Nether Quartz

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Nether Quartz
Nether Quartz.png


Raw materials




Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 406 hex: 196 bin: 110010110



Nether quartz, or simply quartz, is an item mined exclusively in the Nether.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Mining[edit | edit source]

Nether quartz ore mined using a pickaxe will drop 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 will be dropped.

Smelting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Nether Quartz Ore +
Any fuel

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Block of Quartz Nether Quartz

Daylight Sensor Glass +
Nether Quartz +
Any Wood Slab

Diorite Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz
Granite Diorite +
Nether Quartz

Observer Cobblestone +
Redstone +
Nether Quartz

Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
Any Stone

Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]
Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +

Can use stone only, no variants.[Java Edition only]

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.5 13w01a Added nether quartz. They are used to craft daylight sensors and redstone comparators.
January 4, 2013Jeb tweeted that Nether Quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.[1]
January 7, 2013Jeb tweeted a picture of some Block of Quartz tests potentially being replacements for the lack of limestone/marble in the game.[2]
13w02a Added block of quartz, crafted with nether quartz.
1.8 14w02a Nether quartz can be used to craft granite and diorite.
1.11 16w39a Nether quartz is now used to craft observers.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0 Added nether quartz.
0.12.1 build 1 Nether quartz is no longer available from the Nether reactor and is now available from the Nether.
0.13.0 build 1 Nether quartz is now used to craft daylight sensors.
0.14.0 build 1 Nether quartz now can be used to craft redstone comparator and redstone repeater.
0.15.0 build 1 Nether quartz is now used to craft observers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Added nether quartz.

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