Block of Quartz

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This article is about the mineral block. For the smooth variant, see Smooth Quartz Block. For the ore, see Nether Quartz Ore. For the item, see Nether Quartz.
Block of Quartz
Block of Quartz JE3.pngChiseled Quartz Block Axis Y.pngQuartz Pillar Axis Y JE3 BE2.pngQuartz Bricks JE2.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.8

Hardness

0.8

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

A block of quartz is a mineral block used only for decoration. It can be turned into a chiseled quartz block, quartz pillar,[a] or quartz bricks.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Blocks of quartz can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Block of Quartz
Chiseled Quartz Block
Quartz Pillar
Quartz Bricks
Hardness 0.8
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 4
Wooden 0.6
Stone 0.3
Iron 0.2
Diamond 0.15
Netherite 0.15
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

Quartz blocks can be found naturally as part of bastion remnants.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Quartz Nether Quartz

Chiseled Quartz Block Quartz Slab

Quartz Pillar Block of Quartz
Quartz Bricks Block of Quartz

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Chiseled Quartz Block Block of Quartz
Quartz Pillar Block of Quartz
Quartz Bricks Block of Quartz

Trading[edit]

Master-level stone mason villagers have a 50% chance to either sell a block of quartz or a quartz pillar for one emerald as their trade.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Master-level mason villagers sell both a quartz block for one emerald and a quartz pillar for one emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

Usage[edit]

Quartz blocks cannot be used to store nether quartz because they cannot be crafted back into it, unlike other ore blocks. This is completely intentional.[1]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Quartz Slab Any Quartz Block
Quartz Stairs Any Quartz Block

Stonecutting[edit]

Ingredients Cutting recipe
Block of Quartz

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Smooth Quartz Block Block of Quartz +
Any fuel


0.1

Note Blocks[edit]

All types of quartz blocks can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sounds.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
BlocksBreaking the blockdig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksMining the blockhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksPlacing the blockuse.stone1.00.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Block of Quartzquartz_blockblock.minecraft.quartz_block
Chiseled Quartz Blockchiseled_quartz_blockblock.minecraft.chiseled_quartz_block
Quartz Pillarquartz_pillarblock.minecraft.quartz_pillar
Quartz Bricksquartz_bricksblock.minecraft.quartz_bricks

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Block of Quartzquartz_block155tile.quartz_block.default.name
tile.quartz_block.chiseled.name
tile.quartz_block.lines.name
tile.quartz_block.smooth.name
Quartz Bricksquartz_bricks559tile.quartz_bricks.name

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, block of quartz uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 Block of Quartz
1 Chiseled Quartz Block (vertical)
2 Pillar Quartz Block (vertical)
3 Smooth Quartz Block
4 Block of Quartz (east-west)
5 Chiseled Quartz Block (east-west)
6 Pillar Quartz Block (east-west)
7 Smooth Quartz (east-west)
8 Block of Quartz (north-south)
9 Chiseled Quartz Block (north-south)
10 Pillar Quartz Block (north-south)
11 Smooth Quartz (north-south)

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Quartz Pillar

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
axisy xThe pillar is oriented east–west.
yThe pillar is oriented vertically.
zThe pillar is oriented north–south.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
chisel_typedefaultdefaultThe main block type.
chiseledThe chiseled type.
linesThe pillar type.
smoothThe smooth type.
pillar_axisyx
y
z
The axis along which the block is oriented. Normally applies only to the pillar type.

History[edit]

