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Minecraft Blocks & Items Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli Ore. Note the difference in the flecks from other ores.

Lapis Lazuli Ore is an ore that, when mined with a Stone Pickaxe or higher, drops 4-8 Lapis Lazuli shards, which is used as a dye. Lapis Lazuli Ore looks like a stone block with odd-shaped blue flecks in it. These flecks are unique to this type of ore; all of the other ores (except Emerald) use a single (recolored) texture. Lapis Lazuli Ore is about as common as Gold Ore. It can spawn between Bedrock and level 31. 

Tool used Stone Pickaxe
Rarity Uncommon
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How to obtain

  • Mine with a Stone Pickaxe or better

    Minecraft Spotlight Lapis Lazuli Ore

    A small vein of Lapis Lazuli Ore in a Ravine.


  • It is very easy to get lots of Lapis Lazuli with a Fortune enchanted pickaxe; as much as 32 Lapis Lazuli may drop if Fortune III is equipped.
  • Lapis Lazuli, Nether Quartz, Ruby, and Emerald are the only ores not to use the default ore texture.

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