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Glowstone Dust is obtained by mining glowstone blocks, which are only found in the Nether (or acquired through trading). Glowstone blocks drop 2–4 pieces of dust. Using a tool with a fortune enchantment will increase the amount of dust dropped, but it will never exceed 4. Glowstone dust can also be dropped by Witches.
In the Xbox 360 Edition, Blazes drop 0–2 Glowstone Dust.
In Pocket Edition, glowstone dust can be obtained by creating and activating the nether reactor, which drops enough dust for around usually 15 glowstone blocks. Glowstone blocks can be crafted with the PE crafting table and does not require the stonecutter.
 From blocks of glowstone
When broken using anything other than a Silk Touch-enchanted tool, a block of glowstone will drop 2–4 glowstone dust. A Fortune enchantment increases the chances of higher drops, but even then, the maximum drop is 4 pieces of glowstone dust.
 From witches
A witch may drop up to 6 pieces of glowstone dust upon death.
 From blazes
 As a crafting ingredient
(forms Sparkle effect)
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 As a brewing ingredient
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|1.2.0||Glowstone dust introduced.|
|1.6.6||The crafting recipe for glowstone blocks was changed from nine units of glowstone dust to four.|
|1.4.2||Witches may now drop Glowstone Dust.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Glowstone Dust can be used to craft a Firework Star with a twinkle effect.|
- In the code, Glowstone Dust is referenced as "lightStoneDust" (formerly "yellowdust").
- In the 1.5 texture folder, Glowstone dust is named "yellowDust.png"
- The icon for Glowstone Dust is a recolored version of the Redstone icon. Sugar and Gunpowder, while similar in shape, have other changes.
- On the Xbox 360 Edition, since TU9, glowstone dust has been dropped by blazes.
- It's possible to get glowstone dust without even entering The Nether, as witches can drop it.
Two units of glowstone dust, dropped on Netherrack.