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Block of Emerald
|Catches fire from lava||
A block of emerald is a precious mineral block.
Blocks of emerald can only be mined using an iron pickaxe or better.
|Block||Block of Emerald|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Blocks of emerald are often used to store emeralds in a compact fashion, and used as a decorative block.
A block of emerald can also be used underneath a note block to get the "Bit" sound.
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, blocks of netherite, and blocks of diamond.
|Emerald||Block of Emerald|
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation distance|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||1.2||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||1.25||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.75||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||1.2||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.5||16|
|?||Breaking the block||?||1.2|
|?||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||Mining the block||?||0.75|
|?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||Placing the block||?||1.2|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Block of Emerald|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Block of Emerald|
|May 28, 2012||Jeb 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 now 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.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 133.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed.|
|18w50a||The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed, again.|
|19w08a||The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed, once again.|
|19w09a||Blocks of emerald can now be used to play the bit, if they are under note blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added blocks of emerald.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed, once again.|
|1.13.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Blocks of emerald can now be used to play the bit, if they are under note blocks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added blocks of emerald.|
|1.90||The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added blocks of emerald.|