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Whenever I mine redstone ore, it always lights up. When I stop mining it, it stops lighting up. Is this supposed to happen or a bug with my game? If so, why does it do this?

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Yes, it is very normal for redstone to light up while mining. I think it's to represent the fact that redstone transfers energy well.

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Ok thank you so much! I have been very confused about this and thought it was a bug/glitch :D – Qwertyfizzle Nov 29 '11 at 4:02
It'll also light up when you step on it. – Domocus Nov 29 '11 at 4:36
@Qwertyfizzle: If this answers your question, you should accept it by clicking the check mark near the left side of the answer. – Wipqozn Mar 25 '12 at 16:39

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