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Coal Ore
Coal Ore
Coal Ore
Type Solid Block
Physics No
Transparency No
Luminance No
Blast Resistance 15
Tool Grid Wooden Pickaxe
Renewable No
Stackable Coal Ore64
Flammable No
Drops Grid Coal Coal
Appears in Minecraft
First Appearance Classic 0.0.14a
Experience Smelted: 0.1
Mined: 0-2
Name coal_ore
Block Data Information
Decimal Data Value 16
Hexadecimal Data Value 10
Binary Data Value 00010000
Further M3-related information
Default Veins-per-Chunk 20
Default Ores-per-Vein 16

The Coal Ore block is a fairly common sight in cave systems.

While Coal is capable of powering Furnaces and Generators, and it can also be ground down in IC2, which is used as the first stage in a variety of later items and armor in Industrial Craft 2