Raw Iron

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This article describes content that may be included in Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. 
This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.17 and Bedrock Edition 1.17.0 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
Raw Iron
Raw Iron JE3 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

Raw iron is a raw metal resource obtained from mining iron ore.



Iron ore and deepslate iron ore mined with a stone pickaxe or higher drops 1 unit of raw iron. If the pickaxe is enchanted with Fortune, it can drop an extra unit per level of Fortune, allowing for a maximum of 4 with Fortune III. If the ore is mined using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, it drops the ore block instead.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Raw Iron Block of Raw Iron



The primary usage of raw iron is Smelting it into iron ingots.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Raw Iron Raw Iron

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Raw Iron +
Any fuel


Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDItem tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Raw Ironraw_ironNoneItemitem.minecraft.raw_iron

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Raw Ironraw_iron?Itemitem.raw_iron.name


Upcoming Java Edition
1.1721w14aRaw Iron JE1.png Added raw iron.
April 13, 2021Raw Iron JE2 BE1.png JAPPA shows a new raw iron texture.
21w15aRaw Iron JE2 BE1.png The texture of raw iron has been changed.
Raw iron can now be used to craft block of raw iron.
April 16, 2021Raw Iron (pre-release).png JAPPA shows a new raw iron texture again.
21w16aRaw Iron JE3 BE2.png The texture of raw iron has been changed.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta Iron JE2 BE1.png Added raw iron.
beta iron are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.
beta Iron JE3 BE2.png The texture of raw iron has been changed.


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