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Polished Granite.png




Blast resistance






Yes, 64





Data values
dec: 11 hex: 11 bin: 11
Polished Granite
dec: 12 hex: 12 bin: 12

See Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png So next time you need a pink castle in a hurry, call on granite. You'll get blast resistance as good as stone, a choice of natural and polished finishes, an easy supply from your quarry and the very pinkest of pinks to dazzle your friends with.
Duncan Geere[1]

Granite is a type of igneous rock.

Polished granite is the polished version of granite.


Granite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Block Granite
Polished Granite
Hardness 1.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Regular granite generates anywhere underground (heights below 80) in rich seams, in an identical way to the other two stone types, as well as gravel and underground dirt. It is most commonly exposed to the surface in mountains biomes but can also be found regularly in other biomes.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Granite Diorite +
Nether Quartz

Polished Granite Granite


Granite is currently used only for decoration. It has the same blast resistance as stone, meaning it can be used as a substitute for stone when building.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Granite Slab or
Polished Granite Slab
Granite or
Polished Granite
Granite Stairs or
Polished Granite Stairs
Granite or
Polished Granite
Granite Wall
Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
Granite or
Polished Granite

Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]
Smooth Stone Slab Granite or
Polished Granite
Can use stone, andesite, polished andesite, granite, polished granite, diorite and polished diorite interchangeably.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block ID Name
Granite granite
Polished Granite polished_granite

Bedrock Edition:

Block ID Name Numeral ID
Granite stone 1

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, granite uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 Stone
1 Granite
2 Polished Granite
3 Diorite
4 Polished Diorite
5 Andesite
6 Polished Andesite



Java Edition
1.8 December 18, 2013Jeb posts the first images of granite and polished granite.
14w02a Added granite and polished granite.
14w33a Granite and polished granite can now no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
1.13 17w47a The different block states for the stone ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 1 and 2.
18w09a Polished granite now generates in underwater ruins.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added granite and polished granite.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta Granite can now generate in coral reefs.
beta Polished granite will now generate in underwater ruins.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.9 beta Granite can now be used to craft granite stairs, slabs and walls.
Polished granite can now be used to craft polished granite stairs and slabs.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Added granite and polished granite.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added granite and polished granite.


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  • In real life, granite is an igneous rock consisting of quartz, mica and feldspar. Granite has different colors from gray to distinctive pink. The word "granite" comes from the Latin term granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a crystalline rock. The pink granite in Minecraft reflected to its real life counterpart that has alkali feldspar in its composition.