Block of Coal
|Catches fire from lava||
dec: 173 hex: AD bin: 10101101
The 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 will drop nothing.
|Block||Block of Coal|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
Blocks of coal can only be crafted with regular coal, not charcoal. It is crafted in the same way as other mineral blocks. In the console edition, they are crafted with regular coal but they drop charcoal instead.
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, which smelts 80 items. This is ten times the duration of a single piece of coal and 11⁄9 times as efficient as nine individual pieces of coal.
|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, which utilize the same texture as from Minecraft 2.0.|
|The smelting time for block of coal is 720 seconds.|
|13w18c||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.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 173.|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of blocks of coal.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added blocks of coal.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Changed the texture of blocks of coal.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added blocks of coal.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||Changed the texture of blocks of coal.|
|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 just a little over fifty times as many items as a lava bucket.
- However, the player will need 576 coal or 9 stacks of coal to do this.