|Catches fire from lava||
|This page describes content that may be included in a future update.|
These features have appeared in development versions, but the full update containing these features has not been released yet.
Polished basalt is the polished version of basalt.
Basalt drops as an item if mined by any pickaxe. If mined by any other tool, it drops nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Basalt is currently used only for decoration. Like blocks such as logs and quartz pillars, basalt can face either horizontally or vertically depending on how they are placed; they face in the direction of the surface they are placed on.
Basalt cannot be destroyed by Ghast fireballs due to its blast resistance. Combined with its easy generation, basalt is an excellent material for building bridges and shelters in the nether. It’s even possible to automate the building with a flying machine.
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|axis||The basalt is oriented east–west.|
|The basalt is oriented vertically.|
|The basalt is oriented north–south.|
|January 12, 2014||On Reddit, Jeb says that he was considering adding basalt, but did not want to add yet another black block.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|20w12a||Added polished basalt.|
|Polished basalt can currently be obtained only by smelting the normal basalt block.|
|20w13a||Basalt can now be formed when lava flows over soul soil next to blue ice, making it renewable.|
|Basalt can no longer be smelted into polished basalt.|
|Polished basalt can now be obtained by crafting 4 blocks of basalt in a 2×2 grid or stonecutting it, similar to other polished stones.|
|20w15a||Added the Basalt Deltas, a biome in which basalt is abundant.|
|20w16a||Basalt and polished basalt now generate as part of bastion remnants.|
|Basalt can now generate as part of ruined portals.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.16.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Added basalt and polished basalt.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Basalt can now be formed when lava flows over soul soil next to blue ice, making it renewable.|
|Added the Basalt Deltas, a biome in which basalt is abundant.|
|Basalt and polished basalt now generate as part of bastion remnants.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||Crafting polished Basalt now gives the correct amount of blocks in return.|
|Polished basalt can now be crafted using a stonecutter.|