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Where to find Coal in Minecraft 1.18

We'll show you what areas you will need to look through to find the valuable Coal resource in Minecraft.
Featured Minecraft 1 18 Coal Guide Image

Minecraft gives you a whole world to explore and create, and with that comes a variety of things can you do in the game. While some of these things can be easy to figure out, others are a bit more detailed and nuanced. Don’t feel bad if you can’t figure something out! The learning process is part of the fun of delving into the creative aspects of Minecraft, so let us show you how you can find yourself some coal in version 1.18 of Minecraft aka Caves and Cliffs Part 2.

If you’re looking for more valuable resources, we have a guide that shows you how to find Diamond in Minecraft 1.18!

Coal 1.18 Guide

To find Coal in Minecraft 1.18, you will want to head into the high elevations of the mountains. Coal now spawns more frequently higher up in the world, and you will hopefully see it exposed in the sides of mountains.

Coal starts appearing more frequently at Y-Level 136 all the way to the top at Y-Level 256. In the previous versions of Minecraft, Coal spawned relatively evenly throughout all areas the world.

While Coal does show up a lot more frequently in those higher levels that doesn’t mean you won’t find it lower. You can find it frequently at Y-level 96, but the caveat to this is that it will generally spawn more if the block isn’t exposed to air. This is a new mechanic added to the game that prevents some resources from spawning too much if they are in cave like environments.

The reduced air exposure addition also affects Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, and Gold. That means that when you want to locate these types of resources, you will want to mine areas that are not exposed to air when the world was created.

Coal still spawns quite a bit throughout the height of your Minecraft world. You will find it at the top of Y-Level 256 and all the way down to Y-0. Anything below that level, however, will not spawn Coal.

Coal Distribution Chart

If you’re still a bit confused about how this all works, you can check out this handy chart that the good people at Mojang have provided. This is the final ore distribution chart for the update, you can click on the image to enlarge it.

Minecraft 1 18 Ore Distribution Final Image

As you can see from the chart, the higher you climb in the game, the more likely you will come across some iron. As an added bonus, if you head to a mountain biome, you will also find yourself some emerald and iron ore! Coal that spawns lower in the ground is going to be found more generally in areas that aren’t exposed to air. Unfortunately, you’re unlikely going to be doing a ton of mining in areas like this because there’s not much else to find.

That’s everything there is to know about finding Coal in Minecraft 1.18! We’ve got a lot more coverage of the game in our Minecraft section of our website, so be sure to check it out.

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  1. AllayMC

    For some reason no matter what seed i get, there is no coal. so ill see if this works! 🙂