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Nether Quartz Ore
Nether Quartz Ore.png
Nether Quartz Ore
Type

Solid Block

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
Data value

dec: 153 hex: 99 bin: 10011001

Name

quartz_ore

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

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

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.

Block
Nether Quartz Ore
Hardness 3
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 15
Wooden 2.25
Stone 1.15
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.6
Golden 0.4
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Nether quartz is about as abundant as iron is in the Overworld, and is found between layers 7-117. There is an average of roughly 79 ores per chunk.

Usage[edit | edit source]

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 possible yields by 1 per level (up to 4 with level 3.)

Smelting ingredient[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.5 13w01a Added nether quartz ore.
13w01b Nether quartz ore can now be smelted in a furnace to make nether quartz.
Upcoming Pocket Edition
0.12.1 build 1 Added nether quartz ore.
Console Edition
TU14 Added nether quartz ore.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 quartz block and netherrack combined.

Gallery[edit | edit source]