Block of Diamond

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Block of Diamond
Block of Diamond.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)





Data value

dec: 57 hex: 39 bin: 111001



A block of diamond is a decorative mineral block.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Blocks of diamond can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe.

Block of Diamond
Hardness 5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 25
Wooden 12.5
Stone 6.25
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Golden 2.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Diamond blocks spawn as the cores of "obsidian rooms" and "lava rooms" in woodland mansions.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Blocks of diamond can be used to store diamonds in a compact fashion.

Beacons[edit | edit source]

Blocks of diamond can be used to "power" a beacon. The beacon can be powered by a 3×3 square of diamond blocks underneath it, and can optionally also include a 5×5, 7×7 and 9×9 layer in the shape of a pyramid under the original layer to increase the effects from the beacon. The layers do not have to be entirely diamond blocks, as they may also contain blocks of iron, blocks of gold, and blocks of emerald.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diamond Block of Diamond

History[edit | edit source]

0.31 January 29, 2010 Diamond (Block)-Pre Alpha 1.2.0.png Added blocks of diamond. Initially, it was referred to as emerald blocks.
January 30, 2010 Emerald blocks from the previous version is now referred to as diamond blocks.
1.2.0 Diamond Block-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png Texture changed. However, the unused sides remained in the terrain.png for a brief time.
1.2 The unused sides removed from terrain.png.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre5 Block of Diamond.png Texture slightly changed; was given less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.
1.4.2 12w32a Diamond blocks can be used to activate a beacon.
1.11 16w39a Diamond blocks now can be found in woodland mansions.
July 19, 2017Jeb tweets image of a new obsidian and diamond block textures.
July 20, 2017Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diamond block texture.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added block of diamond.
0.16.0 Block of diamond is now used to activate beacons.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Diamond blocks now can be found in woodland mansions.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.00Patch 1Added block of diamond.
TU19CU71.12Now can be used to construct beacon pyramids.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One block of diamond and one wooden log is exactly enough to create a 80% set of diamond tools with one or no sticks left over, depending on if you use a sword or a hoe.

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