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Block of Raw Iron

A block of raw iron is a raw metal block equivalent to nine raw iron.



Blocks of raw iron can be mined only with a stone pickaxe or better.

Block Block of Raw Iron
Hardness 5
Breaking time[A]
Default 25
Wooden 12.5
Stone 1.9
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Netherite 0.85
Golden 2.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation

Blocks of raw iron can be found rarely inside of huge ore veins below Y=0.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Raw Iron


Blocks of raw iron are a compact way to store raw iron.

Crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Raw Iron Block of Raw Iron


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

Data values


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierBlock tagsTranslation key
Block of Raw Ironraw_iron_blockmineable/pickaxe

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Block of Raw Ironraw_iron_block706Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.


Java Edition
1.17April 4, 2021Block of Raw Iron (pre-release 1).png Showed block of raw iron.
21w15aBlock of Raw Iron JE1.png Added block of raw iron.
April 19, 2021Block of Raw Iron JE2.png JAPPA shows a new block of raw iron texture.
21w16aBlock of Raw Iron JE2.png The texture of block of raw iron has been changed.
April 23, 2021Block of Raw Iron JE3.png JAPPA shows new block of raw iron texture.
21w17aBlock of Raw Iron JE3.png The texture of block of raw iron has been changed once again.
There is now a chance for a block of raw iron to generate in an iron ore vein.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta of Raw Iron JE1.png Added block of raw iron under the Caves and Cliffs Experimental Gameplay toggle.
beta of raw iron are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.
beta of Raw Iron JE3.png The texture of block of raw iron has been changed.



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