After using my precious iron to build a hopper, I was surprised when I mined it (to move it) and it didn't drop a hopper item. Would this be because I might have done it with bare hands instead of with a pickaxe (or other tool, like an axe)?

  • Arperum got in there just as I was typing
    – Marriott81
    Apr 4, 2014 at 10:46

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Yep. Mining it by hand won't drop anything. You need a pickaxe to get a hopper back. Any pickaxe will do.

source: Minecraft wiki

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