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Smooth Stone.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)





Data value

dec: 01 hex: 1 bin: 1


See Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png This grey stalwart is one of the original Minecraft blocks, added alongside dirt and wood planks on 16 May 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 extremely commonly in the Overworld.

Smooth stone is a variant of stone available only in the creative inventory,[until 1.14] or made by smelting regular stone.‌[upcoming 1.14]


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

Natural generation[edit]

Stone makes up the majority of the solid blocks generated. When chunks generate, stone can be found under layers of grass and dirt in most biomes. It can also be seen exposed at the side of mountains.

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

Smooth stone generates inside some houses in plains, savanna, and snowy tundra villages.‌[upcoming 1.14]

Water and lava[edit]

Stone can also be made by lava flowing on top of water, where the water will be replaced.

Simple stone generator.


Ingredients Smelting recipe
Cobblestone +
Any fuel

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Stone +
Any fuel



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

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +

Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]
Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +

Can use stone only, no variants.‌[Java and Bedrock editions only]
Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +

Smooth Stone Slab Stone Can use stone, andesite, polished andesite, granite, polished granite, diorite and polished diorite interchangeably.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]
Stone Button Stone

Stone Pressure Plate Stone

Stone Bricks Stone
Stone Slab
Stone Slab Stone Can use stone only.‌[Java and Bedrock editions only][until 1.14] [until BE 1.9]
Stone Stairs
Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Smooth Stone [upcoming 1.14]
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot +
Furnace +
Smooth Stone

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Name ID
Stone stone
Smooth Stone smooth_stone

Bedrock Edition:

Block Name ID Numeric ID
Stone stone 1
Smooth Stone‌[upcoming BE 1.9] smooth_stone[upcoming BE 1.9] ?

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



Java Edition Pre-classic
rd-160052 Stone Revision 1.png Added stone.
Java Edition Classic
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST Creeper explosions will now no longer destroy stone or stone-like blocks.
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST Mining stone will now drop cobblestone.
Java Edition Indev
0.31 (February 1, 2010, 2) A pickaxe is now required to mine stone.
February 23, 2010 Cobblestone is now smeltable into normal stone.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1 Stone can now be used to craft stone pressure plates (3 stone) and stone buttons (2 stone).
Java Edition Beta
1.3 Stone 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
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease Stone 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 5 Stone.png Stone's texture has now been changed slightly.
1.3.1 12w22a Inventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing to .
1.4.2 12w34b Stone buttons are now crafted with only one stone.
12w38a Stone blocks have now been given new sounds for being walked on and mined.
1.5 13w01a Stone can now be used to craft redstone comparators.
Stone can now be used to craft hoppers.
13w02a Stone is now no longer used to craft hoppers.
1.8 14w02a Added three new naturally occurring stone variants: granite, andesite and diorite, as well as polished versions for each.
14w27b Stone textures are now rotated randomly, making large areas of stone look less uniform.
1.13 17w47a The 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.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Smooth stone can now be obtained by smelting stone.
Stone TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Stone’s texture has now been changed.
18w44a Stone TextureUpdate.png Stone’s texture has now been changed, once again.
18w50a Smooth stone can now be used to craft a blast furnace.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Stone.png Added stone.
0.3.0 Stone can now be used to craft stone slabs.
0.4.0 Stone can now be used to craft stone bricks.
0.9.0 build 1 Added three new stone variants: granite, diorite and andesite, as well as polished versions for each.
0.12.1 build 1 Stone can now be obtained using pickaxes with the Silk Touch enchantment.
0.13.0 build 1 Stone can now used to craft stone buttons and pressure plates.
0.14.0 build 1 Stone can now used to craft redstone repeaters and redstone comparators.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.9 beta Smooth 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.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Stone.png Added stone.


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


  • Smooth Stone is the only block with a slab equivalent, but without a stairs equivalent.



  1. "Block of the Week: Stone " –, May 4, 2018