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Top 10 Best Minecraft Seeds for Mining Iron

Need Iron as soon as possible? Here are the best Minecraft seeds for mining Iron!

Iron is arguably the most useful material in Minecraft. If you’re looking for the best all-around tools and armor sets or just need a bucket, you’ll need plenty of this stuff. However, if you want it as soon as you start, here are the top 10 best seeds for mining iron in Minecraft.

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Seed: -6148754862069932407

  • Spawn: 24, 106.
  • Biome: Sparse Jungle.

If you want to mine lots of Iron right from the start, this Minecraft seed is perfect for you. You’ll spawn right next to an exposed cave with plenty of Iron outside of it. The cave is also quite big, filled with more metal and other resources to get you started!

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Seed: 5608735352828856812

  • Spawn: -5,169.
  • Biome: Stoney Peaks.

This seed will spawn you right on the side of a giant mountain, so watch your step! However, there’s plenty of Iron ore and Coal for you to collect, both inside and on top of the Stoney Peaks. The only downside is that you’ll have to travel a little bit to find some wood to get going.

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Seed: -3613420812665321695

  • Spawn: 21,63.
  • Biome: Plains.

At first glance, this MC seed might look like nothing special. You’ll quickly notice that you’ve spawned right next to a village that has multiple ravines around it. The village will provide you with tools and resources that you can use right away to explore the ravines and grab all those precious materials, like Iron.

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Seed: 597490241745128659

  • Spawn:-38, 74.
  • Biome: Forest.
  • Cave: -64, 82.
  • Watchtower: -152, 103.

With this seed, you’ll spawn in the middle of a forest. However, just as few blocks away, you’ll find a massive cave in the ground with plenty of iron at the entrance. Another highlight of this world is that there’s a Watchtower right next to the cave.

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Seed: 8558586801590466399

  • Spawn: 9, 93.
  • Biome: Savanna.

Here, you’ll spawn right next to some houses in a village. This is always great for getting tools and resources without having to punch down a single tree. However, right behind the houses is a cave, ripe for exploring and filled with Iron ore.

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Seed: 4401407576582254956

  • Spawn: 50, 50.
  • Biomes: Forest, Mountain.
  • Cave: -133, 140.

In this world, you’ll spawn in a forest, perfect for getting your beginning gear. In the distance, you’ll notice a Snowy Mountain with a big cave on the side of it. There’s a nice waterfall that you can use to safely go down to the depths of the cave.

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Seed: 5636173029472278327

  • Spawn: 110, -250.
  • Biome: Plains.
  • Village: 209, 110.

There’s another village close to spawn in this Minecraft seed. What makes this world perfect for mining Iron is that there’s a ravine going through the middle of the village! Just be careful walking through it, or you’ll fall. If you want to explore right away, I recommend going to the farm next to the ravine and using the water to make a waterfall to safely go up and down the cliffside.

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Seed: -1895276179

  • Spawn: 1, 89.
  • Spawn Biome: Forest.
  • Cave Coordinates: -31, 71.

Like other seeds on this list, you’ll spawn really close to a giant cave. You’ll also be surrounded by a lot of trees so you can make your Crafting Table and pickaxe right away so you can grab that sweet Iron ore.

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Seed: -2536318436690315309

  • Spawn: 3, 75.
  • Spawn Biome: Forest.
  • Stony shore: -69, 104.

If you don’t feel like going into caves because they’re dangerous, this seed has plenty of Iron ore to mine right on the surface. You can get all the Iron and coal you need to start off right in the middle of the day, not having to worry about dangerous mobs chasing after you.

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Seed: 6498999856499601911

  • Spawn: -85, 64.
  • Spawn Biome: Forest.
  • Exposed Iron: -133, 87.

Just like the last seed, this one has Iron exposed on the surface. So no caves or climbing mountains is required. What I like most about this seed is out in the distance you can see a cliff with some lava coming down the side of it. So you can use the iron to pick up that lava as soon as you start!

Those are the top 10 best seeds for mining Iron in Minecraft. For more tips and guides, check out our dedicated MC guides hub for topics like how to find Slime Chunks without seeds and the best island seeds.

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Antonio is a Writer at GameSkinny. He obtained his Bachelor's in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He's been a lifelong gamer and doesn't remember a time when his life didn't revolve around video games. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, he's spent countless hours playing all of their franchises, mostly Zelda and Xenoblade Chronicles. However, his love for RPGs stands above the rest.