Andesite

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Andesite
Andesite.png
Polished Andesite.png


Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Tool


Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes, 64

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Data values
Andesite
dec: 15 hex: 15 bin: 15
Polished Andesite
dec: 16 hex: 16 bin: 16
Name

stone


Andesite is a type of igneous rock.


Polished andesite is the polished version of andesite.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Andesite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Block
Andesite


Polished Andesite
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

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 extreme hills biomes but can also be found regularly in other biomes.

One block of polished andesite can be found in igloo basements. Blocks of polished andesite can also be found in the "nature" and "forge" rooms of woodland mansions.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Andesite Diorite +
Cobblestone











2

Polished Andesite Andesite

Usage[edit | edit source]

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.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
Andesite or
Polished Andesite














Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]
Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone +
Andesite or
Polished Andesite














Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.[Bedrock Edition only]
Stone Slab Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]

Data values[edit | edit source]

Andesite has the ID name minecraft:stone, which it shares with stone, diorite, and granite, differentiated by its block data. Andesite also has a block state which is expected to replace the functionality of block data in a future version.

Block data[edit | edit source]

DV Description

0 Stone

1 Granite

2 Polished Granite

3 Diorite

4 Polished Diorite

5 Andesite

6 Polished Andesite

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 variant
stone
Stone
granite
Granite
smooth_granite
Polished Granite
diorite
Diorite
smooth_diorite
Polished Diorite
andesite
Andesite
smooth_andesite
Polished Andesite

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.8 14w02a Added andesite and polished andesite.
14w33a Andesite and polished andesite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
1.9 15w44a One block of polished andesite can be found in igloo basements.
1.11 16w39a Polished andesite now generate in woodland mansions.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added andesite and polished andesite.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 One block of polished andesite can be found in igloo basements.
1.1 build 1 Polished andesite now generate in woodland mansions.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Added andesite and polished andesite.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]