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Maths Of Minecraft – Pickaxes

Pickaxes are vital for mining, so we have dug a little deeper so that you can mine a little harder.

We did a little research to find out what the best Minecraft pickaxe to use is. A pickaxe is a useful tool that can be made from a variety of materials, such as stone, wood, iron, gold and even diamond.

Here are 4 facts and figures to help you decide what the best pickaxe to use in Minecraft is:

  • Wood axes take almost twice as long to mine with as the next best alternative, which is stone.
  • Stone is a great day-to-day option but is still 50% less effective than iron.
  • Iron pickaxes give you 251 uses and are faster whereas stone pickaxes give you 132 uses and are much slower.
  • However, saving a few minutes by using an iron pickaxe will mean mining for a lot longer overall as most of the walls in Minecraft are made from stone and finding iron is hard.

But, what about gold and diamond pickaxes…

Well, watch the video to find out and let us know what you think!