Block of Emerald

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Block of Emerald
Block of Emerald.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)





Data value

dec: 133 hex: 85 bin: 10000101



Alex Wiltshire Mojang avatar.png ... you could build a house of blocks of emeralds! That’d be one in the eye for your neighbours, those ones with that showy mansion of quartz. Build your house out of money! Ha! That’ll show ‘em!
Alex Wiltshire[1]

A block of emerald is a decorative mineral block.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Blocks of emerald can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe.

Block of Emerald
Hardness 5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 25
Wooden 12.5
Stone 6.25
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Golden 2.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Usage[edit | edit source]

Blocks of emerald are often used to store emeralds in a compact fashion, or otherwise used as an expensive construction block.

Beacons[edit | edit source]

Blocks of emerald can be used to "power" a beacon. The beacon can be powered by a 3×3 square of emerald blocks underneath it, and can optionally also include a 5×5, 7×7 and 9×9 layer in the shape of a pyramid under the original layer to increase the effects from the beacon. The layers do not have to be entirely emerald blocks, as they may also contain blocks of iron, blocks of gold, and blocks of diamond.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Emerald Block of Emerald

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
May 28, 2012Jeb tweeted an image featuring a room containing redstone lamps and Blocks of Emerald.
1.3.1 12w22a Added blocks of emerald.
1.4.2 12w32a Blocks of emerald can be used to activate a beacon.
1.4.4 1.4.3-pre Blocks of emerald can no longer be mined using wooden or stone pickaxes.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added blocks of emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Patch s1Added blocks of emerald.

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