This page only covers the naturally occurring Coal Ore Block. For more information, see the Coal Chunk or Solid Coal Block pages.

Coal Ore (Block)
Coal Ore
ID 16
General Attributes:
Is Stackable Yes (40)
Is Flammable No
Explosion Resilience 50
Is Fluid Blocker Yes
Tool-related Attributes:
Digging Method Quarry mini
Digging Resilience 10

Description   (From Recipaedia )

Coal ore is a vein of coal embedded in granite rock. Gains coal chunks when mined. Be careful, because certain ores require special tools for successful mining of the mineral. If improper tools are used, the mineral is lost.


Coal Ore is only obtainable in creative mode. When it is broken in any mode, you will get 2-3 Coal Chunks. It can be successfully mined with only your hand, in all modes except Adventure mode


  • Coal is very common and can often be visible on the surface, or in shallow caves.
  • In heavy veins of coal, Solid Coal Blocks may also be present.
  • Coal ore and a natural coal block
  • Coal can be used as a effective fuel
  • A coal block
  • A coal chunk