Minecraft Copper in Caves and Cliffs update: Uses, how to find, recipes and more

The Minecraft Copper is a newly introduced block in Minecraft Caves and Cliffs and players make interesting new items with it!

Minecraft Copper
Minecraft Copper: Uses, how to find it and more!

Minecraft is one of the most popular sandbox adventure games and contains a ton of items that the players can craft with. In this article we take a look at the newly introduced material, Minecraft Copper and look at its uses and the things players can make with it.

Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs update went live a few days ago and it introduced many new changes to the game. The developers introduced new mobs, new blocks, new items to craft and even new biomes! The new blocks are an interesting addition and many new things can be made from them.

Down below we take a look at the Minecraft Copper block and its uses.

Minecraft Copper

Minecraft Copper
Minecraft Copper

The Minecraft caves and Cliffs update has introduced many new blocks and among them is the newly introduced Copper.

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The Copper Ore is a mineral block and players can generally find it underground while mining. They spawn randomly at medium depths and may even take on the form of Deepslate Copper. However, both provide the same materials.

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The Copper Ore can be mined with a stone pickaxe or higher. If mined with a wooden pickaxe or hand, it drops nothing. Mining a Copper Block provides the players with Raw Copper.

The Raw Copper Ore can be smelted in the Furnace, which provides the player with Copper Ingot, which is used to make a variety of items.

What can u make with Copper Ingot?

Minecraft Copper
Minecraft Copper
  • Lightning Rod – Used to divert Lightning strikes from thunderstorms
  • Spyglass – This is used to zoom in on a target from a large distance.
  • Block of Copper
  • Cut Copper
  • Cut Copper Slab
  • Cut Copper Stairs
Minecraft Copper
Minecraft Copper Oxidising

The last 4 items are used for Building structures and buildings. One interesting things about blocks made from Copper Ingots is that it oxidises over time. The Copper block will slowly take on a green tinge and eventually turns into Waxed Oxidised Copper in Minecraft.


Will there be copper tools in Minecraft?

Copper tools aren’t available as of yet but players can make a spyglass or a lightning rod instead! However, Mojang hasn’t revealed anything about tools as of yet.

What is the point of copper in Minecraft?

The copper metal is a unique building material that oxidises over time and can give a old feel to the structures. Moreover, it enables the players to build a lightning rod and a Spyglass!

Is copper better than iron Minecraft?

Copper is limited in its uses as of yet and cannot be compared to Iron, which is a essential and is used to make many of the things including armor, weapons, tools and more.

Is copper rare in Minecraft?

No. Copper is found very common and players can find it underground at layers 47 and 47 but can be found in all the other layers as well.

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