Anywhere where there is Stone (Overworld)
Mineral Veins contain a cluster of Ore Blocks and can be found anywhere where there is Stone. It is mostly found underground, but when Stone is exposed on the surface it can also expose a Mineral Vein, particularly in Extreme hills Biomes.
The clusters are usually made up of connecting blocks of the various ores gathered in minor blocks within the structure. The structure is usually not limited to only one dimension, and will usually cover most blocks within a 3x3x3 area.
The following Ores may spawn in mineral veins:
- Coal Ore
- Iron Ore
- Gold Ore
- Lapis Lazuli Ore
- Redstone Ore
- Diamond Ore
- Emerald Ore (Only included in the Extreme Hills Biomes)
There is no loot to be found beside the Ores themselves within a Mineral Vein.
- Mineral Veins were the only Generated Structures that existed before Update 0.9.0.
NaturalLava Pools • Tree (Fallen) • Caves • Ice Spikes • Giant Mushrooms • Moss Stone Boulders • Mineral Vein • Ravine • Fossil
Small StructuresWitch Hut • Desert Well • Igloo • Library • Dungeon
Large StructuresAbandoned Mineshaft (Mesa) • Woodland Mansion • Temples (Jungle | Desert) • Stronghold • Ocean Monument • Village • Shipwreck
Nether StructuresNether Fortress • Glowstone Cluster
End StructuresEnd City • Chorus Tree • End Portal • End Gateway Portal