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[edit]Nether Quartz Ore
Nether Quartz Ore.png
Nether Quartz Ore
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

15

Hardness

3

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

1.5 (13w01a)

Experience

Mined: 2–5
Smelted: 0.2

Drops

1
Nether Quartz

Data value

dec: 153 hex: 99 bin: 10011001

Name

quartz_ore

Nether Quartz Ore is the only ore available in the Nether.

Obtaining[edit]

The Nether quartz ore block itself (rather than its Nether quartz drops) can be obtained by mining it with a pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment.

Natural generation[edit]

Nether quartz is about as abundant as iron in the Overworld. However, it appears to be more abundant because there are more exposed caves in the Nether compared to caves in the overworld. It can also be found at any layer. There is an average of roughly 79 ores per chunk.

Usage[edit]

Nether quartz ore drops one Nether quartz and 2 to 5 experience when mined with any pickaxe. Mining with a Fortune enchanted pickaxe will increase yields.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe

Nether Quartz

Nether Quartz Ore +
Any fuel

Nether Quartz Ore Grid layout Furnace Progress.png Nether Quartz
Grid layout Fire.png
CoalCharcoalOak WoodOak Wood Planks

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Official release
1.5 13w01a Added Nether quartz ore.
13w01b Nether quartz ore can now be smelted in a furnace to make Nether quartz.
Console Edition
TU14 Added Nether quartz ore.

Issues[edit]

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Trivia[edit]

  • Unlike Netherrack, fire does not burn indefinitely on Nether quartz ore.
  • Nether quartz ore has the same blast resistance as other ores, which is more than the Nether quartz block and Netherrack.

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