How to Find Coal in Minecraft

During the day, the world of Minecraft is bright, warm, and welcoming. But the same world can become overwhelming and scary at night, especially for the new players. Luckily, if you know how to find coal in Minecraft, you can turn the situation around in your favor. It is the ultimate fuel source to craft a variety of light sources and even acts as a material for your tools. With that, let’s dive in and explore coal in Minecraft!

How to Get Coal in Minecraft (2022)

Coal is one of the many Minecraft ores that spawn in the overworld. It is the most common fuel in the game. We will be covering its uses, crafting, and mechanics in separate sections, so let’s dive in.

Where Does Coal Spawn in Minecraft

Most often, players will find coal within the caves of the Minecraft overworld. Expanding on that, you can get coal using these three ways – in chest loot, by killing mobs, and finally, by mining coal ore. Let’s look at each of these methods in detail below:

Chest Loot in Certain Locations

Coal can be obtained directly as an item if you come across in-game chests in certain locations. Such chests spawn in the following spots:

  • Dungeons
  • Mineshafts
  • Igloos
  • Shipwrecks
  • Strongholds
  • Ancient City
  • Woodland Mansion
  • Underwater Ruins
  • Village

Among these, the igloos and underwater ruins have the highest chances of having a chest spawn filled with coal. Though, if we consider quantity, the chests from Ancient Cities in Minecraft can spawn with up to 15 pieces of coals at once. Other spots only offer a maximum of 8 coal pieces.

Get Coal by Killing Hostile Mobs

If exploration isn’t your strong suit, you can kill mobs to get coal. Unfortunately, you can only obtain coal by killing the Wither skeleton mob. They spawn in the Nether dimension and are highly dangerous. Unless you are planning to make a mob loot farm with them, it’s best to avoid them. Instead, it’s better to stick to the traditional way of finding coal in Minecraft, which is mining.

Mine Coal Ore (Easiest Way)

The most common and reliable way to obtain coal in Minecraft is mining. It spawns as the coal ore in the mountains and caves of the overworld. You can mine the ore directly with any pickaxe to make it drop coal as an item. Based on the ore generation, coal generates twice in the overworld.

How to Find Coal in Minecraft

In the mountainous areas, the coal ore blobs generate between the world height of Y=136 and Y=320. Meanwhile, at ground level, the second set of coal block blobs generates between the world height of Y=0 to Y=190.

The second set of coal blocks is usually hidden beneath other blocks and not directly exposed to the air. Moreover, Minecraft biomes don’t affect its spawn rate, and you can find the highest amount of coal ores at the height of Y=95.

How to Make Coal in Minecraft

Because coal can be obtained naturally in Minecraft, crafting is usually not in the picture. But if somehow, you come across a block of coal, you can place it on a crafting table to make 9 pieces of coal. Similarly, if you obtain a block of coal ore with a silk touch pickaxe, you can smelt it using a furnace to get coal.

How to Find Coal in Minecraft
Though, unless you are playing on a custom Minecraft map or one of the best survival servers, such a situation is hard to imagine in day-to-day Minecraft gameplay with friends. Moreover, since smelting the coal ore only gives out one piece of coal, it is practically a waste of fuel.

How to Use Coal in Minecraft

Now, the next obvious question many players ask is — how can I use the coal I find in Minecraft? Well, here are the various ways in which you can use the coal block in the game:

  • Fuel: Coal can be used to power a furnace and a blast furnace in Minecraft to smelt different items.
  • Trading: Minecraft villagers with jobs like a fisherman, armorer, toolsmith, weaponsmith, or butcher can, at times, offer emeralds in exchange for coal.
  • Crafting: Coal is a common crafting ingredient that you can use to make a variety of useful items. Read more about them in the next section.

How to Make a Torch in Minecraft

The most common and important task that players do in the early days of Minecraft survival mode is crafting a torch. If you want to do that too, follow the torch crafting recipe for Minecraft below:

How to Find Coal in Minecraft

Minecraft torch (above) and Minecraft soul fire torch (below)

In the crafting area, place coal in a block and then place a stick in the block underneath to make a torch. You can use this recipe with a crafting table and even with your inventory’s crafting area. Moreover, if you have a piece of soul soil block, you can place it below the stick to craft a soul fire torch. The soul fire torch emits a blue fire and will look cool in your Minecraft house builds.

Craft Other Items with Minecraft Coal

Other than a torch, you can also use coal in the following crafting recipes:

  • Campfire: Combined with pieces of sticks and log blocks, you can use coal to craft a campfire, which is used for cooking food and as a light source.
  • Block of Coal: You can place 9 pieces of coal together in the crafting area to form a block of coal, which acts as a fuel and an alternate option for storing coal.
  • Fire Charge: You can also combine coal with blaze powder and gunpowder to create a fire charge, which can be used to light fire and Nether portals in Minecraft.

