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Diorite
Diorite.png
Polished Diorite.png
DioritePolished Diorite
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

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
PC

1.8

Pocket Edition

0.9.0

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]

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

Block
Diorite
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time (seconds)
Hand 7.5
Wooden 1.125
Stone 0.5625
Iron 0.375
Diamond 0.2813
Golden 0.1875

Natural generation[edit]

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]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Diorite

Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz




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

Polished Diorite

Diorite




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Polished Diorite4
Diorite Diorite
Diorite Diorite

Usage[edit]

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]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Andesite

Diorite +
Cobblestone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Andesite2
Diorite Cobblestone



Grid layout Shapeless.png

Granite

Diorite +
Nether Quartz




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Granite
Diorite Nether Quartz



Grid layout Shapeless.png

Stone Bricks

Polished Diorite




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Stone Bricks4
Polished Diorite Polished Diorite
Polished Diorite Polished Diorite

Pocket Edition only

Data values[edit]

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]

DV Description

0 Stone

1 Granite

2 Polished Granite

3 Diorite

4 Polished Diorite

5 Andesite

6 Polished Andesite

Block state[edit]

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]

Note: The video states that diorite and polished diorite can be used to craft stone slabs. This is outdated as that functionality was removed during the 1.8 snapshots.

History[edit]

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]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • In real life, diorite is an intrusive igneous rock composed mainly of feldspar and small amounts of quartz and other minerals. It is an extremely hard rock and difficult to carve grand work with. Its extrusive equivalent is andesite.

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