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|“||Which of Minecraft’s blocks is found all over the Overworld, looks a bit like a cross between cobblestone and quartz, and sounds like something you’d yell while hacking at a zombie invading your house? Conveniently enough, it’s our Block of the Week: Diorite!||„|
|— Duncan Geere|
Diorite is a type of igneous rock.
Polished diorite is the polished version of diorite.
Diorite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
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Diorite generates anywhere underground in rich seams, in an identical way to andesite and granite, as well as gravel and underground dirt. It is most commonly exposed on the surface of mountains, but can also be found commonly in other biomes.
|Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Slab
|Diorite Stairs or
Polished Diorite Stairs
|Redstone Comparator||Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
|Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.[Legacy Console Edition only]|
|Smooth Stone Slab||Diorite or
|Can use stone, andesite, polished andesite, granite, polished granite, diorite and polished diorite interchangeably.[Legacy Console Edition only]|
|Block||ID Name||Numeral ID|
In Bedrock Edition, diorite uses the following data values:
|1.8||14w02a||Added diorite and polished diorite.|
|14w33a||Diorite and polished diorite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 3 and 4.|
|18w09a||Polished diorite will now generate in underwater ruins.|
|July 11, 2018||Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diorite texture.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w43a||Diorite's texture has now been changed.|
|18w44a||Small adjustments were made to diorite's texture.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added diorite and polished diorite.|
|1.0||alpha 0.17.0||Polished diorite can now be found in igloo basement under carpets.|
|1.4||beta 184.108.40.206||Diorite can now generate as part of coral reefs.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Polished diorite will now generate in underwater ruins.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.9||beta 18.104.22.168||Diorite can be used to craft diorite stairs, slabs and walls.|
|Polished diorite can now be used to craft polished diorite stairs and slabs.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added diorite and polished diorite.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added Diorite and polished diorite.|
- In real life, diorite is an intrusive igneous rock, meaning that it is formed from magma (thus igneous) that has cooled and turned into the rock below the surface of the earth (thus intrusive).
- Diorite's extrusive equivalent is andesite, meaning that andesite and diorite are made of the same minerals, but andesite rocks formed outside the earth instead.
- In other words, diorite is rock formed from cooled magma, and andesite is rock formed from cooled lava.
- Diorite is composed mainly of feldspar and small amounts of quartz and other minerals. It is an extremely hard rock and difficult to carve and work with.
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Granite, diorite and andesite in one place in a cave.