The "Sapphire Ore" block can be mined with a pickaxe in order to gain "Sapphire Gems".
An Iron Pickaxe or better is required to mine Sapphire Ore. A Silk Touch Pickaxe can be used to collect the block of ore rather than the sapphire drop.
Natural Generation Edit
Sapphire Ore drops 1 Sapphire with an unenchanted pickaxe. With fortune, the ore can drop up to 4 Sapphire, (One extra Sapphire per level of fortune).
Sapphire Ore cannot be smelted.
It can however be crafted into 9 Sapphire, although this seems to be unintended.
Crafting Ingredient Edit
- In real life, Sapphire can be found in Eastern Australia,Thailand, Sri Lanka, China (Shandong), Madagascar, East Africa, and in North America in a few locations, mostly in Montana.