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|“||So next time you need a pink castle in a hurry, call on granite. You'll get blast resistance as good as stone, a choice of natural and polished finishes, an easy supply from your quarry and the very pinkest of pinks to dazzle your friends with.||„|
|— Duncan Geere|
Granite is a type of igneous rock.
Polished granite is the polished version of granite.
Granite 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 granite generates anywhere underground (heights below 80) 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.
Granite is currently used only for decoration. It has the same blast resistance as stone, meaning it can be used as a substitute for stone when building.
|Granite Slab or
Polished Granite Slab
|Granite Stairs or
Polished Granite Stairs
|Redstone Comparator||Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
|Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.[Legacy Console Edition only]|
|Smooth Stone Slab||Granite or
|Can use stone, andesite, polished andesite, granite, polished granite, diorite and polished diorite interchangeably.[Legacy Console Edition only]|
|Block||ID Name||Numeral ID|
In Bedrock Edition, granite uses the following data values:
|1.8||December 18, 2013||Jeb posts the first images of granite and polished granite.|
|14w02a||Added granite and polished granite.|
|14w33a||Granite and polished granite can now no longer be used to craft stone slabs.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 1 and 2.|
|18w09a||Polished granite now generates in underwater ruins.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added granite and polished granite.|
|1.4||beta 18.104.22.168||Granite can now generate in coral reefs.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||Polished granite will now generate in underwater ruins.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.9||beta 126.96.36.199||Granite can now be used to craft granite stairs, slabs and walls.|
|Polished granite can now be used to craft polished granite stairs and slabs.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added granite and polished granite.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added granite and polished granite.|
- In real life, granite is an igneous rock consisting of quartz, mica and feldspar. Granite has different colors from gray to distinctive pink. The word "granite" comes from the Latin term granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a crystalline rock. The pink granite in Minecraft reflected to its real life counterpart that has alkali feldspar in its composition.