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[edit]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 compact way to store coal, and can be used for decoration and fuel.

As a fuel source, it can smelt 80 items, whereas every coal used one-by-one would only result in 72 items smelted. The block of coal itself is flammable, and burns in much the same manner as hay bales.

Contents

[edit] Crafting

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


[edit] Usage

[edit] As a crafting ingredient

A block of coal can be crafted back into 9 coal items, making it useful as a storage block.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Coal

Block of Coal




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Coal9

Block of Coal



Grid layout Shapeless.png

[edit] As a fuel

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. Note that since only 64 items can fit in the furnace at a time, to prevent wasting fuel you should restock the smelting items before they run out, and empty the output slot before it fills up. Hoppers come in handy for automating this, but be warned: using a hopper to unload a furnace forfeits any experience from the smelting.

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[edit] History

Official release
1.6.1 13w18a Added block of coal.
13w18c Smelting time was changed from 720 to 800 seconds.
13w19a Changed the texture of block of coal from Block of Coal 13w18a.png to Block of Coal.png.
Made blocks of coal flammable.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Added block of coal.

[edit] Issues

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[edit] Trivia

  • Blocks of Coal was originally a recolored Block of Redstone texture, but was later changed to be its own texture.
  • 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 can smelt a little over fifty times as many items as a bucket of lava.
    • However, you will need 576 coal to do this.
  • 31,104 coal is needed to fill a large chest full of coal blocks with 64 blocks in each stack. This would smelt 276,480 items which is 80 large chests.
  • Blocks of Coal are also used decoratively in roads because of their resemblance to asphalt.
  • A full stack of Coal Blocks should smelt for 14.2 hours.

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