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Nether Quartz
Nether Quartz.png

Type

Raw materials

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 406 hex: 196 bin: 110010110

Name

quartz

Nether quartz, or simply quartz, is an item mined exclusively in the Nether.

ObtainingEdit

MiningEdit

Nether quartz ore mined using a pickaxe will drop one unit of nether quartz. If the pickaxe is enchanted with fortune, it may drop an extra unit per level of fortune, up to a maximum of four with Fortune III. If the pickaxe is enchanted with silk touch, the ore will be dropped.

SmeltingEdit

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Nether Quartz Ore +
Any fuel









UsageEdit

Crafting ingredientEdit

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Block of Quartz Nether Quartz











Daylight Detector Glass +
Nether Quartz +
Any wood Slab


























Diorite Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz
Granite Diorite +
Nether Quartz












Observer Cobblestone +
Redstone Dust +
Nether Quartz











Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
Stone











Can use stone only, no variants.[Java and Bedrock editions only]
Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
Any Stone





























Can use stone and its variants interchangeably.[Legacy Console Edition only]

VideoEdit

HistoryEdit

Official release
1.5 13w01a Added nether quartz. They are used to craft daylight sensors and redstone comparators.
January 4, 2013 Jeb tweeted that Nether Quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.[1]
January 7, 2013 Jeb tweeted a picture of some Block of Quartz tests potentially being replacements for the lack of limestone/marble in the game.[2]
13w02a Added block of quartz, crafted with nether quartz.
1.8 14w02a Nether quartz can be used to craft granite and diorite.
1.11 16w39a Nether quartz is now used to craft observers.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 406.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0 Added nether quartz.
0.12.1 build 1 Nether quartz is no longer available from the Nether reactor and is now available from the Nether.
0.13.0 build 1 Nether quartz is now used to craft daylight sensors.
0.14.0 build 1 Nether quartz now can be used to craft redstone comparator.
0.15.0 build 1 Nether quartz is now used to craft observers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14 CU1 1.04 Patch 1 Added nether quartz.

IssuesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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