Block of Quartz

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Block of Quartz
Block of Quartz.pngBlock of Chiseled Nether Quartz.pngBlock of Lines Nether Quartz.png


Solid Block







Blast resistance








Yes (64)



First appearances

See History



Data value

dec: 155 hex: 9B bin: 10011011



Blocks of quartz (also known as quartz blocks) are mineral blocks that are used only for decoration.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

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

Block of Quartz

Chiseled Quartz Block

Pillar Quartz Block
Hardness 0.8
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 4
Wooden 0.65
Stone 0.35
Iron 0.2
Diamond 0.2
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Block of Quartz

Nether Quartz

Chiseled Quartz Block

Quartz Slab

Pillar Quartz Block

Block of Quartz

Usage[edit | edit source]

The texture for the pillar quartz block can be placed sideways facing North/South or East/West.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Quartz Stairs

Any Quartz Block

Quartz Slab

Any Quartz Block

Data values[edit | edit source]

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values
DV Description

0 Block of Quartz

1 Chiseled Quartz Block

2 Pillar Quartz Block (vertical)

3 Pillar Quartz Block (north-south)

4 Pillar Quartz Block (east-west)

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

Block of Quartz
Chiseled Quartz Block
Pillar Quartz Block (east–west)
Pillar Quartz Block (vertical)
Pillar Quartz Block (north–south)

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.5 January 5, 2013 Jeb tweeted that nether quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.
January 7, 2013 Jeb tweeted the first image about the nether quartz block.
January 9, 2013 Jeb released the textures for snapshot 13w02a early, which included the textures for the nether quartz block. This revealed there would be at least three variants: The standard block, a lines variant, and a chiseled variant. There are 7 textures for the blocks.
13w02a Blocks of quartz were added to the game.
13w03a Pillar quartz blocks can be placed sideways.
1.9 15w47a Pillar quartz block now has 3 block states, lines_x, lines_y and lines_z, where it previously just had 1 state, lines.
Pocket Edition Alpha
January 15, 2013 Jeb tweeted that he would add nether quartz blocks.
0.6.0 Added block of quartz, pillar quartz block, chiseled quartz block and quartz stairs, however only blocks of quartz are craftable in survival
0.7.3 Added quartz slabs. They are craftable in Survival.
0.7.4 Chiseled quartz block and pillar quartz craftable in survival.
0.11.0 build 1 Can now be used to craft quartz stairs.
0.12.1 build 4 Pillar quartz blocks can be placed sideways.
Console Edition
TU14 CU1 1.04 Patch 1 Added block of quartz, pillar quartz block and chiseled quartz block, along with craftable quartz stairs and slabs.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Block of Quartz”, “Quartz Block”, “Chiselled Quartz Block”, or ”Pillar Quartz Block“ are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Because of the low blast resistance of regular quartz blocks, it may be preferable to use two quartz slabs when making fortifications using quartz.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]