Block of Coal
|Catches fire from lava||
A block of coal is a mineral block that can also be used as a fuel.
Blocks of coal can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.
|Block||Block of Coal|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Blocks of coal are often used to store coal in a compact fashion, or otherwise used as a fairly cheap construction block.
|Coal||Block of Coal|
Blocks of coal can be used as fuel in a furnace. One block of coal lasts 800 seconds (16000 ticks), which smelts 80 items. This is ten times the duration of a single piece of coal and 11⁄9 times as efficient (+11.11%) as nine individual pieces of coal- which would only smelt 72 items. This, however, prevents inactive furnace use due to the maximum stack of 64.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Sound||Source[upcoming: BE 1.16.200]||Description||Namespaced ID||Volume||Pitch|
|?||Breaking the block||?||0.8|
|?||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||Mining the block||?||0.5|
|?||?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||Placing the block||?||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Block tags (JE)||Translation key|
|Block of Coal|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Block of Coal|
|April 1, 2013||Added Blocks of Coal to the april fools update, Minecraft 2.0, using a recolored version of the Block of Redstone texture. They would later be officially added in 1.6.2|
|April 5, 2013||Coal blocks mentioned by Dinnerbone, after their featuring in Minecraft 2.0. These would apparently be difficult to implement due to an analogous block made of charcoal requiring a separate block ID due to "logical issues".|
|1.6.1||13w18a||Added blocks of coal.|
|Blocks of coal utilize the same texture as from the April Fools' Day update.|
|The smelting time for block of coal is 720 seconds.|
|13w18c||The smelting time for a block of coal has now been changed to 800 seconds.|
|13w19a||The texture for blocks of coal has now been changed.|
|Blocks of coal are now flammable.|
|1.8||14w11b||Blocks of coal with numerical metadata variants 1 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have a missing texture rather than appearing identical to blocks of coal.|
|14w26a||Block metadata has been completely removed from this snapshot onwards with the introduction of block states. As this block never used block metadata at all prior to this version, fifteen unused, inaccessible metadata variants of it have been completely removed from the game:
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 173.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of blocks of coal has now been changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added blocks of coal.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||The texture of blocks of coal has now been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added blocks of coal.|
|1.90||The texture of blocks of coal has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added blocks of coal.|
- Surprisingly, blocks of coal cannot be used as fuel for the minecart with furnace.
- A full stack of coal blocks should smelt for 14.2 hours – over 42 Minecraft days. That is over fifty times as many items as a lava bucket. However, the player needs 576 coal or 9 stacks of coal to do this.