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Diorite

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

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Diorite is a type of igneous rock.

Polished diorite is the polished version of diorite.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[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 1-33, from altitudes 0 to 79, in all biomes.

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

In Bedrock Edition, diorite generates in coral reefs, replacing some blocks of coral crust.

Polished diorite also generate in warm underwater ruins.

Breaking[edit]

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

Block Diorite
Polished Diorite
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

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 used only 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
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


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]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
Breaking the blockdig.stone? 0.8
Falling on the block with fall damagefall.stone? ?
Mining the blockhit.stone? 0.5
?Jumping from the blockjump.stone? ?
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.stone? ?
Walking on the blockstep.stone? ?
Placing the blockuse.stone? 0.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Dioritediorite block.minecraft.diorite
Polished Dioritepolished_diorite block.minecraft.polished_diorite

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Dioritestone 1tile.stone.diorite.name
tile.stone.dioriteSmooth.name

Block states[edit]

Bedrock Edition:

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

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

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 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 now generates 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 been changed.
18w44aDiorite JE3 BE2.png The texture of diorite has been changed. Small adjustments have been made to diorite's texture.
Polished Diorite JE2 BE2.png The texture of polished diorite has been changed.
19w08aDiorite JE4 BE3.png The texture of diorite has been changed, once again.
1.1620w07aAs piglins may now barter gold ingots for nether quartz (one of the crafting ingredients for diorite, alongside cobblestone) and cobblestone and gold ingots both being renewable sources), diorite is now renewable.
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 now generates 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 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 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 been changed, again.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.3Trading has 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 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.

Gallery[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]