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|“||Andesite is one of the three special stone variants that you'll find in Minecraft, alongside granite and diorite. All three were added at the same time in snapshot 14w02a back in 2014. They generate in place of stone underground below y-level 80, in veins of similar shape and size to gravel and dirt, but as well as looking underground, you'll occasionally find andesite exposed to the surface in extreme hills biomes. Igloo basements and woodland mansions have a few blocks too.||„|
|— Duncan Geere|
Andesite is a type of igneous rock.
Polished andesite is the polished version of andesite.
Andesite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Regular andesite generates anywhere underground in rich seams, in an identical way to the other two stone types, as well as gravel and underground dirt. It is most commonly exposed to the surface in mountains biomes but can also be found regularly in other biomes.
Andesite is currently only used for decoration. It has the same blast resistance as stone, meaning it can be used as a substitute for stone when building.
|Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Slab
|Andesite Stairs or
Polished Andesite Stairs
(1.14[Java and Bedrock editions only])
(1.14[Java and Bedrock editions only])
|Redstone Comparator||Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
|Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.[Legacy Console Edition only]|
|Smooth Stone Slab||Andesite or
|Can use stone, andesite, polished andesite, granite, polished granite, diorite and polished diorite interchangeably.[Legacy Console Edition only]|
Stone mason villagers buy 16-21 andesite for an emerald as part of their third tier trades.[upcoming: BE 1.10]
|Block||Name ID||Numeric ID|
In Bedrock Edition, andesite uses the following data values:
|1.8||14w02a||Added andesite and polished andesite.|
|14w33a||Andesite and polished andesite can now no longer be used to craft stone slabs.|
|1.9||15w44a||One block of polished andesite can now be found in igloo basements.|
|1.11||16w39a||Polished andesite will now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 5 and 6.|
|July 11, 2018||Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated andesite texture.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w43a||Andesite's texture has now been changed.|
|18w44a||Andesite's texture has now been changed, once again.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added andesite and polished andesite.|
|1.1.0||alpha 184.108.40.206||Polished andesite will now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.4.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Andesite can now generate as part of the coral crust.|
|1.9.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Polished andesite can now be used to craft polished andesite stairs and slabs.|
|Andesite can now be used to craft andesite stairs, slabs and walls.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.10.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Andesite can now be sold to stone mason villagers.|
|Polished andesite can now be obtained via trading with stone mason villagers.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added andesite and polished andesite.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added andesite and polished andesite.|
- In real life, andesite is an extrusive igneous rock, meaning that it is formed from magma (thus igneous) that had flowed out to the surface (thus extrusive) as lava and cooled down.
- Andesite's intrusive counterpart is diorite, meaning that diorite and andesite are made of the same materials but diorite formed inside the earth instead of flowing out.
- In other words, andesite is rock formed from cooled lava, and diorite is rock formed from cooled magma.
Andesite found in a mountains biome.
- "Block of the Week: Andesite" – Minecraft.net, January 5, 2018