Copper Block

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This article is about the mineral block. For the ore, see Copper Ore. For the item, see Copper Ingot. For other uses, see Copper.
Not to be confused with Copper (element).
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Copper Block
Copper Block JE1.pngLightly Weathered Copper Block JE1.pngSemi-Weathered Copper Block JE1.pngWeathered Copper BlocK JE1.png
Cut Copper JE2.pngLightly Weathered Cut Copper JE1.pngSemi-Weathered Cut Copper JE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper JE1.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

3

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Copper blocks are decorative blocks that oxidize over time, gaining a viridian appearance. They can be crafted into waxed versions that do not oxidize. They can also be crafted back into four Copper Ingots unless they have started to oxidize, have been waxed, and/or crafted into the Cut variant.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Copper blocks can be mined only with a stone pickaxe or better. If a copper block is mined without the use of a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Copper Block
Cut Copper
Hardness 3
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 15
Wooden 7.5
Stone 1.15
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.6
Netherite 0.5
Golden 1.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Copper Block Copper Ingot

Cut Copper or
Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Semi-Weathered Cut Copper or
Weathered Cut Copper
Copper Block or
Lightly Weathered Copper Block or
Semi-Weathered Copper Block or
Weathered Copper BlocK
Waxed Copper or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Copper or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Copper or
Waxed Cut Copper or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Cut Copper
Copper Block or
Lightly Weathered Copper Block or
Semi-Weathered Copper Block or
Cut Copper or
Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Semi-Weathered Cut Copper +
Honeycomb


Waxed Cut Copper or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Cut Copper
Waxed Copper or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Copper or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Copper

Usage[edit]

Copper blocks are used for storing copper ingots. Weathered variants, waxed variants, and cut variants have no use except for decoration.

They have four stages of weathering (including the initial unweathered state), and advance to the next stage of weathering every 50–82 in-game days (1,200,000–1,967,999 game ticks, 1000–1640 minutes, or 16 h 40 min – 27 h 20 min). This requires the block to be in a loaded chunk, but isn't reliant on random ticks, and as such works in spawn chunks and other permanently loaded chunks even without a player nearby.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Copper Ingot Copper Block [upcoming: JE 1.17]
Cut Copper Slab or
Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Semi Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Weathered Cut Copper Slab
Cut Copper or
Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Semi-Weathered Cut Copper or
Weathered Cut Copper
[upcoming: JE 1.17]
Cut Copper Stairs or
Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Semi-Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Weathered Cut Copper Stairs
Cut Copper or
Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Semi-Weathered Cut Copper or
Weathered Cut Copper
[upcoming: JE 1.17]
Waxed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Semi Weathered Cut Copper Slab
Waxed Cut Copper or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Cut Copper
[upcoming: JE 1.17]
Waxed Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Cut Copper Stairs
Waxed Cut Copper or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Cut Copper
[upcoming: JE 1.17]

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.copper.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.copper.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.copper.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.copper.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.copper.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Copper Blockcopper_block block.minecraft.copper_block
Lightly Weathered Copper Blocklightly_weathered_copper_block block.minecraft.lightly_weathered_copper_block
Semi-Weathered Copper Blocksemi_weathered_copper_block block.minecraft.semi_weathered_copper_block
Weathered Copper BlocK[sic][1]weathered_copper_block block.minecraft.weathered_copper_block
Cut Coppercut_copper block.minecraft.cut_copper
Lightly Weathered Cut Copperlightly_weathered_cut_copper block.minecraft.lightly_weathered_cut_copper
Semi-Weathered Cut Coppersemi_weathered_cut_copper block.minecraft.semi_weathered_cut_copper
Weathered Cut Copperweathered_cut_copper block.minecraft.weathered_cut_copper
Waxed Copperwaxed_copper block.minecraft.waxed_copper
Waxed Lightly Weathered Copperwaxed_lightly_weathered_copper block.minecraft.waxed_lightly_weathered_copper
Waxed Semi-Weathered Copperwaxed_semi_weathered_copper block.minecraft.waxed_semi_weathered_copper
Waxed Cut Copperwaxed_cut_copper block.minecraft.waxed_cut_copper
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copperwaxed_lightly_weathered_cut_copper block.minecraft.waxed_lightly_weathered_cut_copper
Waxed Semi-Weathered Cut Copperwaxed_semi_weathered_cut_copper block.minecraft.waxed_semi_weathered_cut_copper

History[edit]

October 3, 2020Copper Block (pre-release).png Lightly Weathered Copper Block (pre-release).png Semi-Weathered Copper Block (pre-release).png Weathered Copper Block (pre-release).png Copper Blocks are revealed at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aCopper Block JE1.png Lightly Weathered Copper Block JE1.png Semi-Weathered Copper Block JE1.png Weathered Copper BlocK JE1.png Cut Copper JE1.png Lightly Weathered Cut Copper JE1.png Semi-Weathered Cut Copper JE1.png Weathered Cut Copper JE1.png Added copper blocks and cut copper.
20w46aCut Copper JE2.png The texture of cut copper has now been changed.
Copper blocks can now be crafted from and into 4, rather than 9, copper ingots.
20w48aCrafting all variants of cut copper into slabs now gives 6 slabs instead of 4.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Copper Block" or "Cut Copper" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • In real life, copper typically tarnishes to a darker brown color in air due to the buildup of copper oxides and sulfides on the surface. Green oxidation is generally due to basic copper carbonate and requires carbon dioxide to be present in the atmosphere.
  • "Weathered Copper Block" is misspelled as "Weathered Copper BlocK".
  • All other mineral blocks have the name "Block of (mineral)", but the Copper Block is "Copper Block" instead.

References[edit]