Sapphire ore
Sapphire Ore is an extremely rare mineral block that only generates in the mountains and ravines and drops sapphire when mined with a diamond or iron pickaxe. It drops 1 Sapphire from each ore block mined (1-4 if Fortune III is used) and does not require smelting (much like coal, diamond, red stone and lapis Lazuli).

It drops no experience orbs when mined, unless mined by an iron or diamond pickaxe. Instead of generating in veins like other ores, it is encountered as a single block, and tends to be very scattered around, much like emerald ore.


Sapphire Ore is more abundant than some ores. Found as individual blocks, rather than veins, it can be encountered more commonly than gold, which has a similar range.


Sapphire melting


Sapphire use