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Netherrack
Netherrack.png
Netherrack
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2

Hardness

0.4

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

No
Yes in Console and Pocket Edition

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No
(burns indefinitely when manually ignited)

First appearance

Alpha 1.2.0

Experience

Smelted: 0.1

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 87 hex: 57 bin: 1010111

Name

netherrack

Netherrack (formerly known as Netherstone[1]) is a rock-like block.

Obtaining[edit]

Netherrack can only be collected with a pickaxe.

Block Hardness Tool Breaking time (seconds)
Hand Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Golden Shears Sword

Netherrack
0.4
2 0.3 0.15 0.1 0.075 0.05

Natural generation[edit]

Netherrack makes up most of the Nether's terrain.

Usage[edit]

When netherrack's top is lit on fire, it burns infinitely.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe

Nether Brick (item)

Netherrack +
Any fuel

Netherrack Grid layout Furnace Progress.png Nether Brick (item)
Grid layout Fire.png
CoalCharcoalOak WoodOak Wood Planks

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Alpha
1.2.0 Added netherrack, originally called bloodstone.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre5 Minor changes to Netherrack texture. Previous texture: Netherrack-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png
1.5 13w01a Netherrack can now be smelted into a Nether Brick item, which are used to craft a Nether Brick block, just like clay can become normal bricks
13w02a Netherrack now uses the hellrock.png texture in texture packs.
1.8 14w27b Netherrack's texture now rotates randomly, making the Nether look more natural.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0 Added netherrack.
0.7.0 When fire was added, Netherrack was still nonflammable (bug).
0.7.1 Netherrack is now flammable.
Console Edition
TU1 Added netherrack.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Netherrack" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Netherrack can be destroyed by hand in 2 seconds, making it the stone which can be destroyed in the least amount of time.
  • Netherrack can be mined in 50 milliseconds with a golden pickaxe (or a diamond pickaxe enchanted with any level of efficiency). However, there is a .25 second delay between mining blocks.
  • In the game code, it is referenced as "hellrock".

See also[edit]

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