Iron Ore Item ID

Each item in Minecraft has a unique ID assigned to it, known as an item ID, this can be used in commands to spawn the item into the game. The item ID for iron ore in Minecraft is shown below:

Iron Ore Spawn Command

The Iron Ore item can be spawned in Minecraft with the below command. Cheats must be enabled before this will work.

If you are running the Essentials plugin, you will need to run /minecraft:give instead of simply /give. This is because the Essentials /give command overrides Minecraft's built-in command.

Mining Tools

Below is a table of the tools that can be used to break Iron Ore blocks, and the speed it will take to break at (in seconds). This is calculated with the formula (1.5 * Block Hardness) / Tool Multiplier.

Tool Speed
Diamond Pickaxe Diamond Pickaxe 0.56s
Iron Pickaxe Iron Pickaxe 0.75s
Stone Pickaxe Stone Pickaxe 1.12s

Iron Ore Information

Iron Ore

Iron ore, similar to gold ore, can be smelted in a furnace to make iron ingots. Before it has been smelted, it does not much use.

Item ID minecraft:iron_ore
Numerical ID 15
Stackable Yes
Max Stack Size 64
Hardness 3.0
Material Rock
Diggable Yes
Min / Max State IDs 70 - 70