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Andesite

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Andesite
Andesite.png
Polished Andesite.png
Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

30

Tool

Renewable

Andesite: No
Polished Andesite: Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

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

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.

Obtaining[edit]

Andesite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop 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.

Natural generation[edit]

Regular andesite generates anywhere underground in rich seams in vein up to 33 andesite and can generate up to layer 80, 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. 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]

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 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 Andesite
Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +
Andesite or
Polished Andesite

[Legacy Console Edition 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.

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 Revision 1.pngPolished Andesite Revision 1.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 will now generate 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 Revision -3.png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated andesite texture.
1.1418w43aAndesite TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Andesite's texture has now been changed.
18w44aAndesite TextureUpdate.pngPolished andesite TextureUpdate.png Andesite and polished andesite's texture has now been changed, once again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Andesite Revision 1.pngPolished Andesite Revision 1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Polished andesite will now generate 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 TextureUpdate.pngPolished andesite TextureUpdate.png Andesite and polished andesite's texture has now been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has 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 changed again, apprentice-level stone mason villagers now have a 25% chance to sell polished andesite.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Andesite Revision 1.pngPolished Andesite Revision 1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Andesite TextureUpdate.pngPolished andesite TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of andesite and polished andesite.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Andesite Revision 1.pngPolished Andesite Revision 1.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