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Dirt
Dirt.png
Coarse Dirt.png
DirtCoarse Dirt
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2.5

Hardness

0.5

Tool

This block can be broken with any tool, but a shovel is the quickest

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances
Dirt
Pre-classic rd-160052
Coarse Dirt
1.8 (14w25a)
Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 03 hex: 3 bin: 11

Name

dirt


Dirt is a basic block found abundantly in the Overworld.


Coarse Dirt is a variation of dirt that will not grow grass.

Obtaining[edit]

Dirt will drop as an item when broken with any tool or by hand, but a shovel is the fastest way to break it.

Block Hardness Tool Breaking time (seconds)
Hand Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Golden Shears Sword

Dirt
0.5
0.75 0.375 0.1875 0.125 0.0938 0.0625

Natural generation[edit]

Dirt is found at any altitude, and comprises the majority of the upper terrain layers in most overworld biomes.

There are approximately 1,850 dirt per chunk in Plains, Forest, Tundra, Jungle, and Extreme Hills biomes. There can be as many as 3,000 in chunks with high mountains. Dirt also generates naturally in the butcher's shop in villages.

Coarse dirt can be found in Mega Taiga, Mesa and Savanna biomes.

Dirt based blocks[edit]

When grass, mycelium, or podzol are broken using a tool that is not enchanted with silk touch, it will drop dirt.

Farmland will drop dirt when broken. It will also turn into dirt if either a mob jumps on it, or if nothing is planted on it and it is not within four blocks of water.

Coarse dirt can be tilled to become dirt.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Coarse Dirt

Dirt +
Gravel




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Coarse Dirt4
Dirt Gravel
Gravel Dirt

Usage[edit]

Dirt's primary use is for farming, but it can also be used as a highly available building block.

Farming[edit]

Dirt and coarse dirt have the ability to grow saplings, sugar canes, and mushrooms, which can be planted directly in dirt under appropriate conditions.

Using a hoe on dirt will turn it into farmland, enabling wheat seeds, pumpkin seeds, melon seeds, potatoes, and carrots to be planted on it. If you use a hoe on coarse dirt, it will turn into dirt instead.

Grass and mycelium spreading[edit]

See also: Grass

When a dirt block is adjacent to a grass block and is exposed to a light level of at least 4, it will eventually be converted into a grass block at random intervals.

Mycelium spreads in similar fashion, but requires a light level of at least 9.

Neither mycelium nor grass will spread onto coarse dirt.

Data values[edit]

Dirt has only one possible tile name: minecraft:dirt, which it shares with Podzol. The tile data field defines which block is displayed.

Block data[edit]

DV Description

0 Dirt

1 Coarse Dirt

2 Podzol

Block states[edit]

Name Value Description

 snowy
true
false
If true, this block has snow on top.

 variant
dirt
Dirt
coarse_dirt
Coarse Dirt
podzol
Podzol

Videos[edit]

History[edit]

Pre-classic
rd-160052 Dirt-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png Dirt was added. Grass would grow on dirt when under light.
Indev
February 6, 2010 Dirt can now be tilled with a hoe into farmland.
Infdev
June 17, 2010 Dirt is now generated naturally underground, along with gravel, for more varied caves.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre1 Mycelium is introduced and now spreads to dirt.
Beta 1.9-pre5 Dirt.png The texture was changed, having a very slightly different arrangement of grains around the sides.
1.4.2 12w38a Dirt was given new sounds for being placed and walked upon.
1.7.2 13w36a A "grassless dirt" variant was added that grass would not spread onto. Its Block ID was minecraft:dirt/1.
1.8 June 11, 2014 Ryan Holtz revealed a new coarse dirt block, including its crafting recipe. "This will be a transparent switch-over in terms of world generation, as the coarse dirt block uses the same block ID and data value as the original grassless dirt block. As a result, even old worlds with the grassless dirt blocks should have them seamlessly change over to coarse dirt."
14w25a Added coarse dirt as a craftable and visually distinct replacement for 'grassless dirt'. Its Block ID is still minecraft:dirt/1. It could be tilled with a hoe into farmland.
14w27b Dirt's textures now rotate randomly due to the addition of arrays to the block model format.
14w32a Coarse dirt is now tilled into regular dirt.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Dirt was added.
0.4.0 Dirt can now be hoed into farmland.
0.8.0 The textures on dirt are now randomly rotated.
0.9.0 Grassless dirt and podzol are added.
Console Edition
TU1 Dirt was added.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Dirt was added.

Issues[edit]

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

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