Find Coal and Explore Its Uses in Minecraft

Now, whether you want to create a bunch of light sources for your Minecraft house or a collection of efficient fuel sources, coal in Minecraft is perfect for you. Our guide will help you make the most out of finding and using coal in the game. Once you have enough coal, you can go on to find other important ores in the dark caves and mark your way using torches. We already have a guide to help you find diamonds in Minecraft, giving you a headstart. Having said that, how are you going to use coal in Minecraft? Tell us in the comments below!

Any gamer worth their salt know that after a particular threshold of budget, it’s better to build a gaming PC to get the best experience. But what if you’re someone who travels frequently? Or perhaps, you could be someone who […]

Portable computing is not wanton spending anymore, it’s basically a requirement and requires careful deliberation. With the laptop market chock full of companies and laptop models, it’s difficult to filter through the noise. Even more difficult is finding a laptop […]

In a world where we have been looking to eliminate the noise around us, Sony has decided to take the reverse route; provide us with a way to enjoy our music and the ambient sound. For exactly this experience, the […]

News Related


Twitter CEO Elon Musk Shares Internal Data Highlighting Growth and Upcoming Features

Twitter has been in the news for the most part of the year. Following billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover, the microblogging site is witnessing a major revamp to pursue a profitable ... Read more »

New Maruti EECO Updated Interiors Detailed – First Look Walkaround

Maruti Versa (Eeco’s Spiritual predecessor) couldn’t do well in sales, but Eeco clearly seems to have been having a dream run in terms of sales numbers New Maruti EECO 2022 ... Read more »

How to Enable and Use Game Bar on Windows

Because XBOX and Windows are owned by the same company, Microsoft, some XBOX features have been incorporated into Windows. One such feature is the XBOX Game Bar. Game Bar allows ... Read more »

Google Chrome Sound Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

When you have sound issues on Chrome, it most likely means either the sound isn’t coming from a particular Chrome tab or it’s disabled all over the Chrome app. In ... Read more »

How to Delete Files on iCloud

The free plan on iCloud only gives you 5 GB of storage, which is usually not enough to store all your data. You can upgrade the iCloud storage with a ... Read more »

How to Get Kodi on Windows?

Kodi is a popular open-source media hub for streaming videos, podcasts, and many more. It is available on various platforms like PC, mobile, gaming consoles, etc. If you are getting ... Read more »

Drivers warned over £5,000 fines for getting Christmas trees home - how to avoid it

A man loads a Christmas tree into his car. (File image) It’s that time of the year again when we’re all starting to think about putting up our Christmas decorations ... Read more »

‘I'm a cruise expert and this is how to get a luxury cabin for maximum value'

A luxury suite onboard a cruise ship is often a splurge many holidaymakers save for a special occasion, but while they will be more expensive than a standard cabin, a ... Read more »

2023 MG Astor Facelift, ZS EV Patent Leaks – Creta, Seltos Rival

Looking at MG ZS EV Facelift patent images, it is likely that the petrol version, Astor will get similar updates 2023 MG Astor Facelift, ZS EV Patent Leaks Even though ... Read more »

Is Belgium vs Morocco on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch World Cup fixture

Qatar Soccer WCup Match Moments Day 4 Photo Gallery Belgium face Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium to resume thier Group F World Cup campaigns. If Belgium are to contend ... Read more »

Royal Enfield 650cc Himalayan Launch Confirmed Via Leaked Document

New 650 ADV being developed by Royal Enfield could get a new name instead of being branded under the Himalayan nameplate Modified Royal Enfield 650cc Himalayan One of the factors ... Read more »

Redmi K60 series to support up to 120W fast charging

Over the past few days, many Xiaomi phones have passed the Chinese 3C quality certification. A few days ago, a Xiaomi phone with model number 22122RK93C hit the 3C database. This ... Read more »

Patch Google Chrome now to fix this emergency security flaw

null Google has released an update for a high-severity zero-day vulnerability, known as CVE-2022-4135, which impacts its Chrome browser. The search giant said that an exploit for the vulnerability, detected ... Read more »

Is Croatia vs Canada on TV? Channel, kick-off time, and how to watch World Cup fixture online

GettyImages-1443948758.jpg Croatia are taking on Canada at the Khalifa International Stadium as both sides look for their first win of the World Cup. The 2018 runners-up Croatia were held to ... Read more »

Why Bitcoin price differs across exchanges and how to benefit

Disclaimer: The text below is an advertorial article that is not part of editorial content. There is one crypto strategy that let’s you reduce risk to almost zero, while generating huge, ... Read more »

Instructions on how to check phone money simply and accurately

How to check phone bill is one of the most important information for users. For each different network, the implementation is different. Please come to the steps to check phone ... Read more »

Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A300 Cargo Announced; P-40 Warhawk Gets Release & Pricing Details

Today third-party developers shared news about add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, including both aircraft and scenery. We start with Cockspur, which completed the external model of the Hawker 800XP business ... Read more »

