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Diorite
Diorite JE4 BE3.png
Polished Diorite JE2 BE2.png
Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

30

Tool

Renewable

Diorite: No
Polished Diorite: Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Drops

Itself

Data values
Diorite
dec: 13 hex: 13 bin: 13
Polished Diorite
dec: 14 hex: 14 bin: 14
Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Which of Minecraft’s blocks is found all over the Overworld, looks a bit like a cross between cobblestone and quartz, and sounds like something you’d yell while hacking at a zombie invading your house? Conveniently enough, it’s our Block of the Week: Diorite!

Duncan Geere[1]

Diorite is a type of igneous rock.

Polished diorite is the polished version of diorite.

Occurence[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Diorite generates in coral reefs, replacing some blocks of coral crust.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Polished diorite also generate in warm underwater ruins.

Diorite generates in weaponsmith houses, tannery houses, and mason houses in snowy tundra villages.

Mineral veins[edit]

Diorite can generate in the Overworld in the form of mineral veins. Diorite attempts to generate 10 times per chunk in veins of size 33, from altitudes 0 to 80, in all biomes.

Obtaining[edit]

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

Block Diorite
Polished Diorite
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. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diorite Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz

2
Polished Diorite Diorite

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Polished Diorite Diorite

Trading[edit]

Apprentice-level stone mason villagers have a 14 chance to sell 4 polished diorite for an emerald as part of their trades.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 13 chance to sell 4 polished diorite for an emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

Usage[edit]

Diorite 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]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Andesite Diorite +
Cobblestone
Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Slab
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Diorite Stairs or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Diorite Wall Diorite
Granite Diorite +
Nether Quartz


Stonecutter Iron Ingot +
Diorite or
Polished Diorite

Stonecutter
[Bedrock Edition only]

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Diorite Slab or
Diorite Stairs or
Diorite Wall or
Polished Diorite or
Polished Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Diorite
Polished Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Polished Diorite

Trading[edit]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 13 chance to buy 16 diorite for an emerald.

Sounds[edit]

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.stone.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.stone.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.stone.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.stone.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.stone.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Diorite diorite
Polished Diorite polished_diorite

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Diorite stone 1

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, diorite uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 Stone
1 Granite
2 Polished Granite
3 Diorite
4 Polished Diorite
5 Andesite
6 Polished Andesite

Block states[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, diorite uses the following block states:

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_typestone stoneStone
graniteGranite
granite_smoothPolished Granite
dioriteDiorite
diorite_smoothPolished Diorite
andesiteAndesite
andesite_smoothPolished Andesite

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.814w02aDiorite JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite JE1 BE1.png Added diorite and polished diorite.
14w33aDiorite and polished diorite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the stone ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 3 and 4.
18w09aPolished diorite will now generate in underwater ruins.
July 11, 2018Diorite (Texture Update pre-release 1).png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diorite texture.
1.1418w43aDiorite JE2.png The texture of diorite has now been changed.
18w44aDiorite JE3 BE2.png The texture of diorite has now been changed. Small adjustments have been made to diorite's texture.
Polished Diorite JE2 BE2.png The texture of polished diorite has now been changed.
19w08aDiorite JE4 BE3.png The texture of diorite has now been changed, once again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Diorite JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite JE1 BE1.png Added diorite and polished diorite.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Polished diorite can now be found in igloo basements under carpets.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Diorite can now generate as part of coral reefs.
beta 1.2.20.1Polished diorite will now generate in underwater ruins.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Diorite can now be used to craft diorite stairs, slabs and walls.
Polished diorite can now be used to craft polished diorite stairs and slabs.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Diorite JE3 BE2.png Polished Diorite JE2 BE2.png The textures of diorite and polished diorite have now been changed.
Diorite now generates in the brand new snowy tundra villages.
Diorite can now be sold to stone mason villagers.
Polished diorite can now be obtained from trading with stone mason villagers.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has now been changed, stone mason villagers now have a 13 chance to buy 16 diorite and 13 chance to sell 14 polished diorite for an emerald.
beta 1.11.0.5Diorite JE4 BE3.png The texture of diorite has now been changed, again.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.3Trading has now been changed, once again. Apprentice-level stone mason villagers now have a 25% chance to sell 4 polished diorite.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Diorite JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite JE1 BE1.png Added diorite and polished diorite.
1.90Diorite JE3 BE2.png Polished Diorite JE2 BE2.png The textures of diorite and polished diorite have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Diorite JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite JE1 BE1.png Added diorite and polished diorite.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Diorite" or "Polished Diorite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • In real life, diorite is an intrusive igneous rock, meaning that it is formed from magma (thus igneous) that has cooled and turned into the rock below the surface of the earth (thus intrusive).
  • Diorite's extrusive equivalent is andesite, meaning that andesite and diorite are made of the same minerals, but andesite rocks are formed outside the earth instead.
    • In other words, diorite is rock formed from cooled magma, and andesite is rock formed from cooled lava.
  • Diorite is composed mainly of feldspar and small amounts of quartz and other minerals. It is an extremely hard rock and difficult to carve and work with.
  • In Minecraft: Story Mode, Reuben's grave on Episode 4 is made out of diorite and a new stair variant of it which cannot be found in Minecraft until the Village & Pillage update, which was announced months after Episode 4. It is unknown whether diorite slabs are present or not.

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