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Stone Revision 4.png
Smooth Stone Revision 2.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

It has been suggested that the contents of this page be split into "Stone" and "Smooth Stone". Discuss
The topics presented on this page may be diverse enough to warrant distinct pages.
Reason: Pretty different blocks, why are they even together?
Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

This grey stalwart is one of the original Minecraft blocks, added alongside dirt and wood planks on [May 16, 2009], while the game was in its very earliest stages of development. In fact, it's almost as old as the name "Minecraft" itself – before that date, the game was simply known as "Cave Game", while afterwards it became "Minecraft: Order of the Stone".

Duncan Geere[1]

Stone is a block found underground in the Overworld or on mountains.

Smooth stone is a variant of stone made by smelting regular stone.

Natural generation[edit]

Stone makes up the majority of the solid blocks generated. When chunks generate, stone can be found under 1-5 layers of grass and dirt in most biomes.

When the world is generating new chunks, some stone becomes ore, and almost every cavern and mineshaft generates at stone level.

Smooth stone generates inside some houses in plains, savanna, and snowy tundra villages.‌[Java and Bedrock editions only]

Water and lava[edit]

A simple stone generator.

Stone can also be made by lava flowing on top of water. The water is replaced by stone.


Stone requires a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops cobblestone. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing. If stone is mined with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe, it drops itself.

Block Stone
Hardness 1.5
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.

Chest loot[edit]

Stone can be found in 37.7% of village mason chests in stacks of 1.

Smooth stone can be found in 20.8% of village mason chests in stacks of 1.


Smooth stone can be smelted from stone.

In Bedrock Edition, it can also be obtained by smelting granite, andesite, and diorite.[until BE 1.13.0][2]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Stone Cobblestone +
Any fuel

Smooth Stone Stone +
Any fuel

This recipe awards 0.1 experience.



Even though cobblestone is used to craft stone tools and weapons, stone must be used to repair stone equipment on the anvil.


Silverfish have the ability to enter and hide in stone, creating an infested block.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Blast Furnace Iron Ingot +
Furnace +
Smooth Stone

Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +

Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.‌[LCE only]
Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +

[Legacy Console Edition only]
Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +

Stone Button Stone

Stone Pressure Plate Stone

Stone Bricks Stone
Stone Slab or
Smooth Stone Slab
Stone or
Smooth Stone
Stone Stairs Stone
Stonecutter Iron Ingot +

[Java Edition only].
Stonecutter Iron Ingot +
Andesite +

[Bedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only].


Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Stone Slab or
Stone Stairs or
Stone Bricks or
Stone Brick Slab or
Stone Brick Stairs or
Stone Brick Wall or
Chiseled Stone Brick
Smooth Stone Slab Smooth Stone


Apprentice-level stone mason villagers offer to buy 20 stone for an emerald.

Data values[edit]


Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID‌[BE only]
Stone stone 1
Smooth Stone smooth_stone 438

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, stone 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, stone uses the following block states:

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_typestone stoneStone
granite_smoothPolished Granite
diorite_smoothPolished Diorite
andesite_smoothPolished Andesite


Java Edition pre-Classic
rd-160052Stone Revision 1.png Added stone.
Java Edition Classic
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTCreeper explosions no longer destroy stone or stone-like blocks.
Mining stone now drops cobblestone.
Java Edition Indev
0.31February 1, 2010, 3A pickaxe is now required to mine stone.
February 23, 2010Cobblestone is now smeltable into normal stone.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Stone can now be used to craft stone pressure plates (3 stone) and stone buttons (2 stone).
Java Edition Beta
1.3Stone can now be crafted into stone slabs.
Stone can now be used to craft redstone repeaters.
1.8?Stone can now be crafted into stone bricks.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseStone can now be made by having lava flow on top of water. In previous versions, the lava would replace the water and continue falling.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Stone Revision 2.png Stone's texture has now been changed slightly.
1.3.112w22aInventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing to Stone Revision 2.png.
1.4.212w34bStone buttons are now crafted with only one stone.
12w38aStone blocks have now been given new sounds for being walked on and mined.
1.513w01aStone can now be used to craft redstone comparators.
Stone can now be used to craft hoppers.
13w02aStone is now no longer used to craft hoppers.
1.814w02aAdded three new naturally occurring stone variants: granite, andesite and diorite, as well as polished versions for each.
14w27bStone textures are now rotated randomly, making large areas of stone look less uniform.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the stone ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 1 and 43.
1.1418w43aSmooth Stone Revision 1.png Smooth stone can now be obtained by smelting stone.
Stone Revision 3.pngSmooth Stone Revision 2.png Stone and smooth stone's texture has now been changed.
18w44aStone Revision 4.png Stone's texture has been changed again.
18w50aSmooth stone can now be used to craft a blast furnace.
19w04aStone can now be used to craft stonecutters.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseStone Revision 2.png Added stone.
0.3.0Stone can now be used to craft stone slabs.
0.4.0Stone can now be used to craft stone bricks.
0.9.0build 1Added three new stone variants: granite, diorite and andesite, as well as polished versions for each.
0.12.1build 1Stone can now be obtained using pickaxes with the Silk Touch enchantment.
0.13.0build 1Stone can now used to craft stone buttons and pressure plates.
0.14.0build 1Stone can now used to craft redstone repeaters and redstone comparators.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta stone can now be obtained by smelting stone.
Stone is now used to craft stone slabs and stairs.
Smooth stone can now be used to craft smooth stone slabs.
1.10.0beta stone now generates in new villages.
Smooth stone can now used to craft blast furnaces.
Stone can now be used to craft grindstones and stonecutters.
Stone mason villagers now buy 20-26 stone as part of their second tier trades.
Stone Revision 4.pngSmooth Stone Revision 2.png Stone and smooth stone's texture has now been changed.
1.11.0beta and smooth stone can now be found in village mason chests.
beta has changed, apprentice-level stone mason villagers now buy 20 stone as part of their trade.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Stone Revision 2.png Added stone.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Stone Revision 4.pngSmooth Stone Revision 2.png Changed the texture of stone and smooth stone.


Issues relating to "Stone" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Smooth Stone is the one of three blocks‌[BE only] with a slab equivalent, but without a stairs equivalent.



  1. "Block of the Week: Stone" –, May 4, 2018
  2. MCPE-45914