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Diorite
Diorite.png
Polished Diorite.png


Type

Solid Block

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Hardness

1.5

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes, 64

Flammable

No

First appearances

See History

Drops

itself

Data values
Diorite
dec: 13 hex: 13 bin: 13
Polished Diorite
dec: 14 hex: 14 bin: 14
Name

stone


Diorite is a type of igneous rock.


Polished Diorite is the polished version of diorite.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Diorite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Block
Diorite


Polished Diorite
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Regular diorite generates anywhere underground in rich seams, in an identical way to the other two stone types, as well as gravel and underground dirt. It is most commonly exposed to the surface in Extreme Hills biomes but can also be found commonly in other biomes.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Diorite

Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz












2

Polished Diorite

Diorite

Usage[edit | edit source]

Diorite is currently only used for decoration. It has the same blast resistance as stone, meaning it can be used as a substitute for stone when building.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Andesite

Diorite +
Cobblestone

Granite

Diorite +
Nether Quartz













Stone Bricks

Polished Diorite

Pocket Edition only; requires stonecutter

Data values[edit | edit source]

Diorite has the ID name minecraft:stone, which it shares with stone, andesite, and granite, differentiated by its block data. Diorite also has a block state which is expected to replace the functionality of block data in a future version.

Block data[edit | edit source]

DV Description

0 Stone

1 Granite

2 Polished Granite

3 Diorite

4 Polished Diorite

5 Andesite

6 Polished Andesite

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 variant
stone
Stone
granite
Granite
smooth_granite
Polished Granite
diorite
Diorite
smooth_diorite
Polished Diorite
andesite
Andesite
smooth_andesite
Polished Andesite

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.8 14w02a Added diorite and polished diorite.
14w33a Diorite and polished diorite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added diorite and polished diorite.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to "Diorite" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In real life, diorite is an intrusive igneous rock, meaning that it is formed from magma (thus igneous) that has cooled and turned into rock below the surface of the earth (thus intrusive).
  • Diorite's extrusive equivalent is andesite, meaning that andesite and diorite are made of the same minerals but andesite rocks formed outside the earth instead.
  • In other words, diorite is rock formed from cooled magma, and andesite is rock formed from cooled lava.
  • Diorite is composed mainly of feldspar and small amounts of quartz and other minerals. It is an extremely hard rock and difficult to carve and work with.

Gallery[edit | edit source]