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Nether quartz, or simply quartz, is a smooth, white mineral found in the Nether.
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.
|Nether Quartz Ore +
|Block of Quartz||Nether Quartz|
|Daylight Detector||Glass +
Nether Quartz +
Any wood Slab
Redstone Dust +
|Redstone Comparator||Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
|Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.[LCE only]|
Expert-level stone mason villagers have a 2⁄3 chance to buy 12 nether quartz for an emerald in Java Edition, and this trade will always be offered in Bedrock Edition.
|1.5||13w01a||Added nether quartz. They are used to craft daylight sensors and redstone comparators.|
|January 4, 2013||Jeb tweeted that nether quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.|
|January 7, 2013||Jeb tweeted a picture of some block of quartz tests potentially being replacements for the lack of limestone/marble in the game.|
|13w02a||Added block of quartz, which is crafted with nether quartz.|
|1.8||14w02a||Nether quartz can now be used to craft granite and diorite.|
|1.11||16w39a||Nether quartz is now used to craft observers.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeric ID was 406.|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of nether quartz.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.6.0||Added nether quartz.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Nether quartz is now 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 can now be used to craft redstone comparators.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Nether quartz is now used to craft observers.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Changed the texture of nether quartz.|
|20-26 nether quartz can now be sold to stone mason villagers.|
|1.11.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Trading has changed, 12 nether quartz can now be sold to stone mason villagers.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||Added nether quartz.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||Changed the texture of nether quartz.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added nether quartz.|
- All of the sensor related items that are craftable (comparator, daylight sensor, observer) are crafted with some nether quartz involved.