Bone Block

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Bone Block
Bone Block Axis Y JE2 BE2.pngBone Block Axis X JE2 BE2.pngBone Block Axis Z JE2 BE2.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

2

Hardness

2

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Bone blocks are decorative blocks that can face in different directions.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Bone blocks are generated naturally as part of fossil structures found in desert and swamp biomes. They also generate as part of nether fossils in soul sand valley biomes.

Breaking[edit]

Bone blocks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, they drop nothing.

Block Bone Block
Hardness 2
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 10
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Netherite 0.35
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Bone Block Bastion remnant Generic chest 3–6 24.4%
Bedrock Edition
Bone Block Bastion remnant Generic chest 3–6 31.5%

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Bone Meal

Usage[edit]

Bone blocks are decorative blocks, and can also be used as compact storage for bone meal.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Bone Meal Bone Block

Note blocks[edit]

Bone blocks can be placed under note blocks to produce xylophone sounds.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.bone_block.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.90.816
None[sound 1]PlayersFalling on the block with fall damageblock.bone_block.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.bone_block.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.bone_block.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.90.816
FootstepsPlayersWalking on the blockblock.bone_block.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSource[upcoming: BE 1.16.200]DescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?Breaking the blockdig.stone?0.8
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.stone??
?Mining the blockhit.stone?0.5
??Jumping from the blockjump.stone??
??Falling on the block without fall damageland.stone??
?Walking on the blockstep.stone??
?Placing the blockuse.stone?0.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Bone Blockbone_block block.minecraft.bone_block

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Bone Blockbone_block 216tile.bone_block.name

Block data[edit]

See also: data values

In Bedrock Edition, bone blocks use the following data values:

DV Description
0 Bone block facing up/down
1 Unused
2 Unused
3 Unused
4 Bone block facing east/west
5 Unused
6 Unused
7 Unused
8 Bone block facing north/south

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

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

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
pillar_axisyx
y
z
The axis along which the block is oriented
deprecated00
1
2
3
Unused, has no effect in game.

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.1016w20aBone Block Axis X JE1 BE1.png Bone Block Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Bone Block Axis Z JE1 BE1.png Added bone blocks.
Bone blocks generate in fossils.
16w21aBone blocks are no longer transparent.
1.1217w17aBone blocks placed under note blocks now cause the note block to play xylophone music.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 216.
1.1418w43aBone Block Axis X JE2 BE2.png Bone Block Axis Y JE2 BE2.png Bone Block Axis Z JE2 BE2.png The textures of bone blocks have been changed.
1.1620w06aBone blocks now generate in the new nether fossils.
New unique sounds have been added for bone blocks.
20w16aBone blocks now generate in bastion remnants chests.
Pocket Edition
1.1.3alpha 1.1.3.0Bone Block Axis X JE1 BE1.png Bone Block Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Bone Block Axis Z JE1 BE1.png Added bone blocks.
Bone Block Axis None BE1.png A bone block side texture on all three sides exists.
Bone blocks generate in fossils.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Bone Block Axis X JE2 BE2.png Bone Block Axis Y JE2 BE2.png Bone Block Axis Z JE2 BE2.png Bone Block Axis None BE2.png The textures of bone blocks have been changed.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Bone blocks placed under note blocks now cause the note block to play xylophone music.
?Bone blocks with the side texture on all faces has been removed, and replaced with the y axis aligned block.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Bone block now generate as part of nether fossils in the soul sand valley.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 131.0.1Bone Block Axis X JE1 BE1.png Bone Block Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Bone Block Axis Z JE1 BE1.png Added bone blocks.
Bone blocks generate in fossils.
TU53CU43 1.49 Patch 231.0.3Bone blocks placed under note blocks now cause the note block to play xylophone music.
1.90 Bone Block Axis X JE2 BE2.png Bone Block Axis Y JE2 BE2.png Bone Block Axis Z JE2 BE2.png The textures of bone blocks have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Bone Block Axis X JE1 BE1.png Bone Block Axis Y JE1 BE1.png Bone Block Axis Z JE1 BE1.png Added bone blocks.
Bone Block Axis None BE1.png A bone block side texture on all three sides exists.
Bone blocks generate in fossils.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Bone Block" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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