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Andesite

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Andesite
Andesite JE3 BE2.png
Polished Andesite JE2 BE2.png
Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

30

Tool

Renewable

Andesite: No
Polished Andesite: Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Drops

Itself

Data values
Andesite
dec: 15 hex: 15 bin: 15
Polished Andesite
dec: 16 hex: 16 bin: 16
Namespaced ID

See § Data values

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Andesite is one of the three special stone variants that you'll find in Minecraft, alongside granite and diorite. All three were added at the same time in snapshot 14w02a back in 2014. They generate in place of stone underground below y-level 80, in veins of similar shape and size to gravel and dirt, but as well as looking underground, you'll occasionally find andesite exposed to the surface in extreme hills biomes. Igloo basements and woodland mansions have a few blocks too.

Duncan Geere[1]

Andesite is a type of igneous rock.

Polished andesite is the polished version of andesite.

Occurence[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

One block of polished andesite can be found in igloo basements. Polished andesite can also be found in the "nature", "blacksmith", and "large jail" rooms of woodland mansions.

Andesite generates naturally in coral reefs, replacing some coral as part of coral crusts.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Mineral veins[edit]

Andesite can generate in the Overworld in the form of mineral veins. Andesite attempts to generate 10 times per chunk in veins of size 33, from altitudes 0 to 80, in all biomes.

Obtaining[edit]

Andesite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Andesite
Polished Andesite
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Andesite Diorite +
Cobblestone

2
Polished Andesite Andesite

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Polished Andesite Andesite

Trading[edit]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 13 chance to sell 4 polished andesite for one emerald as part of their trades.‌[Java Edition only]

Apprentice-level stone mason villagers have a 25% chance to sell 4 polished andesite for one emerald as part of their trades.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Usage[edit]

Andesite is currently used only for decoration. It has the same blast resistance as stone, meaning it can be used as a substitute for stone when building.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Slab
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Andesite Stairs or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Andesite Wall Andesite
Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +
Andesite or
Polished Andesite

[Legacy Console Edition only]
Stonecutter Iron Ingot +
Andesite or
Polished Andesite

Stonecutter
[Bedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only].

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Andesite Slab or
Andesite Stairs or
Andesite Wall or
Polished Andesite or
Polished Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Andesite
Polished Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Polished Andesite

Trading[edit]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 13 chance to buy 16 andesite for an emerald.

Sounds[edit]

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.stone.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.stone.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.stone.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.stone.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.stone.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Andesite andesite
Polished Andesite polished_andesite

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Andesite stone 1

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, andesite uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 Stone
1 Granite
2 Polished Granite
3 Diorite
4 Polished Diorite
5 Andesite
6 Polished Andesite

Block states[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, andesite uses the following block states:

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_typestone stoneStone
graniteGranite
granite_smoothPolished Granite
dioriteDiorite
diorite_smoothPolished Diorite
andesiteAndesite
andesite_smoothPolished Andesite

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.814w02aAndesite JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite JE1 BE1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
14w33aAndesite and polished andesite can now no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
1.915w44aOne block of polished andesite can now be found in igloo basements.
1.1116w39aPolished andesite now generates in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the stone ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 5 and 6.
July 11, 2018Andesite (Texture Update pre-release 1).png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated andesite texture.
1.1418w43aAndesite JE2.png The texture of andesite has now been changed.
18w44aAndesite JE3 BE2.png Polished Andesite JE2 BE2.png The textures of andesite and polished andesite have now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Andesite JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite JE1 BE1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Polished andesite now generates in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Andesite can now generate as part of the coral crust.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Polished andesite can now be used to craft polished andesite stairs and slabs.
Andesite can now be used to craft andesite stairs, slabs and walls.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.316-21 andesite can now be sold to stone mason villagers.
4 polished andesite can now be obtained via trading with stone mason villagers for 1-2 emeralds.
Andesite JE3 BE2.png Polished Andesite JE2 BE2.png The textures of andesite and polished andesite have now been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has now been changed, journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 13 chance to sell polished andesite for one emerald, and a 13 chance to buy 16 andesite as part of their trades.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.3Trading has now been changed again, apprentice-level stone mason villagers now have a 25% chance to sell polished andesite.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Andesite JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite JE1 BE1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Andesite JE3 BE2.png Polished Andesite JE2 BE2.png The textures of andesite and polished andesite have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Andesite JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite JE1 BE1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Andesite" or "Polished Andesite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • In real life, andesite is an extrusive igneous rock, meaning that it is formed from magma (thus igneous) that had flowed out to the surface (thus extrusive) as lava and cooled down.
  • Andesite's intrusive counterpart is diorite, meaning that diorite and andesite are made of the same materials but diorite formed inside the earth instead of flowing out.
    • In other words, andesite is rock formed from cooled lava, and diorite is rock formed from cooled magma.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Block of the Week: Andesite" – Minecraft.net, January 5, 2018