Diorite

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Diorite
Diorite.png
Polished Diorite.png


Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

30

Tool


Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes, 64

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Data values
Diorite
dec: 13 hex: 13 bin: 13
Polished Diorite
dec: 14 hex: 14 bin: 14
Name

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.

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.

Natural generation[edit]

Diorite generates anywhere underground in rich seams, in an identical way to andesite and granite, as well as gravel and underground dirt. It is most commonly exposed on the surface of mountains, but can also be found commonly in other biomes.

Polished diorite can be found in igloo basements under carpets[Bedrock Edition only].

Diorite generates in coral reef, replacing some blocks of coral crust.

Diorite generates in weaponsmith houses, tannery houses, and masson houses in snowy tundra villages.‌[upcoming 1.14]

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diorite Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz











2
Polished Diorite Diorite

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
(1.14)
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Diorite Stairs or
Polished Diorite Stairs
(1.14)
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Diorite Wall
(1.14)
Diorite
Granite Diorite +
Nether Quartz












Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
Diorite or
Polished Diorite














Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]
Smooth Stone Slab Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Can use stone, andesite, polished andesite, granite, polished granite, diorite and polished diorite interchangeably.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block ID Name

Diorite
diorite

Polished Diorite
polished_diorite

Bedrock Edition:

Block ID Name Numeral 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

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.8 14w02a Diorite.pngPolished Diorite.png Added diorite and polished diorite.
14w33a Diorite and polished diorite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
1.13 17w47a The 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.
18w09a Polished diorite will now generate in underwater ruins.
July 11, 2018Diorite Revision -3.png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diorite texture.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Diorite TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Diorite's texture has now been changed.
18w44a Diorite TextureUpdate.png Diorite's texture has now been changed, once again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Diorite.pngPolished Diorite.png Added diorite and polished diorite.
Pocket Edition
1.0 alpha 0.17.0 Polished diorite can now be found in igloo basement under carpets.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta 1.2.14.2 Diorite can now generate as part of coral reefs.
beta 1.2.20.1 Polished diorite will now generate in underwater ruins.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.9 beta 1.9.0.0 Diorite can be used to craft diorite stairs, slabs and walls.
Polished diorite can now be used to craft polished diorite stairs and slabs.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Diorite.pngPolished Diorite.png Added diorite and polished diorite.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Diorite and polished diorite.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "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 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.
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