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Polished Andesite.png




Blast resistance






Yes, 64





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

See Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png 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.


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

Block Andesite
Polished Andesite
Hardness 1.5
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.

Natural generation[edit]

Regular andesite generates anywhere underground in rich seams, in an identical way to the other two stone types, as well as gravel and underground dirt. It is most commonly exposed to the surface in mountains biomes but can also be found regularly in other biomes.

One block of polished andesite can be found in igloo basements. Blocks of 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.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Andesite Diorite +

Polished Andesite Andesite


Andesite is currently only used 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
Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
Andesite or
Polished Andesite

Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]
Smooth Stone Slab Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Can use stone, andesite, polished andesite, granite, polished granite, diorite and polished diorite interchangeably.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block ID Name
Andesite andesite
Polished Andesite polished_andesite

Bedrock Edition:

Block ID Name Numeral ID
Andesite stone 1

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

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



Java Edition
1.8 14w02a Andesite.pngPolished Andesite.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
14w33a Andesite and polished andesite can now no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
1.9 15w44a One block of polished andesite can now be found in igloo basements.
1.11 16w39a Polished andesite will now generate in woodland mansions.
1.13 17w47a The 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 Revision -3.png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated andesite texture.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Andesite TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Andesite's texture has now been changed.
18w44a Andesite TextureUpdate.png Andesite's texture has now been changed, once again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Andesite.pngPolished Andesite.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
Pocket Edition
1.1 alpha Polished andesite will now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta Andesite can now generate as part of the coral crust.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.9 beta Polished andesite can now be now used to craft polished andesite stairs and slabs.
Andesite can now be used to craft andesite stairs, slabs and walls.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Andesite.pngPolished Andesite.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added andesite and polished andesite.


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


  • 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.


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