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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.

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.


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 and woodland mansions.

Water and lava[edit]

See also: Tutorials/Cobblestone farming

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 monster egg.

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

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 Topic Construct a furnace out of eight stone blocks Pick up a furnace from a crafting table output. Yes Yes Yes Yes 15G Bronze

Dispense With This Construct a Dispenser. Yes Yes Yes Yes 20G Silver

Chestful of Cobblestone Mine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest A 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. Yes Yes Yes Wii U, Switch 20G Bronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Stone Age Mine stone with your new pickaxe Minecraft Get cobblestone in your inventory. minecraft:story/mine_stone



Java Edition Pre-classic
Cave game tech test Cobblestone Revision 1.png Cobblestone was the first block in Minecraft,[2] from back when the game was just a clone of Infiniminer called "Cave Game". Its textures are from one of Notch's previous games called RubyDung.
rd-132211 Oldmclogo.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-160052 Cobblestone Revision 2.png The texture was changed to look a bit smoother.
Java Edition Classic
0.0.14a Cobblestone Revision 3.png The texture was changed to have more detail.
0.0.19a Cobblestone was removed from the UI due to a lack of room.
0.0.20a Cobblestone was re-added to the UI.
Java Edition Indev
0.31 0.31 (January 29, 2010) Cobblestone is now used to craft stone swords, axes, pickaxes and shovels.
February 6, 2010 Cobblestone is now used to craft stone hoes.
February 19, 2010 Cobblestone is now used to craft furnaces.
February 23, 2010 Cobblestone can now be smelted into smooth stone.
Java Edition Infdev
June 17, 2010, 1 Cobblestone is created when flowing water collides with flowing lava, making cobblestone generators possible.
June 25, 2010, 2 Cobblestone can be found in dungeons along with moss stone.
Java Edition Infdev
June 29, 2010 Cobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone stairs.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1 Cobblestone is now used to craft levers.
Java Edition Beta
1.2 Cobblestone is now used to craft dispensers.
1.3 Cobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone slabs and no longer crafts stone slabs.
1.7 Cobblestone.png The top and bottom halves of the texture were swapped, with the top two quadrants also swapped, and the resulting texture was changed to be a little lighter and smoother.
Cobblestone is now used to craft pistons.
1.8 ? Cobblestone naturally generates in villages and strongholds.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3 Cobblestone is now used to craft brewing stands.
1.3.1 12w22a Cobblestone naturally generates as one of the main blocks of jungle temples.
Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing
1.4.2 12w34a Cobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone walls.
1.5 13w03a Cobblestone is now used to craft droppers.
1.8 14w02a Cobblestone is now used to craft diorite and andesite.
14w03a Cobblestone generates under gravel village roads, preventing them from collapsing into caves.
14w04a Cobblestone is now used to craft moss stone.
1.11 16w39a Cobblestone now generates in woodland mansions.
Cobblestone is now used to craft observers.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 4.
18w09a Cobblestone now generates in underwater ruins.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added cobblestone.
0.3.0 Cobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone stairs and slabs.
0.3.2 Cobblestone is now used to craft furnaces.
Cobblestone can be smelted.
0.4.0 Cobblestone is now used to craft stone hoes.
0.6.0 Cobblestone is now used to craft the stonecutter.
0.8.0 build 2 Cobblestone is now used to craft cobblestone walls.
0.9.0 build 1 Cobblestone now naturally spawns in dungeons , strongholds and villages.
0.12.1 build 1 Cobblestone is now used to craft brewing stands.
No longer makes nether reactors.
Now gives experience when smelted.
0.13.0 build 1 Cobblestone is now used to craft levers.
Cobblestone is no longer used to craft stonecutters.
0.15.0 build 1 Cobblestone is now used to craft pistons and observers.
Pocket Edition
1.1 alpha Cobblestone now generates in woodland mansions.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added cobblestone.
TU3 The cobblestone texture was changed to Cobblestone.png.


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