This page is for the ore. For the item, see coalCoal is a block in Minecraft that drops coal when mined. Coal is very common, and can come in to up to 40 coal per vein! When you mine it, it doesnt drop as the ore (except when you have a silk touch pickaxe, but this is highly ineffiecient), but will drop as the coal item. Coal is way more common than iron.
Coal is found naturally everywhere, and it is common to find it exposed on the side of mountains. 1% of all stone is coal. The most common number of coal in a vein is 18. Nearly all the time, coal leads to more coal diagonally.
Coal Ore: /give /give @p coal_ore