Coarse Dirt

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Coarse Dirt
Coarse Dirt.png
Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

2.5

Tool

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Drops

Itself

Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

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Dirt has a ruder, less friendly cousin called "coarse dirt" that won't grow grass under any circumstances. You can make it by combining dirt with gravel in a 2x2 crafting grid, or hunt some down in the Mega Taiga, Mesa Plateau or Savanna Plateau biomes.

Duncan Geere[1]

Coarse dirt is a variation of dirt on which grass blocks cannot spread.

Natural generation[edit]

Coarse dirt can be found as large patches in all Giant Tree Taiga variants, Wooded Badlands Plateau, Modified Wooded Badlands Plateau, Shattered Savanna and Shattered Savanna Plateau biomes.

Obtaining[edit]

Block Coarse Dirt
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Coarse Dirt Dirt +
Gravel

4

Usage[edit]

Coarse dirt has the ability to grow saplings, sugar canes, mushrooms, bamboo, and sweet berries which can be planted directly under appropriate conditions.

Neither mycelium nor grass can spread onto coarse dirt.

Coarse dirt can be tilled to become dirt and tilled again to become farmland.

Grassless dirt[edit]

Originally, in Bedrock Edition, the corresponding block, formerly known as "grassless dirt", was simply a dirt with a data value of 1. It had most of the same properties as coarse dirt, except that it had the texture of regular dirt, it dropped a regular dirt block when broken, even with Silk Touch, it wasn't able to be crafted, and when it was tilled, it turned to farmland rather than regular dirt. This is history information.

Sounds[edit]

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.gravel.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.gravel.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.gravel.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.gravel.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.gravel.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Coarse Dirt coarse_dirt

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Coarse Dirt dirt 3

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, coarse dirt uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 Dirt
1 Coarse Dirt

Block states[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, dirt uses the following block states:

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
dirt_typenormal normalDirt
coarseCoarse Dirt

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.7.213w36aAdded grassless dirt. Functions exactly like regular dirt, except it doesn't grow grass. Doesn't generate naturally yet.
?Grassless dirt can now be found naturally in Savanna M biomes.
1.814w25aAdded coarse dirt as a craftable and visually distinct replacement for grassless dirt. Its block ID is still minecraft:dirt 1. It could be tilled with a hoe into farmland.
14w32aCoarse dirt can now be tilled into regular dirt.
1.1317w47aThe different variant block states for the dirt ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 3.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0Added grassless dirt.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Replaced grassless dirt with coarse dirt.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Added coarse dirt.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.5.25Added coarse dirt.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Coarse Dirt" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

References[edit]

  1. "Block of the Week: Dirt" – Minecraft.net, February 23, 2018