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[edit]Cobblestone
Cobblestone.png
Cobblestone
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Hardness

2

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

Foundation Version (May 10, 2009)

Experience

Smelted: 0.1

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 4 hex: 4 bin: 100

Name

cobblestone

Cobblestone is a common block, used for crafting many tools and items. Its texture resembles an uneven, roughly paved surface. It is obtained by mining stone, and apart from tools, it is commonly used to create constructions with medieval appearance such as castles, towers and roads. Silverfish have the ability to enter and hide in cobblestone (along with stone and stone bricks). There is also a mossy variant of cobblestone, known as moss stone.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

[edit] Natural occurrence

Cobblestone occurs naturally in dungeons, strongholds (although in scarce quantities) , villages, Jungle Temples, or when water and flowing lava come into contact (which allows for infinite cobblestone generators to be made). However, if the lava flows on top of the water from above, stone will be created instead.

[edit] Mining

While it does occur naturally (and can be mined normally with a pickaxe), most cobblestone is obtained by mining stone with any kind of pickaxe (but not one with the silk touch enchantment). Cobblestone takes slightly longer to mine than normal stone, and there is an alternative version of the block known as moss stone.

[edit] Generating

Another way of acquiring cobblestone is using a cobblestone generator, based on the controlled meeting of water and lava. More details are available at the tutorial for Cobblestone farming.

[edit] Usage

Room of cobblestone.

Cobblestone is a basic building block, required for the crafting of many essential tools and items.

Cobblestone is required to craft furnaces, cobblestone slabs, stone stairs, stone tools and weapons, levers, pistons, dispensers, cobblestone walls, brewing stands and droppers. Because of its fair blast resistance, immunity to Enderman griefing, and the abundance of stone, cobblestone is a very commonly-used building material. Cobblestone can be smelted back into smooth stone in a furnace.

Stone tools are easy to craft and widely available early in the game. However, they possess the lowest enchantability of all tool sets, surpassed even by wooden tools. Even after iron is available, stone tools and swords are cheap to the point of being "disposable". Thus they are useful for many tasks where more expensive tools would be used up in short order. Some examples include experience farms, tilling farmland, mining, or wood farms.

Cobblestone, moss stone, and Netherrack can be used for navigation, even underground, because they always orient themselves in the same direction when placed.

[edit] As a smelting ingredient

Example of a building made with cobblestone, this one being church in NPC village.
Name Ingredients Smelting recipe

Stone

Cobblestone +
Any fuel

Cobblestone Grid layout Furnace Progress.png Stone
Grid layout Fire.png
CoalCharcoalOak WoodOak Wood Planks

[edit] As a crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Andesite
(1.8)

Diorite +
Cobblestone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Andesite2
Diorite Cobblestone



Grid layout Shapeless.png

Stone Axe

Cobblestone +
Stick

Cobblestone Cobblestone
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Stone Axe
Cobblestone Stick

Stick

Brewing Stand

Cobblestone +
Blaze Rod




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Brewing Stand

Blaze Rod
Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone

Cobblestone Wall

Cobblestone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Cobblestone Wall6
Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone
Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone

Diorite
(1.8)

Nether Quartz +
Cobblestone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diorite2
Cobblestone Nether Quartz
Nether Quartz Cobblestone

Dispenser

Cobblestone +
Redstone +
Bow

Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Dispenser
Cobblestone Bow Cobblestone
Cobblestone Redstone Cobblestone

Dropper

Cobblestone +
Redstone

Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Dropper
Cobblestone
Cobblestone
Cobblestone Redstone Cobblestone

Furnace

Cobblestone

Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Furnace
Cobblestone
Cobblestone
Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone

Stone Hoe

Cobblestone +
Stick

Cobblestone Cobblestone
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Stone Hoe

Stick

Stick

Lever

Stick +
Cobblestone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Lever

Stick

Cobblestone

Moss Stone
(1.8)

Cobblestone +
Vines




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Moss Stone
Cobblestone Vines



Grid layout Shapeless.png

Stone Pickaxe

Cobblestone +
Stick

Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Stone Pickaxe

Stick

Stick

Piston

Cobblestone +
Redstone +
Any Wood Planks +
Iron Ingot

Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Grid layout Arrow (small).png Piston
Cobblestone Iron Ingot Cobblestone
Cobblestone Redstone Cobblestone

Stone Shovel

Stick +
Cobblestone


Cobblestone
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Stone Shovel

Stick

Stick

Cobblestone Slab

Cobblestone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Cobblestone Slab6
Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone



Cobblestone Stairs

Cobblestone



Cobblestone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Cobblestone Stairs4

Cobblestone Cobblestone
Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone

Stonecutter

Cobblestone

Cobblestone Cobblestone
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Stonecutter
Cobblestone Cobblestone



Stone Sword

Cobblestone +
Stick


Cobblestone
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Stone Sword

Cobblestone

Stick

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[edit] History

original Minecraft logo.
Pre-classic
rd-132211 Cobblestone was the first block added to Minecraft, followed by grass.
Cobblestone started out with this texture: Cobblestone-Pre0.0.9a.png which looks very similar to the pre-Beta 1.7 one, but with less detail.
Because of its dark color it was often used in pixel art to represent darker colors until other darker blocks, like black wool and obsidian appeared.
Cobblestone was used for the original logo for the game's official website and for the original Minecraft text on the main menu.
rd-160052 The texture was changed to look a bit smoother: Cobblestone-Classic.png
Classic
0.0.14a The cobblestone texture was changed to a more detailed version: Cobblestone-Pre Beta 1.7.png
0.0.19a Cobblestone was removed due to lack of room in the UI.
0.0.20 Cobblestone was re-added again.
Infdev
June 17, 2010 Cobblestone is created when flowing water collides with flowing lava, making Cobblestone Generators possible.
Seecret Friday 2 Cobblestone can be found in dungeon along with Moss stone.
Beta
1.3 Cobblestone is no longer used to craft Stone Slabs.
1.7 The cobblestone texture was changed to Cobblestone.png which is lighter and a little smoother.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added cobblestone.
0.9.0 build 1 Cobblestone now naturally spawns in dungeons and villages.
Console Edition
TU1 Added cobblestone.
TU3 The cobblestone texture was changed to Cobblestone.png.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added cobblestone.

[edit] Issues

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[edit] Trivia

  • In the code, cobblestone is named "stonebrick", while stone bricks are named "stonebricksmooth".
  • Cobblestone is resistant to Ghast fireballs, making it useful for guarding portals.
  • The original texture came from one of Notch's abandoned projects called RubyDung.
    • The current cobblestone texture came from swapping the top and bottom halves of the third texture, then brightening it.
  • Cobblestone was the very first block added in Minecraft, but its data value is 4.
  • Cobblestone tools are named stone tools, not cobblestone tools. Also, you can't craft stone tools with normal stone.
  • If you invert cobblestone's color, it will look like End Stone.