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5 best levels to find ores in Minecraft 1.18 update

Ore distribution graph in Minecraft 1.18 update (Image via Minecraft)
Ore distribution graph in Minecraft 1.18 update (Image via Minecraft)
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Akshat Kabra

With the Minecraft 1.18 update, players will notice a change in ore generation in the game. On November 30, Mojang released the second part of the Caves and Cliffs update which packed loads of new features and additions, one of them being reworked ore distribution.

Players have spent thousands of hours finding and mining these ores, be it easily available iron ore or ultra-rare diamond ore. The Minecraft 1.18 update essentially changes the density and height at which these ores generate, and players can learn about the new changes here to yield maximum loot.


Top 5 levels to find ores in Minecraft 1.18 update

Here are some of the best levels to find ores in the game:

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5) Y level 96 for Coal ores

Coal ores on a mountain (Image via Minecraft Wiki)
Coal ores on a mountain (Image via Minecraft Wiki)

With Minecraft 1.18 update, coal ores are most common at y=96. They can be found on top of small hills and inside the mountains. Of course this level is the sweet spot, the ore can be found anywhere between y=0 to y=256


4) Y level 232 for Emerald ores

Emerald ores in a mountain (Image via Minecraft Wiki)
Emerald ores in a mountain (Image via Minecraft Wiki)

Emerald ores have been one of the rarest in Minecraft, more than diamonds, but this changes with the Minecraft 1.18 update. Emerald ores will now generate the most at y = 232. This level is just a sweet spot for the ore, it can be found anywhere between y = -16 to y = 256.


3) Y level 48 for Copper ores

Copper ores (Image via Minecraft)
Copper ores (Image via Minecraft)

Copper is the newly added material in Caves and Cliffs update. With the Minecraft 1.18 update, the best level to find Copper ores is y = 48. Copper is also pretty common in the mountains and can be found anywhere between y = -16 and y = 112.

The update will also feature large but rare copper ore veins which can generate between y = 48 and y = 0.


2) Y level 232 for Iron ores

Iron ores (Image via Minecraft Wiki)
Iron ores (Image via Minecraft Wiki)

With the Minecraft 1.18 update, players can find the most amount of iron in the mountains rather than underground. The best level to find iron ores is y = 232 and also y = 16. Of course, iron is one of the most common ores and can be found at any y level. Iron ore veins can also be found between y = -8 and y = -56.


1) Y level -58 for Diamond ores

Diamond ores (Image via Minecraft Wiki)
Diamond ores (Image via Minecraft Wiki)

The location and density of diamonds have also changed in the Minecraft 1.18 update. As the bedrock layer shifts 64 levels down, the best level to find diamond ores is at y = -58. They can be found anywhere between y = 12 and y = -64.

Different levels have different types of ores in Minecraft and it is important for players to know the right levels for finding each type of ore in the game.


Edited by Danyal Arabi
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