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Block of Coal
Block of Coal.png
Block of Coal
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Hardness

5

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes

First appearance

1.6.1 (13w18a)

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 173 hex: AD bin: 10101101

Name

coal_block

The Block of Coal (also known as Coal Block) is a mineral block that can also be used as a fuel.

Obtaining[edit]

Blocks of coal can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Block Hardness Tool Breaking time (seconds)
Hand Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Golden Shears Sword

Block of Coal
5
25 3.75 1.875 1.25 0.9375 0.625

Crafting[edit]

Blocks of coal can only be crafted with regular coal, not charcoal. It is crafted in the same way as other mineral blocks.

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Coal

Coal Coal Coal Grid layout Arrow (small).png Block of Coal
Coal Coal Coal
Coal Coal Coal

Usage[edit]

Blocks of coal are often used to store coals in a compact fashion, or otherwise used as a fairly cheap construction block.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Coal

Block of Coal




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Coal9

Block of Coal



Fuel[edit]

Blocks of coal can be used as fuel in a furnace. One block of coal smelts 80 items, which is more than the smelting time of the 9 coal items used to craft it.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Official release
1.6.1 13w18a Block of Coal 13w18a.png Added block of coal. Smelting time was 720 seconds.
13w18c Smelting time was changed to 800 seconds.
13w19a Block of Coal.png The texture was changed. Blocks of coal are now flammable.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Added block of coal.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Block of Coal" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Cannot be crafted using charcoal due to logical issues with crafting and destroying.[1]
  • Blocks of coal cannot be used as fuel for the minecart with furnace.
  • A full stack of Coal Blocks should smelt for 14.2 hours – over 42 Minecraft days.
    • That is a little over fifty times as many items as a bucket of lava.
    • However, you will need 576 coal to do this.

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