Fill your life with light or replenish your Redstone!
Minecraft Redstone Ore Block Within the Overworld’s depths, light is scarce. You’ll typically need to bring torches if you wish to be able to see in the dark at the bottom of a mineshaft.
But still! This criterion is broken by two significant sources of light located far below the surface. Lava is the first, and you should avoid getting entangled in it unless it is absolutely necessary. However, the second option would appeal more to an explorer looking for a hidden treasure: Redstone ore.
In the third Seecret Friday Update of July 2010, Redstone ore first surfaced in the Overworld. It came with doors, pressure plates, levels, and buttons, but it wasn’t given the moniker “Redstone” until after roughly five days. Because they are kind people, the developers also included a deep-slate version more recently. However, mining does take a little longer.
Redstone dust can be obtained mostly from ore, though it can also be found in chests, from mobs, in forest mansions, old towns, or jungle pyramids. With an iron pickaxe or better, break a block of redstone ore to obtain four to five redstone dust. If you’re lucky, you may receive up to eight redstone dust.
Blocks of redstone ore are hard to come by because they usually crumble into dust when mining. You may get the block itself using a silk touch pickaxe. Following that, you can smelt the blocks to produce a single piece of Redstone if you’d like, but shattering it will produce a lot more Redstone.
Particles of crimson dust emitted by redstone ore are as bright as three lighted candles. When you smack it, you will see this. Though the energy quickly runs out and the light fades off again, they might appear perfect for mood lighting in your base. For it to become active again, you’ll need to hit it again or cause some other kind of disturbance with another creature.
I wonder what applications that feature could be used for. As a covert subterranean facility’s kind of early warning system? Or as the dimly illuminated entrance of some hidden shrine. Alternatively, you could make it a challenging puzzle that visitors must solve to get to your base: navigate the area without igniting any redstone ore blocks!
The possibilities are virtually endless, as is always the case with Minecraft.