A new type of stone is available in the Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update, so we’re going to take a look at how to get Deepslate and Deepslate-related blocks. This new type of stone is a little more difficult to get your hands on and a little more durable compared to regular material. It can also be used as a substitute for regular stone in many recipes, so it could be pretty nice to know where to find it.
How to get Deepslate
The best guidance that can be given for this block is that you have to dig, and dig deep. This is because Deepslate only generates in the lowest regions of the world, regardless of whether you are also using the new generation data package or not. In the official version it can only be found under Y-Level 16 and in worlds with the planned generation it will only appear under Y-Level 0. In the current versions, it also only spawns in smaller blobs, so it’s not the easiest thing to get in bulk. When it is taken down, a paved variant or just plain deepslate will be dropped when using the silk touch enchantment. Ores also have the chance to spawn as deepslate variants, they do not contain more ore compared to normal ores and only serve as an aesthetic difference.
Tinkering with the block
Deepslate has the advantage that, with a few exceptions, it works pretty much like normal stone. This means that your normal method of making things with stone will work here as well. Melting the paved variant gives you the material you mined underground, and having a stone mason gives you access to any other variant of the block. This includes several different types of stairs, walls, slabs, and more as you build with this new, darker type of stone.
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