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[edit]Granite
Granite Block.png
Polished Granite.png
GranitePolished Granite
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 appearance

1.8 (14w02a)

Drops

Itself

Data values
Granite
dec: 11 hex: 11 bin: 11
Polished Granite
dec: 12 hex: 12 bin: 12
Name

stone


Granite is a type of igneous rock.


Polished granite is the polished version of granite.

Obtaining[edit]

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

Natural generation[edit]

Regular granite 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 regularly in other biomes.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Granite

Diorite +
Nether Quartz




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



Grid layout Shapeless.png

Polished Granite

Granite




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Polished Granite4
Granite Granite
Granite Granite

Pocket Edition only[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Polished Granite




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

Usage[edit]

Granite 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.

Data values[edit]

DV Description

0 Stone

1 Granite

2 Polished Granite

3 Diorite

4 Polished Diorite

5 Andesite

6 Polished Andesite

Video[edit]

Note: The video states that unlike the other stone types, you can't make stone slabs from polished granite. This is outdated as that functionality was removed during the 1.8 snapshots.

History[edit]

Official release
1.8 December 18, 2013 Jeb posts the first images of granite and polished granite.
14w02a Added granite and polished granite.
14w33a Granite and polished granite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added granite and polished granite.

Issues[edit]

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Trivia[edit]

  • In real life, granite is an igneous rock consisting of quartz, mica and feldspar. Granite has different colors from gray to distinctive pink. The word "granite" comes from the Latin term granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a crystalline rock. The pink granite in Minecraft reflected to its real life counterpart that has alkali feldspar in its composition.

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