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|“||Sandstone is pretty easy to find in Minecraft. Find a desert and start digging. The upper layers of the ground will be regular sand, but below that the weight has compressed the sand into tougher sandstone blocks that hold their shape and won't fall. If all that digging sounds like hard work, then track down a desert village, well or temple instead - all of which are made of different kinds of sandstone. Or - for the very laziest amongst you - just combine four sand in a crafting grid.||„|
|— Duncan Geere|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Regular sandstone will generate in deserts and beaches, compressed below a few meters of sand blocks. This protects sand from falling into natural caves and ravines. Red sandstone will not generate beneath red sand, as orange terracotta does this instead.
Naturally-generated structures will also comprise normal sandstone if generated in a desert. The desert wells will be made of normal sandstone, villages made of normal and cut sandstone, and desert temples made of normal, cut and chiseled sandstone. Also, underwater ruins contain sandstone and its variants. All of these will also be made partially of sandstone slabs and stairs. No naturally generated structures are made of red sandstone.
|Cut Sandstone or
Cut Red Sandstone
|Chiseled Sandstone or
Chiseled Red Sandstone
|Sandstone Slab or
Red Sandstone Slab
|Red Sandstone +
Cut Red Sandstone
Chiseled Red Sandstone
Smooth Red Sandstone
|Block||ID Name||Numeral ID|
- See also: Data values
In Bedrock Edition, sandstone and red sandstone uses the following data values:
|2||Smooth Sandstone[until 1.9]
Cut Sandstone[upcoming 1.9]
|3||Smooth Sandstone[upcoming 1.9]|
- Red Sandstone
|1||Chiseled Red Sandstone|
|2||Smooth Red Sandstone[until 1.9]
Cut Red Sandstone[upcoming 1.9]
|3||Smooth Red Sandstone[upcoming 1.9]|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.3||Sandstone is now found below three blocks of naturally generated sand.|
|Added the ability to craft sandstone slabs from sandstone.|
|1.8||?||Sandstone will now no longer occur naturally in chunks generated.|
|1.8.1||The issue from Beta 1.8 has now been resolved, allowing sandstone to now naturally occur in generated chunks.|
|1.2.1||?||Two textures have now been added to the terrain.png and might be used as decorative sandstone variants. However, these textures do not appear in the game, at the moment.|
|1.2.4||The textures added in 1.2 have now been changed, and the blocks which use them have now been actually implemented, using the same in-game name as regular sandstone.|
|The normal sandstone's texture has now been changed changed.|
|1.3.1||12w19a||Distinct names (chiseled sandstone and smooth sandstone) have now been given to the variants of sandstone. Before this update, chiseled sandstone was often referred to as hieroglyphic sandstone or decorative sandstone.|
|12w21a||Added desert temples, which use all three variants of sandstone as building materials.|
|Added sandstone stairs.|
|12w21b||Added crafting recipe for sandstone stairs.|
|12w22a||Inventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing |
|1.8||14w20a||Sandstone will now generate at the entrances of caves.|
|14w29a||Smooth sandstone can now no longer be crafted into itself.|
|August 5, 2014||Dinnerbone tweets a screenshot containing red sandstone.|
|14w32a||Added red sandstone.|
|Red sandstone will now generate in mesa caves, instead of sandstone.|
|1.10||16w20a||Sandstone will now no longer generate at the entrances of caves; the sand is now left unsupported in these locations.|
|Red sandstone will now no longer generate naturally, as it only ever generated at the entrances of caves.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different |
|Smooth (red) sandstone has now been renamed to cut (red) sandstone.|
|Added item form for the smooth double slab sandstone.|
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 24 and 179.|
|18w09a||Sandstone will now generate in underwater ruins.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w43a||Smooth and smooth red sandstone can now be obtained by smelting sandstone and red sandstone, respectively.|
|Sandstone's texture has now been changed.|
|18w44a||Sandstone's texture has now been changed, once again.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0|| Added regular sandstone.|
|0.6.0||Added chiseled and smooth sandstone.|
|Sandstone is now crafted in the stonecutter.|
|0.7.3||Sandstone stairs were made craftable.|
|0.9.0||?||Sandstone and cut sandstone will now generate in desert villages.|
|?||Sandstone will now generate in desert wells.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Sandstone is now no longer crafted in the stonecutter.|
|Sandstone, cut sandstone and chiseled sandstone will now generate in desert temples.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Added red sandstone.|
|1.4||beta 22.214.171.124||Sandstone, cut sandstone and chiseled sandstone will now generate in warm underwater ruins.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.9||beta 126.96.36.199||Renamed smooth sandstone and smooth red sandstone to cut sandstone and cut red sandstone.|
|Sandstone and Red Sandstone can be used to craft Sandstone Wall and Red sandstone wall.|
|Cut Sandstone and Cut Red Sandstone can be used to craft Cut Sandstone Slab and Cut Red Sandstone Slab.|
|Smooth Sandstone now obtainable by smelting regular sandstone, which can be used to craft Smooth sandstone Slab and Stairs.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1|| Added sandstone.|
|Added the variants of sandstone. They will drop the original sandstone upon breaking.|
|TU14||1.04||Added crafting recipes for smooth and chiseled sandstone.|
|Smooth and chiseled sandstone will now drop themselves.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added red sandstone and its variants.|
- Chiseled sandstone has the image of a creeper on it, while chiseled red sandstone has the image of a wither on it.
Natural sandstone found at the bottom of a stack of sand.
Natural sandstone blocking sand from entering a cave system.
Natural sandstone well.
A player-made pyramid made out of sandstone, cut sandstone and chiseled sandstone.
The different kinds of sand-based blocks.
The first image of red sandstone, as tweeted by Nathan Adams.
Red sandstone generating at the entrance of a badlands cave.
Sandstone generating as part of an underwater ruin.
- "Block of the Week: Sandstone" – Minecraft.net, August 25, 2017
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