Java Edition
January 5, 2013Jeb tweeted that nether quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.
January 7, 2013Jeb tweeted the first image about the nether quartz block.
January 9, 2013Jeb released the textures for snapshot 13w02a early, which included the textures for the nether quartz block. This revealed there would be at least three variants: The standard block, a lines variant, and a chiseled variant. There are 7 textures for the blocks.[2]
1.513w02aBlock of Quartz JE1 BE1.png Quartz Pillar Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Chiseled Quartz Block Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Added blocks of quartz.
13w03aQuartz Pillar Axis X JE1 BE1.pngQuartz Pillar Axis Z JE1 BE1.png Pillar quartz blocks can now be placed sideways.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the quartz_block ID have been split up into their own IDs.
"Pillar Quartz Block" has been renamed to "Quartz Pillar".
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 155.
1.1418w43aBlock of Quartz JE2 BE2.png Quartz Pillar Axis Y JE2.png Chiseled Quartz Block Axis Y.png The textures of all quartz blocks have been changed.
18w50aQuartz Pillar Axis Y JE3 BE2.png The texture of quartz pillars has been changed once again.
19w09aBlocks of quartz now use the top texture on the bottom side instead of bottom texture. Changed from Block of Quartz (bottom) JE1 BE1.png to Block of Quartz (bottom) JE2.png
19w13bBlock of Quartz JE3.png The texture of block of quartz has been changed, so it no longer bleeds into smooth quartz.
1.1620w15aQuartz Bricks JE1 BE1.png Added quartz bricks.
20w16aQuartz Bricks JE2.png The texture of quartz bricks has been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
January 15, 2013Jeb tweeted that he would add nether quartz blocks.
0.6.0Block of Quartz JE1 BE1.png Quartz Pillar Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Chiseled Quartz Block Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Added blocks of quartz, pillar quartz blocks, chiseled quartz blocks.
Blocks of quartz, pillar quartz blocks, and chiseled quartz blocks can be used to craft quartz stairs.
Only blocks of quartz are currently craftable in survival.
0.7.3Added quartz slabs, which are craftable using quartz blocks in survival.
0.7.4Chiseled quartz block and pillar quartz are now craftable in survival.
0.11.0build 1Blocks of quartz can now be used to craft quartz stairs.
0.12.1build 4Quartz Pillar Axis X JE1 BE1.pngQuartz Pillar Axis Z JE1 BE1.png Pillar quartz blocks can now be placed sideways.
0.13.0?Chiseled Quartz Block Axis X BE1.pngChiseled Quartz Block Axis Z BE1.png Chiseled quartz blocks can now be placed sideways.
?Block of Quartz Axis X BE.png Block of Quartz Axis Z BE.png Rotated versions of blocks of quartz now exist in the game due to how the game handles rotated quartz blocks. (Note that these screenshots do not use the textures that would have been current at the time.)
?Chiseled Quartz Block Axis None BE1.png Quartz Pillar Axis None BE1.png Sides-only versions of chiseled quartz and quartz pillars now exist.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Block of Quartz JE3.png Quartz Pillar Axis Y JE3 BE2.png Quartz Pillar Axis None BE2.png The textures of blocks of quartz and pillar quartz blocks blocks have been changed.
Pillar quartz blocks are now renewable, due to it is sold by stone mason villagers for 1-2 emeralds.
?Chiseled Quartz Block Axis X.png Chiseled Quartz Block Axis Y.png Chiseled Quartz Block Axis Z.png Chiseled Quartz Block Axis None BE2.png The textures of chiseled quartz blocks have been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Pillar quartz blocks sold by stonemason villagers now cost one emerald.
beta 1.11.0.3Chiseled quartz blocks can no longer be placed over the x and z-axis. However, they still exist in the game and are accessible via /setblock.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.3Trading has been changed, master-level stone mason villagers now sell blocks of quartz or pillar quartz.
?Quartz pillars with the side texture on all faces has been removed, and replaced with the y axis-aligned pillar.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Quartz Bricks JE1 BE1.png Added quartz bricks.
beta 1.16.0.63Quartz Bricks JE2.png The texture of quartz bricks has been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU1 1.04 Patch 11.0.1Block of Quartz JE1 BE1.png Quartz Pillar Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Chiseled Quartz Block Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Added blocks of quartz, pillar quartz blocks and chiseled quartz blocks.
Blocks of quartz, pillar quartz blocks, and chiseled quartz blocks are used to craftable quartz stairs and slabs.
1.90 Block of Quartz JE3.png Quartz Pillar Axis Y JE3 BE2.png The textures of blocks of quartz and pillar quartz blocks have been changed.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Block of Quartz", "Quartz Block", "Chiseled Quartz Block", "Pillar Quartz Block", or "Pillar Quartz" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Because of the low blast resistance of regular quartz blocks, it may be preferable to use two quartz slabs or smooth quartz blocks when making fortifications using quartz, as their blast resistance is higher than the other quartz block variants.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Known as Quartz Pillar in Java Edition and Pillar Quartz Block in Bedrock Edition.

References[edit]