Granite

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Granite
Granite Revision 2.png
Polished Granite Revision 2.png
Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

30

Tool

Renewable

Granite: No
Polished Granite: Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Drops

Itself

Data values
Granite
dec: 11 hex: 11 bin: 11
Polished Granite
dec: 12 hex: 12 bin: 12
Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

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[1]

Granite is a type of igneous rock.

Polished granite is the polished version of granite.

Natural generation[edit]

Regular granite generates anywhere underground (heights below 80) in rich seams, up to 33 granite blocks in single vein, 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.

Polished granite generates in some ocean ruins

In Bedrock Edition, granite can generate as a part of coral reefs.

Granite generates in desert village armorer houses.

Obtaining[edit]

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

Block Granite
Polished Granite
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
Granite Diorite +
Nether Quartz


Polished Granite Granite

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Polished Granite Granite

Trading[edit]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have 13 of a chance to sell 4 polished granite for one emerald as part of their trades.‌[Java Edition only]

Apprentice-level stone mason villagers have a 25% chance to sell 4 polished granite for one emerald as part of their trades.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Usage[edit]

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.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Granite Slab or
Polished Granite Slab
Granite or
Polished Granite
Granite Stairs or
Polished Granite Stairs
Granite or
Polished Granite
Granite Wall Granite
Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +
Granite or
Polished Granite

[Legacy Console Edition only]
Stonecutter Iron Ingot +
Granite or
Polished Granite

Stonecutter
[Bedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only].

Stonecutting[edit]

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

Trading[edit]

Journeyman-level Stone Mason villagers have 13 of a chance to buy 16 granite for an emerald.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Granite granite
Polished Granite polished_granite

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Granite stone 1

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, granite 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, granite 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
1.8December 18, 2013Jeb posts the first images of granite and polished granite.
14w02aGranite Revision 1.pngPolished Granite Revision 1.png Added granite and polished granite.
14w33aGranite and polished granite can now 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 1 and 2.
18w09aPolished granite now generates in underwater ruins.
1.1418w43aGranite Revision 2.pngPolished Granite Revision 2.png Changed the textures of granite and polished granite.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Granite Revision 1.pngPolished Granite Revision 1.png Added granite and polished granite.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Granite can now generate in coral reefs.
beta 1.2.20.1Polished granite will now generate in underwater ruins.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Granite can now be used to craft granite stairs, slabs and walls.
Polished granite can now be used to craft polished granite stairs and slabs.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Granite now generates in brand-new desert villages.
16-21 granite can now be sold to stone mason villagers as part of their third tier trades.
4 polished granite can now be bought from stone mason villagers for 1-2 emeralds as part of their third tier trades.
Granite Revision 2.pngPolished Granite Revision 2.png Changed the textures of granite and polished granite.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has been changed, stone mason villagers now have 1/3 of a chance to sell polished granite for one emerald, and 1/3 of a chance to buy 16 granite as part of their third tier trades.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.3Trading has changed again, apprentice-level stone mason villagers now have a 25% chance to sell polished granite.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Granite Revision 1.pngPolished Granite Revision 1.png Added granite and polished granite.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Granite Revision 2.pngPolished Granite Revision 2.png Changed the textures of granite and polished granite.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Granite Revision 1.pngPolished Granite Revision 1.png Added granite and polished granite.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

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