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Stone JE4 BE2.png
Smooth Stone Revision 2.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

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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 made by smelting regular stone.‌[JavaBedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only]


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. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

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.

Stone and smooth stone can be found in village mason chests.

Water and lava[edit]

A simple stone generator.

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


Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Stone Cobblestone +
Any fuel

Smooth Stone 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
Blast Furnace Iron Ingot +
Furnace +
Smooth Stone

Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +

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 +

[Bedrock Edition only]
Stonecutter Iron Ingot +

[Java Edition only]


Stone can be turned into stone slabs, stone stairs, stone bricks, stone brick slabs, stone brick stairs, stone brick wall, chiseled stone bricks.

Smooth stone can be turned into smooth stone slabs.


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

Data values[edit]



Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, stone uses the following data values:




Java Edition pre-Classic
rd-160052Stone JE1.png Added stone.
Java Edition Classic
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTCreeper explosions will now no longer destroy stone or stone-like blocks.
0.27 SURVIVAL TESTMining stone will now drop 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 JE4 BE2.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 .
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.
Java Edition
1.1418w43aSmooth stone can now be obtained by smelting stone.
Stone JE3.png Stone’s texture has now been changed.
18w44aStone JE4 BE2.png Stone’s texture has now been changed, once again.
18w50aSmooth stone can now be used to craft a blast furnace.
19w04aStone can now be used to craft stonecutters.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Stone JE4 BE2.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 will now buy 20-26 stone as part of their second tier trades.
Stone JE4 BE2.png Stone’s texture has now been changed.
Bedrock Edition
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 JE4 BE2.png Added stone.


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


  • Smooth Stone is one of three blocks with a slab equivalent, but without a stairs equivalent.



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