Raw Metals are an upcoming addition to the massive Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update. They are a highly requested feature that allows players to mine certain resources more efficiently.
These metals change the way ores such as Gold, Iron and Copper work. Previously, when an ore was mined, it would drop an ore block. However, this is no longer the case.
Raw Metals in Minecraft
Raw Metals can only be obtained from mining the following ores:
- Gold Ore
- Iron Ore
- Copper Ore
- Deepslate Gold Ore
- Deepslate Iron Ore
- Deepslate Copper Ore
Once mined with a pickaxe, these ores will drop Raw Metals, which will have the appearance of a rock or a clump of a specific resource (seen above).
Raw Metals shine because they are affected by Fortune enchantments. Previously, Iron and Gold ore would not be affected by Fortune enchantments as they dropped ore blocks instead of resources such as Coal, Redstone or Diamonds.
Due to this feature, players can receive a max of 4 Raw Metals with the Fortune III enchantment.
Raw Metals can be used to craft Blocks of Raw Metals. These metals will have a cracked and uneven appearance, although they do look quite nice (seen above).
Similar to the ore blocks in past Minecraft updates, Raw Metals can be smelted in a Furnace to create the chosen ingot. Players who smelt a singular Raw Metal will receive 0.7 experience points.