after mined stone, drops stone instead of cobblestone I am mining blocks that don't drop as the block itself (ex. stone drops cobblestone, redstone ore drops redstone dust, etc.), but that doesn't happen. When I mine stone it drops stone instead of cobblestone and when I mine redstone ore it drops the ore block and not redstone dust.

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    For the future: If you're using mods, please state them in the question. Jan 6, 2019 at 23:45
  • Your pickaxe looks strange. Are you sure it doesn't have some sort of Silt Touch enhancement? Jan 7, 2019 at 5:19

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Your pickaxe probably has silk touch on it.

The Silk Touch enchantment allows you to mine blocks themselves instead of getting the usual dropped items. With this enchantment, you can gather items that are fragile and break such as glass or ice. Or you can mine and gather the block itself such as diamond ore or coal ore (instead of getting diamond and coal drops).

You can add the Silk Touch enchantment to any pickaxe, shovel, or axe using an enchantment table, anvil, or game command. Then use the enchanted tool to mine and see just how quickly you can add those rare and fragile items to your inventory!!

The maximum level for the Silk Touch enchantment is Level 1. This means that you can only enchant an item with up to Silk Touch I, and nothing higher for this enchantment.

Silk Touch in Minecraft - DigMinecraft

  • I was about to say that. It can be kinda annoying when mining to have silk touch. Sometimes. Jan 7, 2019 at 1:34

This issue is most likely because you have the "Silk Touch" enchantment. According to the wiki, silk touch is an enchant that 'Allows collection of blocks that are normally unobtainable: Mined blocks drop themselves instead of the usual items." Unfortunately, this cannot be undone, as the enchantment cannot be removed from the pickaxe. The best way to solve this is by getting another pickaxe.

  • this is pretty much what I said in my answer :)
    – iVhagar
    Jan 6, 2019 at 23:35
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    @Niffler He was probably already writing his answer when you posted yours. Jan 6, 2019 at 23:45
  • @niffler this answer actually also gives a solution to OP's problem. I find it because of that actually more usefull than your answer.
    – Bassie-c
    Jan 8, 2019 at 22:00
  • sry about that @Niffler, didnt see your answer till i reloaded! Feb 1, 2019 at 20:26

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