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Bone Block

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Bone Block
Bone Block TextureUpdate.pngBone Block Axis X.pngBone Block Axis Z.pngBone Block Axis None TextureUpdate.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)





Data value

dec: 216 hex: D8 bin: 11011000

Namespaced ID


Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Once upon a time, perhaps millions of years ago, there were huge creatures in Minecraft. Bigger than a house, we can only speculate on their lives, diets, habits or why they disappeared. All that's left of them is their skeletons, strewn across the world, a mixture of coal ore and our Block of the Week - bone.

Duncan Geere[1]

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


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

Block Bone Block
Hardness 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 10
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Bone Meal

Natural generation[edit]

Bone blocks are generated naturally as part of fossil structures found in desert and swamp biomes.


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

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.‌[JE & LCE only]

Data values[edit]

Block data[edit]

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]

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.


Java Edition
1.1016w20aBone Block Axis Y.png Added bone blocks.
16w21aBone blocks are no longer transparent.
1.1217w17aBone blocks placed under note blocks cause the note block to play xylophone music.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 216.
1.1418w43a Bone Block TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of bone blocks.
Pocket Edition
1.1.3alpha Block Axis Y.png Added bone blocks.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Bone Block TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of bone blocks.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU331.36Patch 13Added bone blocks.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Added bone blocks.


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  1. "Block of the Week: Bone" – Minecraft.net, August 4, 2017