Minecraft Copper Ore - Where To Find, Usage, and Recipes

Part 1 of the Caves and Cliffs update has arrived, with Copper!

June 8, 2021

One of the biggest updates ever released for Minecraft has finally been released…kind of. Part 1 of the Caves and Cliffs update has arrived with plenty of new features and blocks for players to discover.

One of the many new blocks now available in Minecraft is the Copper Ore block, make sure you’ve got all the details on this new Ore before you jump in.

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Minecraft Caves and Cliffs – Part 1

Part 1 of the Caves and Cliffs update for Minecraft has finally arrived! The update is one of the biggest and most anticipated updates in the games history. So big in fact, it had to be split into 2 parts.


Players can download Part 1 right now, whilst Part 2 will be available later this year.

The second half of the massive update is set to include the new terrain generation, whilst Part 1 includes the following:

  • The adorable Axolotl
  • The incredibly cute Goat (Beware of its ramming tendencies)
  • Glow Squid and Glow Ink!
  • Plenty of new blocks, including Amethyst, Dripleaf, and Copper
  • New items such as the Spyglass and Lightning Rods

Caves and Cliffs Part 1 is available right now for all platforms. Read more on the official Minecraft website.

Minecraft Copper Ore

One of the most exciting features included in the Caves and Cliffs update is the brand new Copper Ore block, which has multiple uses. But, where do you find it?

Much like Iron and Coal Ore, Copper Ore can generate anywhere in the Overworld and comes in the form of veins – meaning you’ll find more than one block at a time.

Copper Ore generates anywhere between layer 0 and 96, but is most common between layers 47 and 48.

In order to obtain Copper Ore, players must mine the ore with a Stone Pickaxe or higher. Once you collect the ore, it will drop 2-3 raw copper. The raw copper ores can then be placed into a furnace and smelted into Copper Ingots.

Take the ingots and fill a crafting table with them to create the new Block of Copper – a decorative block that oxidizes over time.

Kyle Knight

Kyle (He/Him) is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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