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Cobblestone TextureUpdate.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)




Smelted: 0.1



Data value

dec: 4 hex: 4 bin: 100



Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Cobblestone, as you’ll know if you’ve played Minecraft for more than about ten seconds, is what you get when you break stone. As a result, it’s one of the substances in the game that will fill up your storage chests faster than a diamond pick chews through sugarcane. The glut of cobblestone you obtain in the course of normal play, combined with its blast resistance, is why it’s usually the favoured building material of anyone who builds for function rather than aesthetics.

Duncan Geere[1]

Cobblestone is a common block, obtained from mining stone. Its texture resembles block of stone with a largely cracked surface. Cobblestone is mainly used for crafting or as a common building block.


Cobblestone requires a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it will drop itself. If mined without a pickaxe, then the mining will be slower and it will drop nothing.

Block Cobblestone
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.


If stone is mined with a pickaxe that is not enchanted with silk touch, it will drop cobblestone.

Natural generation[edit]

Cobblestone occurs naturally in dungeons, strongholds, villages, jungle temples, underwater ruins, mansions, and pillager outposts.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]

Water and lava[edit]

When water and flowing lava come into contact, the flowing lava is replaced with cobblestone. However, if the lava flows on top of the water from above, stone will be created instead.


Cobblestone can be used as a basic building block, as it is highly blast resistant and fairly common.


Silverfish have the ability to enter and hide in cobblestone, creating a infested block.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Stone Cobblestone +
Any fuel

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Andesite Diorite +
Brewing Stand Blaze Rod +

Cobblestone Slab Cobblestone
Cobblestone Stairs Cobblestone
Cobblestone Wall Cobblestone
Diorite Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz
Dispenser Cobblestone +
Bow or
Damaged Bow +
Redstone Dust

The bow must be undamaged‌[Legacy Console Edition only].
Enchantments on the bow do not affect the resulting dispenser.
Dropper Cobblestone +
Redstone Dust

Furnace Cobblestone

Lever Stick +

Mossy Cobblestone Cobblestone +

Observer Cobblestone +
Redstone Dust +
Nether Quartz

Piston Any Planks +
Cobblestone +
Iron Ingot +
Redstone Dust

Smithing Table Crafting Table +

[BE only][until BE 1.11.0]
Stone Axe Cobblestone +

Stone Hoe Cobblestone +

Stone Pickaxe Cobblestone +

Stone Shovel Cobblestone +

Stone Sword Cobblestone +


Stone swords, pickaxes, axes, hoes and shovels can be repaired with cobblestone in an anvil.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Hot TopicConstruct a furnace out of eight stone blocksPick up a furnace from a crafting table output.YesYesYesYes15GBronze
Dispense With ThisConstruct a Dispenser.YesYesYesYes20GSilver
Chestful of CobblestoneMine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chestA player must mine 1,728 cobblestone and place 1,728 cobblestone, or 27 stacks, in a chest. The cobblestone placed in the chest does not have to be the same cobblestone that was mined.YesYesYesWii U, Switch20GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngStone AgeMine stone with your new pickaxeMinecraftHave cobblestone in your inventory.minecraft:story/mine_stone



Java Edition Pre-classic
Cave game tech testCobblestone Revision 1.png Cobblestone, along with grass, was one of the first two blocks in Minecraft,[2] from back when the game was only referred to by Notch as an Infiniminer clone, initially named "Cave Game". Its textures are from one of Notch's previous games, named RubyDung.
rd-132211Oldmclogo.gif Cobblestone was used for the original logo for the game's official website and for the original Minecraft text on the main menu.
rd-160052Cobblestone Revision 2.png The texture was changed to look a bit smoother.
Java Edition Classic
0.0.14aCobblestone Revision 3.png The texture was changed to have more detail.
0.0.19aCobblestone was removed from the UI due to a lack of room.
0.0.20aCobblestone was re-added to the UI.
Java Edition Indev
0.310.31 (January 29, 2010)Cobblestone is now used to craft stone swords, axes, pickaxes and shovels.
February 6, 2010Cobblestone is now used to craft stone hoes.
February 19, 2010Cobblestone is now used to craft furnaces.
February 23, 2010Cobblestone can now be smelted into smooth stone.
Java Edition Infdev
June 16, 2010Cobblestone is created when flowing water collides with flowing lava, making cobblestone generators possible.
June 25, 2010, 2Cobblestone can be found in dungeons along with moss stone.
June 29, 2010Cobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone stairs.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Cobblestone is now used to craft levers.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Cobblestone is now used to craft dispensers.
1.3Cobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone slabs and no longer crafts stone slabs.
1.7Cobblestone.png The texture was retouched, the top and bottom halves of the texture were swapped, and the bottom two quadrants of the texture were swapped.
Cobblestone is now used to craft pistons.
1.8?Cobblestone naturally generates in villages and strongholds.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Cobblestone is now used to craft brewing stands.
1.3.112w22aCobblestone naturally generates as one of the main blocks of jungle temples.
Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing to .
1.4.212w34aCobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone walls.
1.513w03aCobblestone is now used to craft droppers.
1.814w02aCobblestone is now used to craft diorite and andesite.
14w03aCobblestone generates under gravel village roads, preventing them from collapsing into caves.
14w04aCobblestone is now used to craft mossy cobblestone.
1.1116w39aCobblestone now generates in woodland mansions.
Cobblestone is now used to craft observers.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 4.
18w09aCobblestone now generates in underwater ruins.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1418w43aCobblestone 18w43a.png Changed the texture of cobblestone.
18w50aCobblestone TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of cobblestone again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Cobblestone Revision 3.png Added cobblestone.
0.2.0Cobblestone.png Changed the texture.
0.3.0Cobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone stairs and slabs.
0.3.2Cobblestone is now used to craft furnaces.
Cobblestone can be smelted.
0.4.0Cobblestone is now used to craft stone hoes.
0.6.0Cobblestone is now used to craft the stonecutter.
0.8.0build 2Cobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone walls.
0.9.0build 1Cobblestone now naturally spawns in dungeons, strongholds and villages.
0.12.1build 1Cobblestone is now used to craft brewing stands.
No longer makes nether reactors.
Now gives experience when smelted.
0.13.0build 1Cobblestone is now used to craft levers.
Cobblestone is no longer used to craft stonecutters.
0.15.0build 1Cobblestone is now used to craft pistons and observers.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha now generates in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta now generates in underwater ruins.
1.9.0beta can now be used to craft a smithing table.
1.10.0beta TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of cobblestone.
Cobblestone now generates in pillager outposts.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Cobblestone Revision 3.png Added cobblestone.
TU3Cobblestone.png Changed the texture.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Cobblestone TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of cobblestone.


  • If a player were to turn Inverted Colors on, the cobblestone texture will look like end stone, but blue.
    • This is because the textures of end stone and cobblestone are inverted, but don't use the opposing colors matched with the High Contrasting.
  • Looking at the top of cobblestone the texture shows an L. This can be used to find north.


There were about four different textures of cobblestone:

  • Prior to Beta 1.6 cobblestone texture high in contrast and has little illumination:
  • After Beta 1.6, cobblestone was still high in contrast but illumination was then added:
  • Before 12w22a the cobblestone texture was soon flipped:
  • The current one known today:


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