing or crafting.
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