Nether Quartz

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This article is about the item. For the ore, see Nether Quartz Ore. For the mineral block, see Block of Quartz.
Nether Quartz
Nether Quartz JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Nether quartz is a smooth, white mineral found in the Nether.

Obtaining[edit]

Block loot[edit]

Nether quartz ore mined using a pickaxe drops one unit of nether quartz. If the pickaxe is enchanted with Fortune, it may drop an extra unit per level of Fortune, up to a maximum of four with Fortune III. If the pickaxe is enchanted with Silk Touch, the ore drops itself.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Nether Quartz Bastion remnant Treasure chest 8–23 33.7%
Bedrock Edition
Nether Quartz Bastion remnant Treasure chest 8–23 29.4%

Smelting[edit]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Nether Quartz Ore +
Any fuel


0.2

Bartering[edit]

Piglins may barter 8–16 nether quartz when given a gold ingot.

Usage[edit]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Quartz Nether Quartz

Daylight Detector Glass +
Nether Quartz +
Any wood Slab

Diorite Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz
Granite Diorite +
Nether Quartz


Observer Cobblestone +
Redstone Dust +
Nether Quartz

Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
Stone

Trading[edit]

Expert-level stone mason villagers have a 133 chance to trade 12 nether quartz for one emerald in Java Edition, and this trade is always offered in Bedrock Edition.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Nether Quartzquartz item.minecraft.quartz

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Nether Quartzquartz 406item.quartz.name

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.513w01aNether Quartz JE1 BE1.png Added nether quartz.
Nether quartz is used to craft daylight sensors and redstone comparators.
January 4, 2013Jeb tweeted that nether quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.
January 7, 2013Jeb tweeted a picture of some block of quartz tests potentially being replacements for the lack of limestone/marble in the game.
13w02aAdded block of quartz, which is crafted with nether quartz.
1.814w02aNether quartz can now be used to craft granite and diorite.
1.1116w39aNether quartz is now used to craft observers.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeric ID was 406.
1.1418w43aNether Quartz JE2 BE2.png The texture of nether quartz has now been changed.
1.1620w07aNether quartz now has a 1109 (~0.92%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 1–4, making it renewable.
20w09aNether quartz now has a 10226 (~4.42%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 1–5.
20w10aNether quartz now has a 20411 (~4.87%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 8-16.
20w11aNether quartz now has a 20417 (~4.80%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering.
20w13aNether quartz now has a 20424 (~4.72%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering.
20w20aNether quartz now has a 20423 (~4.73%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering.
1.16.220w28aNether quartz now has a 20459 (~4.36%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 5-12.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0Nether Quartz JE1 BE1.png Added nether quartz.
0.12.1build 1Nether quartz is no longer available from the Nether reactor and is now available from the Nether.
0.13.0build 1Nether quartz is now used to craft daylight sensors.
0.14.0build 1Nether quartz can now be used to craft redstone comparators.
0.15.0build 1Nether quartz is now used to craft observers.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Nether Quartz JE2 BE2.png The texture of nether quartz has now been changed.
Between 20 and 26 nether quartz can now be sold to stone mason villagers.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has now been changed, 12 nether quartz can now be sold to stone mason villagers.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Nether Quartz can now be obtained from bartering with piglin.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU1 1.04 Patch 11.0.1Nether Quartz JE1 BE1.png Added nether quartz.
1.90 Nether Quartz JE2 BE2.png The texture of nether quartz has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Nether Quartz JE1 BE1.png Added nether quartz.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • All of the sensor related items that are craftable (comparator, daylight sensor, observer) are crafted with some nether quartz involved.

References[edit]