Block of Quartz

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Block of Quartz




Blast resistance






Yes (64)





Data value

dec: 155 hex: 9B bin: 10011011



Tom Stone Mojang avatar.png Oh, come on. You're not fooling anyone. We know you didn't build your palace out of Nether Quartz because you think it looks good – you're just humblebragging that you've been to the Nether, mined the place rotten for Nether Quartz ore, and then got back alive. Alive and smug. Now we have to live next to your magnificent palace made of quartz in our hut made of dirt. Grumble grumble...
Tom Stone[1]

A block of quartz is a mineral block used only for decoration.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Blocks of quartz can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Block of Quartz

Chiseled Quartz Block

Pillar Quartz Block
Hardness 0.8
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 4
Wooden 0.65
Stone 0.35
Iron 0.2
Diamond 0.2
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Quartz Nether Quartz

Chiseled Quartz Block Quartz Slab

Pillar Quartz Block Block of Quartz

Usage[edit | edit source]

Chiseled[Bedrock Edition only] and pillar quartz blocks are orientable like logs.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Quartz Slab Any Quartz Block
Quartz Stairs Any Quartz Block

Data values[edit | edit source]

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values
DV Description

0 Block of Quartz

1 Chiseled Quartz Block

2 Pillar Quartz Block (vertical)

3 Pillar Quartz Block (north-south)

4 Pillar Quartz Block (east-west)

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

Block of Quartz
Chiseled Quartz Block
Pillar Quartz Block (east–west)
Pillar Quartz Block (vertical)
Pillar Quartz Block (north–south)

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.5 January 5, 2013Jeb tweeted that nether quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.
January 7, 2013Jeb tweeted the first image about the nether quartz block.
January 9, 2013Jeb released the textures for snapshot 13w02a early, which included the textures for the nether quartz block. This revealed there would be at least three variants: The standard block, a lines variant, and a chiseled variant. There are 7 textures for the blocks.
13w02a Blocks of quartz were added to the game.
13w03a Pillar quartz blocks can be placed sideways.
1.9 15w47a Pillar quartz block now has 3 block states, lines_x, lines_y and lines_z, where it previously just had 1 state, lines.
1.13 17w47a Pillar quartz block renamed to quartz pillar.
Pocket Edition Alpha
January 15, 2013Jeb tweeted that he would add nether quartz blocks.
0.6.0 Added block of quartz, pillar quartz block, chiseled quartz block and quartz stairs, however only blocks of quartz are craftable in survival
0.7.3 Added quartz slabs. They are craftable in Survival.
0.7.4 Chiseled quartz block and pillar quartz craftable in survival.
0.11.0 build 1 Can now be used to craft quartz stairs.
0.12.1 build 4 Pillar quartz blocks can be placed sideways.
0.13.0 ?Chiseled quartz blocks can be placed sideways.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Added block of quartz, pillar quartz block and chiseled quartz block, along with craftable quartz stairs and slabs.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Block of Quartz”, “Quartz Block”, “Chiselled Quartz Block”, or ”Pillar Quartz Block“ are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Because of the low blast resistance of regular quartz blocks, it may be preferable to use two quartz slabs when making fortifications using quartz.
  • Unlike other mineral blocks, it is impossible to craft quartz blocks into nether quartz, so it is not possible to use quartz blocks as storage for nether quartz.

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References[edit | edit source]

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