Block of Emerald

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Block of Emerald
Block of Emerald JE4 BE3.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Alex Wiltshire Mojang avatar.png

... you could build a house of blocks of emeralds! That'd be one in the eye for your neighbours, those ones with that showy mansion of quartz. Build your house out of money! Ha! That'll show ‘em!

Alex Wiltshire[1]

A block of emerald is a precious mineral block.

Obtaining[edit]

Loot[edit]

From block loot[edit]

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

Namespaced IDSourceDrops
Incorrect toolCorrect tool
blocks/emerald_blockBlock of EmeraldNothing (100%)1 (100%)

Recipes[edit]

From crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Emerald

Usage[edit]

Info[edit]

Blocks of emerald are often used to store emeralds in a compact fashion, and used as a decorative block.

Breaking[edit]

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

Block Block of Emerald
Hardness 5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 25
Wooden 12.5
Stone 6.25
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Netherite 0.85
Golden 2.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Block loot[edit]

Block of Emerald drops itself when broken with the correct tool if any is assigned. Refer to the Obtaining section for more info.

Note blocks[edit]

A block of emerald can also be used underneath a note block to get the "Bit" sound.

Beacons[edit]

Blocks of emerald can be used to "power" a beacon. The beacon can be powered by a 3×3 square of emerald 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 emerald blocks, as they may also contain blocks of iron, blocks of gold, blocks of netherite,‌[upcoming: JE 1.16 & 1.16.0] and blocks of diamond.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Emerald Block of Emerald

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.metal.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.01.216
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.metal.fallNone[sound 1]0.51.2516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.metal.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.7516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.metal.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.01.216
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.metal.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.516

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?Breaking the blockdig.metal? 1.2
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.metal? ?
?Mining the blockhit.metal? 0.75
?Jumping from the blockjump.metal? ?
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.metal? ?
?Walking on the blockstep.metal? ?
?Placing the blockuse.metal? 1.2

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Block of Emeraldemerald_block block.minecraft.emerald_block

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Block of Emeraldemerald_block 133tile.emerald_block.name

History[edit]

Java Edition
May 28, 2012Jeb tweeted an image featuring a room containing redstone lamps and blocks of emerald.
1.3.112w22aBlock of Emerald JE1 BE1.png Added blocks of emerald.
1.4.212w32aBlocks of emerald can now be used to activate a beacon.
1.4.41.4.3-preBlocks of emerald can no longer be mined using wooden or stone pickaxes.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 133.
1.1418w43aBlock of Emerald JE2.png The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed.
18w50aBlock of Emerald JE3 BE2.png The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed, again.
19w08aBlock of Emerald JE4 BE3.png The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed, once again.
19w09aBlocks of emerald can now be used to play the bit, if they are under note blocks.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Block of Emerald JE1 BE1.png Added blocks of emerald.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Block of Emerald JE3 BE2.png The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.5Block of Emerald JE4 BE3.png The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed, once again.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Blocks of emerald can now be used to play the bit, if they are under note blocks.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 11.0.1Block of Emerald JE1 BE1.png Added blocks of emerald.
1.90Block of Emerald JE3 BE2.png The texture of blocks of emerald has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Block of Emerald JE1 BE1.png Added blocks of emerald.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Block of Emerald" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Block of the Week: Emerald" – Minecraft.net, April 21, 2017