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. They are used to craft daylight sensors and redstone comparators.
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.
0.13.0 build 1 Nether quartz is now used to craft daylight sensors.
Console Edition
TU14 Added nether quartz.

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