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Block of Diamond
Block of Diamond.png

Type

Solid block

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Hardness

5

Tool

An iron pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances

See History

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 57 hex: 39 bin: 111001

Name

diamond_block

Blocks of Diamond (also known as Diamond Blocks) are decorative mineral blocks.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Blocks of diamond can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe.

Block
Block of Diamond
Hardness 5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 25
Wooden 12.5
Stone 6.25
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Golden 2.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Diamond












Usage[edit | edit source]

Blocks of diamond can be used to store diamonds in a compact fashion.

Beacons[edit | edit source]

Blocks of diamond can be used to "power" a beacon. The top layer must be at least 3×3 optional lower layers can be adding as 5×5, 7×7, and 9×9 from top to bottom. The layers do not have to be entirely diamond blocks, as they may also contain blocks of iron, blocks of gold, and blocks of emerald.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Diamond

Block of Diamond

History[edit | edit source]

Indev
0.31 January 29, 2010 Added blocks of diamond. Initially, it was referred to as emerald blocks.
January 30, 2010 Emerald blocks from the previous version is now referred to as diamond blocks.
Alpha
1.2.0 Diamond Block-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png Texture changed. However, the unused sides remained in the terrain.png for a brief time.
Beta
1.2 The unused sides removed from terrain.png.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre5 Block of Diamond.png Texture slightly changed; was given less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.
1.4.2 12w32a Diamond blocks can be used to activate a beacon.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added block of diamond.
Console Edition
TU1 Added block of diamond.
TU1? Now can be used to construct beacon pyramids.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added block of diamond.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One block of diamond and one wooden log is exactly enough to create a 80% set of diamond tools with one or no sticks left over, depending on if you use a sword or a hoe.