Nether Quartz Ore

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Nether Quartz Ore
Nether Quartz Ore JE3 BE2.png
Transparent

No

Luminant

No

Blast resistance

3

Tool

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Nether quartz ore is ore found in the Nether, and is a source of quartz.

Occurrence[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Mineral veins[edit]

Nether quartz ore can generate in the Nether in the form of mineral veins. Nether quartz ore attempts to generate 16 times per chunk in veins of size 14, from altitudes 10 to 128, in all biomes.

Obtaining[edit]

The nether quartz ore block itself (rather than its nether quartz drops) can be obtained by mining it with a pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment.

Block Nether Quartz Ore
Hardness 3
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 15
Wooden 2.25
Stone 1.15
Iron 0.75
Diamond 0.6
Netherite 0.5
Golden 0.4
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Usage[edit]

Loot[edit]

Namespaced IDSourceIncorrect toolCorrect tool
Fortune IFortune IIFortune IIISilk Touch
blocks/nether_quartz_oreNether Quartz OreNothing (100%)1 (100%)[1 (67%) or
2 (33%)]
[1 (50%) or
2 (25%) or
3 (25%)]
[1 (40%) or
2 (20%) or
3 (20%) or
4 (20%)]
1 (100%)
HardcodedNether Quartz Ore2–52–52–52–5

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Nether Quartz Nether Quartz Ore +
Any fuel


0.2

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition: ‌[upcoming: JE 1.16]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDSubtitle keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.nether_ore.break subtitles.block.generic.break 1.0? 16
?NoneBlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.nether_ore.fall None 0.5? 16
?Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.nether_ore.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit 0.25? 16
?Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.nether_ore.place subtitles.block.generic.place 1.0? 16
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.nether_ore.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps 0.15? 16

[until JE 1.16] Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDSubtitle keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.break subtitles.block.generic.break 1.00.816
None[1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fall None 0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit 0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.place subtitles.block.generic.place 1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps 0.151.016

Bedrock Edition:[needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
Breaking the blockdig.stone ? 0.8
Falling on the block with fall damagefall.stone ? ?
Mining the blockhit.stone ? 0.5
?Jumping from the blockjump.stone ? ?
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.stone ? ?
Walking on the blockstep.stone ? ?
Placing the blockuse.stone ? 0.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Nether Quartz Orenether_quartz_ore block.minecraft.nether_quartz_ore

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric IDTranslation key
Nether Quartz Orequartz_ore 153tile.quartz_ore.name

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.513w01aNether Quartz Ore JE1 BE1.png Added nether quartz ore.
Nether quartz ore drops nether quartz.
13w01bNether quartz ore can now be smelted in a furnace to make nether quartz.
1.1317w47aThe ID of nether quartz ore has now has been changed from quartz_ore to nether_quartz_ore.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 153.
1.1418w43aNether Quartz Ore JE2.png The texture of nether quartz ore has now been changed.
18w50aNether Quartz Ore JE3 BE2.png The texture of nether quartz ore has now been changed, once again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Nether Quartz Ore JE1 BE1.png Added nether quartz ore.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Nether Quartz Ore JE3 BE2.png The texture of nether quartz ore has now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Nether Quartz Ore JE1 BE1.png Added nether quartz ore.
1.90Nether Quartz Ore JE3 BE2.png The texture of nether quartz ore has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Nether Quartz Ore JE1 BE1.png Added nether quartz ore.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • Unlike netherrack, fire does not burn indefinitely on nether quartz ore.
  • Nether quartz ore has the same blast resistance as other ores, which is more than the quartz block and netherrack combined.
  • The vast quantities of easily-available nether quartz ore in the Nether, combined with the relatively large quantity of experience gained from digging it, makes nether quartz mining one of the fastest ways to level up in Minecraft.
  • Nether quartz ore is generated as part of the dimension, while netherrack is generated as part of the biome.‌[Java Edition only]
    • This can be seen, as when a Buffet world with the nether biome is generated, there is netherrack but no quartz ore.
    • In Bedrock Edition, if the Nether is generated in the Overworld as a biome, neither netherrack nor nether quartz ore is generated, but the terrain is completely made out of stone with bedrock ceiling.

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