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

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I assumed the question was about Minecraft, not Skyrim, and changed the tags accordingly. – kotekzot Apr 29 '12 at 9:37
possible duplicate of Why can't I mine diamond and gold ore? – John the Green Apr 29 '12 at 16:32
@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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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