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.

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.
0.12.1 build 1 Nether quartz is no longer available from the Nether reactor and is now available from the Nether.
Console Edition
TU14 Added nether quartz.

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