Nether Quartz Ore
|Catches fire from lava||
dec: 153 hex: 99 bin: 10011001
See § Data values
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|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
Nether quartz ore drops one nether quartz and 2 to 5 experience when mined with any pickaxe. Mining with a Fortune enchanted pickaxe will increase possible yields by 1 per level (up to 4 with level 3) (with an average of 2.2 quartz per ore with Fortune III, based on the mechanics of the fortune enchantment.)
|Nether Quartz||Nether Quartz Ore +
This recipe awards 0.2 experience.
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
||(Plays when fallen on from a height)||Blocks||0.75||0.5||16|
|Nether Quartz Ore|
|Block||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
|Nether Quartz Ore||
|1.5||13w01a||Added nether quartz ore.|
|Nether quartz ore drops nether quartz.|
|13w01b||Nether quartz ore can now be smelted in a furnace to make nether quartz.|
|1.13||17w47a||The ID of nether quartz ore has now has been changed from |
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 153.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of nether quartz ore has now been changed.|
|18w50a||The texture of nether quartz ore has now been changed, once again.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added nether quartz ore.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||The texture of nether quartz ore has now been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||Added nether quartz ore.|
|1.90||The texture of nether quartz ore has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added nether quartz ore.|
- 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 texture of nether quartz is the same as netherrack's, but with white streaks added. A similar design is used in the coal block, but with black streaks on a stone block.
- Nether quartz ore was originally planned at MINECON 2013 as an ore that will generate in the Nether to promote Nether exploration. This ore was planned to be either a type of redstone, or be an ore that will drop an item used in redstone circuitry. See nether quartz.
- 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 will be 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.