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Okay then, you guys win. Now, add two/three paragraphs of text and an image ASAP.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 11:51, 24 August 2010 (PDT)

Come on, I can't write 2-3 paragraphs by my self guys! --- Fatalis

Did I do good? Or did I do good? --- Kaizen 22:55 GMT 24-08-2010

Reduce by 10%..?[edit source]

Taken from the flint page: "Of course, this reduces their stash of gravel by 10%, but they benefit from the increase in this uncommon crafting material."

If the player has 100 blocks of gravel, mines them all and gets one flint, the total amount of gravel the player lost was 1%.

More than just a torch[edit source]

The part where it says...

"If a gravel block falls onto a torch from any height, it will break, but has no chance of creating flint, this does not happen on ladders or any other items"

isn't entirely true. I have also done this trick with flowers, seeds, sugar cane, and saplings. I'd also "guess" mushrooms too. --DJAikou 06:29, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

How much of it isn't true? Does dropping it on other things produce flint? I mean - can I create a flint generator by planting a torch on a hopper and loop gravel around through a lift of droppers/dispenser?RandomBlank 09:56, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
A number of partial blocks can break gravel, but AFAIK that never produces flint -- it has to be mined, though even bare hands will do. --Mental Mouse 15:21, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Some 1.3_01 statistics[edit source]

I just mined 3 iron shovel's worth of gravel (251 x 3) = 753 uses. I earned 65 flint.

That is statistically 8.6% drop rate. Down from the expected 10% (Margin of Error against Infinity is 3.6%)

I did notice however, that, gravel mined from the side yielded less flint, than gravel mined from the top. More experiments would be needed to determine if this is true.

Last trivia-entry not true[edit source]

As of Minecraft Release 1.0.0, already mined gravel indeed does produce flint if placed and mined another time. i dont know about ssp, but in smp it certainly does produce flint then.

Renewablility[edit source]

Isn't it renewable now? Even if not directly, you can trade for emeralds, a renewable item, and then trade for them. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.61.254.67 (Talk) 02:45, 18 October 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

No, because the trade for flint requires gravel as well as emeralds, and gravel is not renewable. -- Orthotope 05:43, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Question[edit source]

if you hacked in a shovel that has fortune III and silk touch, and mined gravel, would you get gravel or flint as a drop? 64.12.116.10 21:19, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

The code checks for silk touch first, so you'll get gravel. Fortune will be used if silk touch does not apply to a block (such as nether wart). -- Orthotope 06:37, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Flint as fuel[edit source]

on the 360, you can uses flint as fuel in a furnace, but it's not hot enough to cook stone or sand... Lithadawn 16:45, 29 July 2013 (UTC)