One of the most significant changes we saw in the first part of the Caves & Cliffs update was the visual update of ores and the addition of new ores in Minecraft 1.17.
Players need to mine and collect materials to do pretty much anything in Minecraft. Using these ores, players can build armor sets, buildings, and even weapons.
So let’s take a look at all the new ores in Minecraft 1.17 and the changes that have been made to the existing ones.
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All New Ores In Minecraft 1.17
Here are all the new ores that have been added to the game in the latest Caves & Cliffs update:
1. Deepslate Ore
A new material called the Deepslate ore has been added to the game. Since the Deepslate ore is found in much deeper levels, they are a bit harder than other ores and they take a little longer to mine.
A Deepslate variant of all the existing and new ores in Minecraft 1.17 has been added. Hence you get a new variant of the ore for all the minerals. They are as follows:
- Deepslate Iron ore
- Deepslate Gold ore
- Deepslate Diamond ore
- Deepslate Lapis ore
- Deepslate Emerald ore
- Deepslate Redstone ore
- Deepslate Coal ore
- Deepslate Copper ore
2. Raw Copper
Copper is a completely new ore in Minecraft 1.17. It is used for a number of new recipes in the game such as the lightning rod and spyglass. So mining for copper gives you raw copper that can be further smelt to obtain copper ingots.
3. Raw Iron
Iron was available in Minecraft earlier as well, but there was no raw iron in it. Previously, on mining iron, players used to get iron ores as a block. But now you first get raw iron as a drop which can be further compressed to obtain compressed iron blocks or it can be smelt to obtain iron ingots.
4. Raw Gold
Just like iron, gold ore has always been available in Minecraft but the latest update brings the raw gold version which is what you get after mining gold. Smelting raw gold gives you gold ingots, whereas compressing it gives you compressed gold blocks. You can find gold easily in the Badlands biomes.
4. Amethyst Geode
Amethyst geode is a new ore in Minecraft 1.17. It is an underground structure found in Overworld biomes. Amethyst geodes contain smooth basalt and are the only source of calcite and amethyst items and blocks.
Amethyst shards can be used to make spyglass and tinted glass.
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