Block of Quartz

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Block of Quartz
Block of Quartz.png
Chiseled Quartz Block Axis Y.pngChiseled Quartz Block Axis X.pngChiseled Quartz Block Axis Z.pngChiseled Quartz Block Axis None.png
Quartz Pillar Axis Y.pngQuartz Pillar Axis X.pngQuartz Pillar Axis Z.pngQuartz Pillar Axis None.png
Smooth Quartz.png
Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

4

Tool

Renewable

Pillar and Chiseled: Yes
Others: Yes‌[JELCE & upcoming BE only]

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 155 hex: 9B bin: 10011011

Name

See § Data values

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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. It can be turned into chiseled quartz block, quartz pillar[n 1], or smooth quartz[n 2].

Obtaining[edit]

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

Block Block of Quartz
Chiseled Quartz Block
Quartz Pillar
Smooth Quartz
Hardness 0.8
Tool
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. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Quartz Nether Quartz

Chiseled Quartz Block Quartz Slab

Quartz Pillar Block of Quartz

Smelting[edit]

Ingredients Smelting recipe Description
Block of Quartz +
Any fuel


Trading[edit]

Master-level stone mason villagers sell a quartz pillar for one emerald as their trade.‌[Bedrock Edition only][until BE 1.12.0]

Master-level stone mason villagers have a 50% chance to either sell a block of quartz or a quartz pillar for one emerald as their trade.‌[upcoming: BE 1.12.0]

Master-level stone mason villagers sell both a quartz block for one emerald and a quartz pillar for one emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

Usage[edit]

Quartz blocks cannot be used to store Nether quartz, due to the fact that they cannot be crafted back into Nether quartz.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

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

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block Name ID
Block of Quartz quartz_block
Chiseled Quartz Block chiseled_quartz_block
Quartz Pillar quartz_pillar
Smooth Quartz smooth_quartz

Bedrock Edition:

Block Name ID Numeric ID
Block of Quartz quartz_block 155

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, block of quartz uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 Block of Quartz
1 Chiseled Quartz Block (vertical)
2 Pillar Quartz Block (vertical)
3 Smooth Quartz
5 Chiseled Quartz Block (east-west)
6 Pillar Quartz Block (east-west)
9 Chiseled Quartz Block (north-south)
10 Pillar Quartz Block (north-south)
13 Chiseled Quartz Block (all side texture)
14 Pillar Quartz Block (all side texture)

Block states[edit]

Quartz Pillar

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
axisy xThe pillar is oriented east–west.
yThe pillar is oriented vertically.
zThe pillar is oriented north–south.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

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Java Edition
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.
1.513w02aBlocks of quartz have now been added to the game.
13w03aPillar quartz blocks can now be placed sideways.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the quartz_block ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Pillar quartz block has now been renamed to quartz pillar.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 155 and 43.
1.1418w43aSmooth quartz can now be obtained by smelting blocks of quartz.
Quartz block TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Quartz Pillar TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Changed the texture of block of quartz and quartz pillars.
18w50aQuartz Pillar TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of quartz pillars again.
19w08aSmooth quartz uses the bottom texture of normal quartz blocks, rather than the top texture.
19w09aBlocks of quartz now use the side texture on the bottom side.
19w13bQuartz block TextureUpdate.png Changed the block of quartz so it no longer bleeds into smooth quartz.
Pocket Edition Alpha
January 15, 2013Jeb tweeted that he would add nether quartz blocks.
0.6.0Added block of quartz, pillar quartz block, chiseled quartz block and quartz stairs.
Only blocks of quartz are currently craftable in survival.
0.7.3Added quartz slabs, which are craftable in survival.
0.7.4Chiseled quartz block and pillar quartz are now craftable in survival.
0.11.0build 1Blocks of quartz can now be used to craft quartz stairs.
0.12.1build 4Pillar quartz blocks can now be placed sideways.
0.13.0?Chiseled quartz blocks can now be placed sideways.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Smooth quartz can now be obtained by smelting regular blocks of quartz.
Smooth quartz can be used to craft smooth quartz slabs and stairs.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Quartz block TextureUpdate.png Quartz Pillar TextureUpdate.png Smooth Quartz.png Changed the texture of blocks of quartz, pillar quartz blocks and smooth quartz blocks.
Pillar quartz block is now renewable, due to it is sold by stone mason villager for 1-2 emeralds.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Pillar quartz block sold by stone mason villager now only cost one emerald.
?Chiseled quartz blocks can no longer be placed over the x and z axis.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.3Trading changed, master-level stone mason now sell block of quartz or pillar quartz.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 11.0.1Added block of quartz, pillar quartz block and chiseled quartz block, along with craftable quartz stairs and slabs.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Block of Quartz", "Quartz Block", "Chiseled Quartz Block", "Pillar Quartz Block", or "Pillar Quartz" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Known as Quartz Pillar in Java Edition and Pillar Quartz Block in Bedrock and Legacy Console editions
  2. Known as Smooth Quartz in Java Edition and Smooth Quartz Block in Bedrock and PlayStation 4 editions

References[edit]