Emerald Ore: 3
|Catches fire from lava||
|Block||Emerald Ore||Deepslate Emerald Ore|
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Reason: Deepslate emerald ore generation as of 21w16a
Emerald ore can generate in Overworld in the form of blobs. Single emerald ores attempt to generate 3 to 8 times per chunk, from altitudes (y levels) 4 to 31 within any type of mountains, or within a chunk that is at least partially occupied by such a biome. Emerald ore can replace stone, granite, diorite, andesite, tuff, and deepslate. Emerald ore that replaces tuff or deepslate will become deepslate emerald ore.
In Java Edition 1.18[upcoming], emerald ore attempts to generate 50 times per chunk in blobs of 1, from levels 32 to 320, being most common at level 255, and becoming less common toward either end of the range. Emerald ore can be exposed to the sky, which is intended.
In Bedrock Edition 1.18[upcoming], emerald ore attempt to generate 20 times per chunk in all types of new mountains biomes in blobs of 0-10 ores, from Y=128 to Y=256, being more common as the y-level increases. Emerald ore also attempts to generate 50 times per chunk in all extreme hills biome in blobs of 0-10 ores, from levels 32 to 320, being most common at level 255, and becoming less common toward either end of the range.
|Emerald||Emerald Ore or
Deepslate Emerald Ore +
Emerald ore can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sounds.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8|
|Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.37||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.22||1.0|
|Blocks||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8|
|Name||Resource location||Block tags (JE)||Form||Translation key|
|Emerald Ore||Block & Item|
|Deepslate Emerald Ore||Block & Item|
|Name||Resource location||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Emerald Ore||Block & Item|
|Deepslate Emerald Ore||Block & Item|
- Note: This video is outdated. The extreme hills biome has since been renamed to mountains
|May 21, 2012||The week before the release of 12w21a, Jeb released a screenshot of himself testing the trading system. At this time, what would become emerald ore was ruby ore.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Added emerald ore.|
|The announced ore has been changed to an emerald ore. The texture for emerald ore has remained unchanged, as Jeb forgot to commit the new texture in the snapshot. As this item was not announced before the snapshot was released, most translations call emerald "diamond".|
|Emerald ore generates in blobs of up to 10 blocks.|
|12w21b||The texture of emerald ore has been corrected. The previous ruby texture remains as "ruby.png". Translations of emerald as diamond have also corrected.|
|An analysis of a 500×500 extreme hills biome with MCEdit gives the following ore distributions:
|12w22a||Blob size was reduced to 1 block.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 129.|
|Texture Update||?||A new texture for emerald ore has been proposed.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of emerald ore has been changed.|
|1.17||21w07a||Emerald ore now generates as a spread, generating between Y=32 and Y=320 and peaking at Y=256.|
|February 18, 2021||JAPPA shows new textures of emerald ore.|
|21w08a||The texture of emerald ore has been changed.|
|21w10a||Added deepslate variant of emerald ore, which does not generate naturally.|
|The amount of emerald ore that generates has been increased.|
|21w15a||Most ore generation has been reverted back to the pre-21w07a generation and requires the Caves & Cliffs Prototype Data Pack to be seen. However, emerald ore generation was not properly reverted due to a bug.|
|21w16a||Emerald ore now generates at the correct Y-levels, but it still generates more frequently than it did in 1.16.|
|Deepslate emerald ore variant now generates naturally.|
|21w17a||Emerald ore can now replace granite, andesite, diorite, tuff, and deepslate upon generating.|
|1.17.1||Pre-release 2||The frequency of emerald ore generation has been reverted to pre-1.17 levels.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.18||Experimental Snapshot 1||Emerald ore once again generates the way it did in the 1.17 snapshots without the use of a data pack.|
|Deepslate Emerald Ore no longer generates naturally.|
|experimental snapshot 2||Emerald ore now generates in mountain meadows, mountain groves, snowy slopes, lofty peaks, and snow capped peaks.|
|21w40a||Emerald ore generates more frequently and is now able to generate down to Y=-16.|
|Deepslate Emerald Ore now generates naturally again.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Added emerald ore.|
|Emerald ore can be mined with a stone pickaxe instead of an iron one.|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Mining emerald ore now drops experience orbs.|
|Emerald ore can now be collected with Silk Touch, dropping the block itself.|
|Emerald ore now drops extra emeralds with the Fortune enchantment.|
|1.2.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Mining emerald ore now requires an iron pickaxe.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The texture of emerald ore has been changed.|
|1.16.220||beta 184.108.40.206||The texture of emerald ore has been changed.|
|Emerald ore can now be found exposed and in blobs of size 0-10 on the surface of the new mountain biome variants.|
|1.17.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Added deepslate variant of emerald ore.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Ore generation has been changed, emerald now generates on higher altitudes in extreme hills rather than lower.[more information needed], also increased blob size to contain more than single ore.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added emerald ore.|
|1.90||The texture of emerald ore texture has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added emerald ore.|
- Even though emerald ore is rarer than diamond ore, emerald ore is generally found more often in mountains biomes than diamond ore, as the emerald ore blocks are generated in a more scattered fashion.
A comparison of the occurrence of emerald ore to the occurrence of diamond ore.
The first image of the trading system released by Jeb. The emerald ore can be seen in the top right-hand corner with the original texture.
- – resolved as "Works As Intended"
- snapshot 12w21a/b lang/en_US.lang: tile.oreRuby.name=Ruby Ore
- – "Emerald ore does not generate as intended" – resolved as "Fixed"
- – "Emerald ore generates too often" – resolved as "Fixed"