Nether Quartz

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Nether Quartz
Nether Quartz.png


Raw materials






Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 406 hex: 196 bin: 110010110



Nether quartz or simply quartz is a Nether exclusive item.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Mining[edit | edit source]

Nether quartz ore mined using a pickaxe will drop one unit of nether quartz. If the pickaxe is enchanted with fortune, it may drop an extra unit per level of fortune, up to a maximum of 4 with Fortune III. If the pickaxe is enchanted with silk touch, the ore will be dropped.

Nether reactor[edit | edit source]

In Pocket Edition, nether quartz is only obtainable through the nether reactor.

Smelting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Smelting recipe

Nether Quartz Ore +
Any fuel

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe


Nether Quartz +

Daylight Sensor

Any Wood Slab +
Glass +
Nether Quartz

Redstone Comparator

Stone +
Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz


Diorite +
Nether Quartz

Block of Quartz

Nether Quartz

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.5 13w01a Added nether quartz.
13w01b Fixed nether quartz not being obtained when smelting nether quartz ore in a furnace.
January 4, 2013 Jeb tweeted that Nether Quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.[1]
January 7, 2013 Jeb tweeted a picture of some Block of Quartz tests potentially being replacements for the lack of limestone/marble in the game.[2]
13w02a Added block of quartz, crafted with nether quartz.
1.8 14w02a Nether quartz can be used to craft granite and diorite.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0 Added nether quartz.
Console Edition
TU14 Added nether quartz.

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