How to evolve Floette into Florges in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Screenshot by Pro Game Guides Floette is a Fairy-type Pokémon first introduced in X & Y. It is also one of few species that doesn’t evolve by leveling it up. ... Read more »

The quick fix to the cost of living

Anwar Ibrahim has put the cost of living at the top of the agenda, so here are some ideas. First, the cost of living has two elements, prices and incomes. ... Read more »

Stuck in Meghalaya Post Mukroh Firing, How Tourists are Figuring Way Out | Firsthand Account

Kaziranga National Park, check; Sonapur Tea Garden, check. Next on list: Umiam Lake, Laitlum Canyon, Cherrapunji, Dawki and Mawlynnong — read my rough notes on the morning of November 22 ... Read more »

Realme 10 Pro+ 5G India price teased, how much will it cost?

The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G smartphone’s India price has been tipped by the brand’s top executive ahead of an official unveiling. The next generation of number series phones from Realme ... Read more »

Zip Bombs: What They Are and How to Protect Yourself

Zip Bombs: What They Are and How to Protect Yourself Imagine you’re surfing the internet, and suddenly, your internet browser grinds to a halt and won’t load any pages, even ... Read more »

How to become a savvier supermarket shopper and beat that surging grocery price inflation

The busiest grocery shopping period of the year is almost upon us, with Christmas Day just four weeks away. But with the surging cost of food taking a huge bite ... Read more »

How to evolve Sliggoo into Goodra in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Screenshot by Pro Game Guides The evolutionary trio of Goomy, Sliggoo, and Goodra return in the most recent installment of the monster-catching franchise, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. The evolutionary line ... Read more »

Causes and ways to fix slow MacBooks

To answer the question: “MacBook is slow why? How to fix it?” We invite you to read the following article that we share. 1. MacBook is slow – Because the ... Read more »

Redmi K60 series key specifications tipped ahead of launch

The Redmi K60 series smartphones’ key specifications have surfaced online before launch, courtesy of a noted leaker. Xiaomi is prepping to launch new smartphones under the K60 series in China. ... Read more »

Fall Guys Gets Street Fighter Costumes: Ryu, Cammy, & Akuma

Today Epic Games and Mediatonic released new costumes and goodies in the Fall Guys Store. For those who love the Street Fighter series, costumes portraying Ryu, Akuma, and Cammy are ... Read more »

How to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Screenshot by Pro Game Guides Like every Pokémon game including the most recent Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, the main objective is to catch every Pokémon in existence. Of course, that ... Read more »

Japan vs Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE Streaming: How to watch JAP vs CR and football World Cup matches for free online and TV in India?

Japan vs Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE Streaming: How to watch JAP vs CR and football World Cup matches for free online and TV in India? In the ... Read more »

How to evolve Fomantis into Lurantis in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Screenshot by Pro Game Guides Fans of grass-type Pokémon are bound to have a Fomantis on their team. It’s small, cute, and available to catch in the newest Pokémon Scarlet ... Read more »

Typed MacBook lost text: Causes & ways to fix it

Typed MacBook lost words It will greatly affect the progress of your work. That’s why you need to find typing errors on your MacBook to fix it right away. We ... Read more »

How to Watch Japan vs. Costa Rica in 2022 FIFA World Cup Group E Play

Japan looks to secure a spot in the round of 16 with a win over Costa Rica Read more »

How to evolve Kirlia into Gallade in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Fans of the Pokémon series don’t need to have played from the very beginning to know who Kirlia and Gallade are! Even if you started in the third generation, you ... Read more »

Spain vs Germany live stream: how to watch World Cup 2022 online from anywhere

Spain take on Germany in Al Khor on Sunday in a game that Die Mannschaft really need to win. The two sides had very contrasting opening games and another defeat ... Read more »

New Overwatch 2 Hero Ramattra Brings Forth His Justice in Gameplay Trailer

Today Blizzard Entertainment revealed the first look at the gameplay of the next hero that will be added to Overwatch 2. Ramattra is a tank and he’s also the leader ... Read more »

The Humans Review

A holiday get-together filled with existential dread. Read more »

Twitter DMs to support encryption, voice messages and video calls

Elon Musk has been in a role when it comes to changing Twitter. Since the takeover, he has been applying drastic changes to the company. The world’s richest man fired ... Read more »

Instructions on how to block Coc Coc ads well today

To help you Coc Coc ad blocker on laptops and computers quickly. We invite you to follow along with our following articles to share. 1. How to block ads on ... Read more »

How to lose weight by hacking your metabolism – the device that could help your body burn fat and carbs more efficiently

My family holidays in France are synonymous with one thing: bread. But this year, as everyone else sits down to their croissants and baguettes, my plate is bare. Before even ... Read more »

How to Change WhatsApp Notification Tone

WhatsApp provides the option to recieve New Message Alerts in variety of Notification Sounds. You can find below the steps to Change WhatsApp Notification Tone on iPhone and Android Phone. ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network