Block of Emerald
|Catches fire from lava||
dec: 133 hex: 85 bin: 10000101
|— Alex Wiltshire|
A block of emerald is a precious mineral block.
Blocks of emerald can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe.
|Block||Block of Emerald|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
Blocks of emerald are often used to store emeralds in a compact fashion, or otherwise used as an expensive construction block.
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.
|Emerald||Block of Emerald|
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
||(Plays when fallen on from a height)||Blocks||1.125||0.5||16|
|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 184.108.40.206||The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed, once again.|
|1.13.0||beta 18.104.22.168||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.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added blocks of emerald.|
- "Block of the Week: Emerald" – Minecraft.net, April 21, 2017