Block of Quartz
dec: 155 hex: 9B bin: 10011011
See Data Values
|“||Oh, come on. You're not fooling anyone. We know you didn't build your palace out of Nether Quartz because you think it looks good – you're just humblebragging that you've been to the Nether, mined the place rotten for Nether Quartz ore, and then got back alive. Alive and smug. Now we have to live next to your magnificent palace made of quartz in our hut made of dirt. Grumble grumble...||„|
|— Tom Stone|
A block of quartz is a mineral block used only for decoration.
Blocks of quartz can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
Block of Quartz
Chiseled Quartz Block
Pillar Quartz Block
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- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
|Block of Quartz||Nether Quartz|
|Chiseled Quartz Block||Quartz Slab|
|Quartz Pillar||Block of Quartz|
Quartz blocks cannot be used to store Nether Quartz, due to the fact that they cannot be crafted back into Nether Quartz.
Chiseled[Bedrock Edition only] and pillar quartz blocks are orientable like logs.
|Quartz Slab||Any Quartz Block|
|Quartz Stairs||Any Quartz Block|
- See also: Data values
In Bedrock Edition, block of quartz uses the following data values:
|0||Block of Quartz|
|1||Chiseled Quartz Block (vertical)|
|2||Pillar Quartz Block (vertical)|
|5||Chiseled Quartz Block (east-west)|
|6||Pillar Quartz Block (east-west)|
|9||Chiseled Quartz Block (north-south)|
|10||Pillar Quartz Block (north-south)|
|13||Chiseled Quartz Block (all side texture)|
|14||Pillar Quartz Block (all side texture)|
- See also: Block states
||The pillar is oriented east–west.|
||The pillar is oriented vertically.|
||The pillar is oriented north–south.|
|1.5||January 5, 2013||Jeb tweeted that nether quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.|
|January 7, 2013||Jeb tweeted the first image about the nether quartz block.|
|January 9, 2013||Jeb released the textures for snapshot 13w02a early, which included the textures for the nether quartz block. This revealed there would be at least three variants: The standard block, a lines variant, and a chiseled variant. There are 7 textures for the blocks.|
|13w02a||Blocks of quartz were added to the game.|
|13w03a||Pillar quartz blocks can be placed sideways.|
|1.9||15w47a||Pillar quartz block now has 3 block states, lines_x, lines_y and lines_z, where it previously just had 1 state, lines.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the
|Pillar quartz block has been renamed to quartz pillar.|
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 155.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|January 15, 2013||Jeb tweeted that he would add nether quartz blocks.|
|0.6.0||Added block of quartz, pillar quartz block, chiseled quartz block and quartz stairs, however only blocks of quartz are craftable in survival|
|0.7.3||Added quartz slabs. They are craftable in Survival.|
|0.7.4||Chiseled quartz block and pillar quartz craftable in survival.|
|0.11.0||build 1||Can now be used to craft quartz stairs.|
|0.12.1||build 4||Pillar quartz blocks can be placed sideways.|
|0.13.0||?||Chiseled quartz blocks can be placed sideways.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||Added block of quartz, pillar quartz block and chiseled quartz block, along with craftable quartz stairs and slabs.|
- Because of the low blast resistance of regular quartz blocks, it may be preferable to use two quartz slabs when making fortifications using quartz.
- Unlike other mineral blocks, it is impossible to craft quartz blocks into nether quartz, so it is not possible to use quartz blocks as storage for nether quartz.