Introduced during the Caves and Cliffs Update, Copper is one of the many unique blocks added to Minecraft. Similar to Iron, Copper in Minecraft spawns as a mineable ore that has various uses. For example, it is the primary material for crafting the Lightning Rod in Minecraft, a helpful tool for keeping thunderstorm lightning from striking nearby blocks. Players can smelt Raw Copper in a Furnace or Blast Furnace to produce Copper Ingots. One realistic feature about Copper is that it gradually oxidizes after being exposed for long periods of time. Continue reading to learn how to find Copper in Minecraft and discover its uses.
How to Find and Use Copper in Minecraft
Minecraft players can find Copper Ore from levels y: 0 to 96. Drowned also have a slight chance to drop Copper Ingots upon being slain. As for its uses, Copper is the material needed for crafting a Spyglass, the Lightning Rod mentioned earlier, and Blocks of Copper. The Copper Block can further be turned into a Cut variant.
Cut Copper can be used at a Stonecutter to make Slabs and Stairs. Minecraft players who wish to preserve the color of a Copper block at any stage during oxidation can do so by using a Honeycomb on the block. Alternatively, players can use the Honeycomb on the block within the 3×3 Crafting Menu to make a Waxed version of the Copper Block.
Here are screenshots along with details on the uses of Copper in Minecraft.
Block of Copper
Filling all nine spaces within the Crafting Menu with Copper Ingots with produce one Block of Copper.
Place Copper Ingots x 3 in a vertical line within the Crafting Menu to make a Lightning Rod.
Putting an Amethyst Shard on the top, vertically place Copper Ingots x 2 below to craft a Spyglass in Minecraft. Amethyst can be found within large Amethyst Geodes. Geodes can be found underground within caverns or mines or underwater in the sea.
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