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I found redstone ore in Survival Mode (Minecraft Pocket Edition) and tried to use all five tools to collect it. It took about a minute or two to break, but I couldn't collect anything from it once broken.

How do I mine redstone ore?

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The answers to this question are invalid after the release of 0.8 (Dec 2013), in which redstone ore can be mined with an iron tool or better. –  jcmeloni Jan 7 at 0:11

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According to the Minecraft wiki, it's currently impossible to mine as of version 0.7.1. It can only be destroyed.

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It is currently impossible to mine redstone ore in Minecraft PE. Just wait until a new update comes out!

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You cannot mine redstone. I guess it would probably be just decoration and useless to mine. Try waiting for an update where redstone is actually useful. There is no possible way to mine the redstone and you would be wasting your picks. You should wait until the next update.

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You can now mine redstone in the new Minecraft PE update, but the only things you can use redstone to make is clocks, powered rails, and compasses.

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For each past version you couldn't have mined redstone without it being destroyed, no matter what material pick axe you used. However, in update 0.8.1. you are able you mine redstone and craft it into clocks, compasses and powered rails. In the new update you still cannot make a redstone block from redstone, so to make that i guess we just have to wait. :(

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