Edhelvir ore is a semi-rare ore exclusive to Lothlórien, Lindon, Rivendell, and Rivendell Hills. It can be found, underground, in these places below layer 48. Its name is derived from the Sindarin word for the race of the Elves, Edhel (Pronounced Eðel), and the word for jewel, mir. It is translated as 'Elven jewel'.
Edhelvir ore is recognisable by its bright blue colour and glimmering appearance.
Mining it gives the achievement "Glittering Depths".
A pickaxe of at least iron or equivalent strength is required to mine this ore.
When broken, the ore drops one Edhelvir, which has a variety of uses from crafting items to creating Elven portals. They can also be alloyed with iron ore in a Dwarven forge to produce Galvorn ingots. Additionally, they can be used in the creation of an Edhelvir block.
In the renewed version only, Edhelvir can also spawn in groups of crystals underground. These drop one Edhelvir when mined with an iron pickaxe or better and can be collected in crystal form with a Silken pickaxe. These crystals also give off a moderate amount of light.
The chance of a vein to generate in any layer below y=48 is 6 per chunk. The maximum vein size is 6 ore blocks. For reference: The chance of Glowstone ore vein generation in the Iron Hills, Erebor, and the Red Mountains is equivalent to 8 veins of maximum 4 ore blocks per chunk in the same layers.