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Granite
Granite Block.png
Polished Granite.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
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 | edit source]

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

Block
Granite


Polished Granite
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 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 | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Granite

Diorite +
Nether Quartz













Polished Granite

Granite

Usage[edit | edit source]

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.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Stone Bricks

Polished Granite

Pocket Edition only; requires stonecutter

Data values[edit | edit source]

Granite has the ID name minecraft:stone, which it shares with stone, andesite, and diorite, differentiated by its block data. Granite 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 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 | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]