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Lapis Lazuli

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Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli.png

Raw materials






Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 3514 hex: 15F4 bin: 1010111114

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Alex Wiltshire Mojang avatar.png

A glimmer of blue in the dark wall of a cave - could it be DIAMOND? Ah, no. Instead you've stumbled on a seam of lapis lazuli ore. It can be fashioned into a fancy blue block (which can only otherwise to be found in the centre of Illager statues in Woodland Mansions), or into the dyes beloved of aesthetes who want to splash a bit of colour about. But it doesn't make for hardy armour, and for that reason, survival specialists may be disappointed to discover it.

Alex Wiltshire[1]

Lapis lazuli is a mineral used for enchanting and decoration.



When mined with a stone pickaxe or better, a block of lapis lazuli ore will drop 4–8 pieces of lapis lazuli. With the Fortune III enchantment, a single block has a chance of dropping up to 32 pieces.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Lapis Lazuli Block



Ingredients Smelting recipe
Lapis Lazuli Ore +
Any fuel


In Java Edition, cleric villagers may give players with the Hero of the Village effect lapis lazuli.


Apprentice-level cleric villagers sell one lapis lazuli for an emerald as part of their trades.

In Bedrock Edition, wandering traders may sell 3 lapis lazuli for an emerald.

Natural generation[edit]

Lapis lazuli can be found in 25.4% of village temple chests in stacks of 1–4, in 61.5% of shipwreck treasure chests in stacks of 1–10, and in 16.9% of chest minecarts in Mineshafts in stacks of 4–9.



1–3 pieces of lapis lazuli can be used to enchant items in an enchantment table.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Blue Balloon Latex +
Lapis Lazuli +
Helium +

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Bed White Bed +
Lapis Lazuli

White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Java Edition only]
Blue Bed Any Bed +
Lapis Lazuli

A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[BedrockEducation and Legacy Console editions only]
Blue Carpet White Carpet +
Lapis Lazuli
Blue Concrete Powder Lapis Lazuli +
Sand +
Blue Dye Lapis Lazuli

Blue Firework Star Gunpowder +
Lapis Lazuli +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +

Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Blue Shulker Box Shulker Box or
Any Shulker Box +
Lapis Lazuli

The shulker box retains its contents. If it was renamed on an anvil, it will also retain its name.
Blue Stained Glass Glass +
Lapis Lazuli
Blue Stained Glass Pane Glass Pane +
Lapis Lazuli
Blue Terracotta Terracotta +
Lapis Lazuli
Blue Wool Any Wool +
Lapis Lazuli

[BedrockEducation and New Nintendo 3DS editions only]
Blue Wool White Wool +
Lapis Lazuli

[Java and Legacy Console editions only]
Lapis Lazuli Block Lapis Lazuli

Blue Banner pattern Lapis Lazuli +

Blue Banner image Lapis Lazuli +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple

Loom ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Loom recipe Description
Blue Banner pattern White Banner +
Lapis Lazuli

Field masoned banner and bordure indented banner don't require banner patterns.‌[Java Edition only]

Lapis Lazuli can be used as a dye.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Note: The loom is using the Java Edition interface.

Blue Banner image White Banner +
Lapis Lazuli +
Banner Pattern

  1. Globe banner pattern;‌[Java Edition only]
  2. Field masoned and bordure indented banner patterns.‌[Bedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only]

Lapis Lazuli can be used as a dye.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Note: The loom is using the Java Edition interface.


Information icon.svg
This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition, Education Edition and New Nintendo 3DS Edition.

Like all other dyes, lapis lazuli can be:

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item Namespaced ID
Lapis Lazuli lapis_lazuli

Bedrock Edition:

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Lapis Lazuli dye 351

In Bedrock Edition, lapis lazuli has the ID name dye, with a data value of 4.

DV Description
0 Ink Sac
1 Red Dye
2 Green Dye
3 Cocoa Beans
4 Lapis Lazuli
5 Purple Dye
6 Cyan Dye
7 Light Gray Dye
8 Gray Dye
9 Pink Dye
10 Lime Dye
11 Yellow Dye
12 Light Blue Dye
13 Magenta Dye
14 Orange Dye
15 Bone Meal
16 Black Dye
17 Brown Dye
18 Blue Dye
19 White Dye

Any number larger than 19 will always be bone meal.


Java Edition Beta
1.2Lapis Lazuli Revision 1.png Added lapis lazuli.
1.2_02Lapis lazuli ore can now be found at bedrock level and will now drop 4–8 lapis lazuli per block mined (increased from 1) on singleplayer only. However, servers have not been affected yet.
1.8?Lapis lazuli can now be found in mineshaft chests.
Java Edition
1.4.212w34aLapis lazuli can now be used to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.612w49aLapis lazuli can now be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.113w19aLapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue stained clay.
1.7.213w36aWith the addition of new flowers, many secondary and tertiary dyes are now primary dyes.
13w41aLapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue stained glass.
1.814w02aEnchanting will now require lapis lazuli. Different enchantments require different amounts of levels and different amounts of levels will now require different amounts of lapis lazuli (between 1-3).
Cleric villagers will now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald, making it a renewable resource.
14w30aLapis lazuli can now be used to dye banners.
1.915w44aThe average yield of lapis lazuli in mineshaft chests has now been decreased.
1.1317w47aThe different data values for the dye ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.
18w11aLapis lazuli will now generate in shipwreck chests.
1.1418w43aLapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue dye.
Lapis lazuli can no longer be used as a dye.
Lapis Lazuli TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of lapis lazuli.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0Lapis Lazuli Revision 1.png Added lapis lazuli.
0.12.1build 1Lapis lazuli is now required for enchanting.
0.14.0build 1Lapis lazuli can now be found inside minecart with chests in abandoned mineshafts.
Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4alpha villagers will now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald.
Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker shells.
1.1.0alpha lazuli can now be used to dye shulker boxes and beds.
Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue concrete powder.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta lazuli can now be used to dye banners, firework stars and glass.
1.4.0beta lazuli can now be found in shipwreck treasure chests.
beta lazuli can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.
1.8.0beta lazuli can now be used to craft blue dyes.
1.10.0beta lazuli are now sold by wandering traders.
Lapis Lazuli TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of lapis lazuli.
1.11.0beta lazuli can now be found in desert village temple chests.
beta villagers now only sell one lapis lazuli for one emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Lapis Lazuli Revision 1.png Added lapis lazuli.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Lapis can now be used in enchanting.


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  • In real life, lapis lazuli is a blue gem that may be ground and processed into ultramarine pigment. Lapis lazuli pigment has been famously used in the production of illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and cave paintings. It was also used by Egyptians for their jewelry and other valuable items (see Wikipedia page).