Lodestone

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Lodestone
Lodestone JE1 BE1.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

3.5

Hardness

3.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Grass Block JE6 BE5.png
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These features have appeared in development versions, but the full update containing these features has not been released yet.

A lodestone is a block that can be used to alter the point where compasses lead.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Lodestone requires a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops itself. If mined without a pickaxe, then the mining is slower and it drops nothing.

Block Lodestone
Hardness 3.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 17.5
Wooden 2.65
Stone 1.35
Iron 0.9
Diamond 0.7
Netherite 0.6
Golden 0.45
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition 1.16[upcoming]
Lodestone Bastion remnant Bridge chest 1 100%
Bedrock Edition 1.16.0[upcoming]
Lodestone Bastion remnant Bridge chest 1 100%

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Lodestone Chiseled Stone Bricks +
Netherite Ingot

Usage[edit]

Info[edit]

Lodestones cannot be pushed by pistons; however, they can be destroyed by the ender dragon.

Lodestone Compass[edit]

Using a compass on a lodestone causes the compass to point to the lodestone. In addition, the compass uses the enchanting and potion glint. If a lodestone is broken, then the compass starts spinning randomly, similarly to compasses in the End or the Nether. This works in all dimensions. A compass spins if it is set to a lodestone in a different dimension from the one that the player is in. If a lodestone is destroyed while a paired compass is in a chest, shulker box, barrel, furnace, blast furnace, smoker, item frame, armor stand, or any other storage item, the compass does not register that the lodestone is destroyed until the item is retrieved. However, placing a lodestone back in the exact position that the original lodestone was while the compass is still in its container prevents the compass from spinning and unpairing once retrieved from its storage.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.lodestone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.lodestone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.lodestone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocks? block.lodestone.place?1.01.0[check the code]16
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.lodestone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
Lodestone Compass locks onto LodestoneItems? item.lodestone_compass.locksubtitles.item.lodestone_compass.lock1.00.85, 0.85, 0.95, 0.9516

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Lodestonelodestone block.minecraft.lodestone

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Lodestonelodestone ?tile.lodestone.name

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Country Lode, Take Me Home
Use a Compass on a LodestoneHidden in the DepthsHave a lodestone compass in your inventory.nether/use_lodestone

History[edit]

Upcoming Java Edition
1.1620w13aLodestone JE1 BE1.png Added lodestones.
20w16aLodestones now generate in chests within bastion remnants.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Lodestone JE1 BE1.png Added lodestones.
Lodestones are currently only available behind Experimental Gameplay.
Lodestones generate in chests within bastion remnants.
beta 1.16.0.63Lodestones now has its own sounds.
Lodestones are no longer behind Experimental Gameplay.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Lodestone" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • In reality, the lodestone is a naturally magnetized piece of the mineral magnetite, which can attract iron.