Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am on Peaceful mode and using a Wooden Pickaxe and whenver I mine Iron Ore, it just disappears. Am I doing something wrong?

share|improve this question
    
I assumed the question was about Minecraft, not Skyrim, and changed the tags accordingly. – kotekzot Apr 29 '12 at 9:37
1  
possible duplicate of Why can't I mine diamond and gold ore? – John the Green Apr 29 '12 at 16:32
2  
@JohntheGreen While it would be nice to have a canonical "why is my ore disappearing when I mine?" question, this isn't a duplicate of a question that asks why can't one mine diamond and gold ore. – user3389 May 2 '12 at 21:02
    
Mark an answer as correct if it answers your question. – JB War Dec 30 '15 at 17:46

Wooden picks aren't strong enough to mine iron, you need at least a stone pick to do that. All you ever wanted to know about picks.

share|improve this answer

Wooden Pick cannot mine Iron Ore. Use it to mine stone, then craft the stone into a stone pick. A stone pick can be used to mine Iron Ore.

share|improve this answer

If you make a wood pick first and mine some stone then you can make a stone pick. A stone pick can be used to mine Iron and Lapis Lazuli ore.

Mine some iron ore with your stone pick. Smelt the ore in a furnace and use the iron ingots to make an iron pick. Iron picks can be used to to mine Diamonds, Gold and Redstone.

A Diamond pick can be used to mine Obsidian.

share|improve this answer

Wooden pickaxes aren't the best for iron ore. Instead you need to mine 3 stone blocks, craft them into a stone pickaxe in the crafting table, then you can mine the iron ore with the pickaxe. Depending on the type of pickaxe, it's best to use an improved pickaxe for the rare ores, such as an iron pickaxe, which is required by smelting the iron ore in a furnace into ingots. If you have 3 or more, craft it into an iron pickaxe to mine rare ores. Diamonds pickaxes are used to mine obsidian, but I will act like you're using your hand to punch stone, so it's best if they're enchanted.

share|improve this answer

protected by Community Feb 11 '13 at 18:01

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.