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I just came across this glowy ore, and my 'Sharp Silver Pickaxe' won't mine it. I'm playing on the PC version of Terraria, if that helps.

How do I mine the glowy ore block?

Terraria glowy ore

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Not sure exactly what type of ore that is, but there are plenty that are not minable without a higher level pickaxe: terraria.wikia.com/wiki/Ores & terraria.wikia.com/wiki/Pickaxe –  Colin D Oct 8 '13 at 20:06
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(looks at icon) Been deputised lately? –  SevenSidedDie Oct 8 '13 at 20:14
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@SevenSidedDie I went into the chatroom to celebrate my first gold badge, and fredley kindly added another one to my collection. Also the old photo of me with a naked head was awful. –  shanodin Oct 8 '13 at 20:16
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@shanodin Was it? I never looked close; it was distinctive though! Congrats on the Fanatic badge. (And now I should probably delete these as "too chatty"...) –  SevenSidedDie Oct 8 '13 at 20:37
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Kinda amusing how a "What the hell is this?" question can be this informative for anyone who visits it. No sarcasm, it really is. Sure as hell helped me. –  user1337 Oct 10 '13 at 20:33

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You're looking at Demonite ore, which can be mined with a Gold pickaxe (or better).

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Ah, my confusion came because I mined it previously with my pickaxe because it was above ground (apparently above ground Demonite ore can be mined with any pickaxe) –  shanodin Oct 8 '13 at 20:10
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@Zibbobz I...shadow...eye...worlds? I sense there's a lot that I missed out before I gave up last time I played this game. –  shanodin Oct 8 '13 at 20:11
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Yes, Shanodin, there is. Boss monsters for one. And actually no, you can't mine Demonite at all with a silver pickaxe. You may have mistaken a different kind of stone for Demonite Ore. It...I don't think Demonite Ore even appears on the surface. –  Zibbobz Oct 8 '13 at 20:13
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@Zibbobz it says on the Wiki page "if the Demonite Ore is above ground level, it can be mined with any pickaxe." –  shanodin Oct 8 '13 at 20:17
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...Consider my face red. I honestly did not know that. Possibly because Demonite Ore that high up is so rare. –  Zibbobz Oct 8 '13 at 20:17

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