Andesite is a block of igneous rock, most often found in large pockets in the ground.
Polished andesite is the polished version of andesite.
Andesite can generate in the Overworld in the form of blobs. In Bedrock Edition, andesite attempts to generate in two batches. The first batch generate 2 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-862, from elevations 0 to 60, in all biomes. The second batch has 1⁄6 chance to generate blobs of size 0-862, from elevation 64 to 128. Andesite can replace stone, diorite, and granite. In Java Edition, andesite only attempts to generate twice per chunk and only at level zero or above. However, the blobs are size 0-862. Andesite can replace stone, diorite, granite, tuff, and deepslate.
One block of polished andesite can be found in igloo basements. Polished andesite can also be found in the "nature", "forge", and "large jail" rooms of woodland mansions.
In Bedrock Edition, andesite generates naturally in coral reefs, replacing some coral as part of coral crusts.
Andesite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.
- ↑ Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Journeyman-level mason villagers have a 2⁄7 chance to sell 4 polished andesite for one emerald as part of their trades.[Java Edition only]
Apprentice-level stone mason villagers have a 25% chance to sell 4 polished andesite for one emerald as part of their trades.[Bedrock Edition only]
Andesite is currently used only for decoration. It has the same blast resistance as stone, meaning it can be used as a substitute for stone when building.
|Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Slab
|Andesite Stairs or
Polished Andesite Stairs
|Stonecutter||Iron Ingot +
|Can use stone and its three other variants interchangeably.[Bedrock Edition only]|
|Andesite Slab or
Andesite Stairs or
Andesite Wall or
Polished Andesite or
Polished Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Stairs
|Polished Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 2⁄7 chance to buy 16 andesite for an emerald.
Andesite and polished andesite can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sounds.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|None[sound 1]||Entity-Dependent||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Footsteps||Entity-Dependent||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.37||0.5|
|Players||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Players||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|Players||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|Players||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.22||1.0|
|Name||Identifier||Form||Block tags||Translation key|
|Andesite||Block & Item|
|Polished Andesite||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Andesite||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|1.8||14w02a||Added andesite and polished andesite.|
|14w33a||Andesite and polished andesite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.|
|1.9||15w44a||One block of polished andesite can now be found in igloo basements.|
|1.11||16w39a||Polished andesite now generates in woodland mansions.|
|July 11, 2018||Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated andesite texture.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of andesite has been changed.|
|18w44a||The textures of andesite and polished andesite have been changed.|
|19w11a||Andesite is now bought by villagers of the new mason profession.|
|Polished andesite is now sold by villagers of the new mason profession, and thus have become renewable.|
|1.16||20w07a||Unpolished andesite is now also renewable, as piglins can offer quartz during bartering, which can be used to craft diorite, a crafting component for andesite.|
|1.17||21w06a||Andesite is now able to generate below Y=0.|
|21w07a||Andesite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.|
|21w08a||Andesite is no longer able to generate below Y=0.|
|21w15a||The changes to andesite generation in the previous 1.17 snapshots have been reverted, but they can be re-enabled with the Caves & Cliffs Prototype Data Pack.|
|1.18||Experimental Snapshot 1||Andesite once again generates how it did in the 1.17 snapshots without the use of a data pack.|
|experimental snapshot 4||Andesite blobs are less likely to generate on the surface.|
|Strips of andesite sometimes generate in stone shores and stony peaks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Added andesite and polished andesite.|
|1.1.0||alpha 22.214.171.124||Polished andesite now generates in woodland mansions.|
|1.4.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Andesite can now generate as part of the coral crust.|
|1.9.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Polished andesite can now be used to craft polished andesite stairs and slabs.|
|Andesite can now be used to craft andesite stairs, slabs and walls.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||16-21 andesite can now be sold to stone mason villagers.|
|4 polished andesite can now be obtained via trading with stone mason villagers for 1-2 emeralds.|
|The textures of andesite and polished andesite have been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Trading has been changed, journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 1⁄3 chance to sell polished andesite for one emerald, and a 1⁄3 chance to buy 16 andesite as part of their trades.|
|1.12.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Trading has been changed again, apprentice-level stone mason villagers now have a 25% chance to sell polished andesite.|
|1.16.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Andesite trades changed to match Java edition.|
|1.17.0||beta 126.96.36.199||If the Caves & Cliffs experimental gameplay toggle is enabled, andesite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.|
|?||Andesite blobs are now unintentionally larger regardless of experimental gameplay.|
|1.17.2||The size of andesite blobs has been corrected.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added andesite and polished andesite.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The textures of andesite and polished andesite have been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added andesite and polished andesite.|
|1.8||14w10a||Stone with numerical metadata variants 7 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have no model rather than appearing identical to stone.|
|14w25a||Stone and its variants are now defined via block states rather than by numerical metadata. Prior to this version, the numerical metadata variants of stone were as follows:
|14w26a||Stone with metadata values 7 through 15 have now been completely removed from the game.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 5 and 6.|
Issues relating to "Andesite" or "Polished Andesite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.
- Andesite rock comes from above-ground lava flows. Finding andesite underground means the world's surface used to be lower, and the lava flow was buried.
- Diorite is andesite's below-ground equivalent: The two rocks come from the same kind of magma, but diorite rocks are formed from solidifying underground magma pockets. The long, slow cool makes it look coarser than andesite.
Polished andesite as seen in the "Bountiful Update" screenshot released by Mojang
- ↑ MCPE-130185 — "Andesite and Diorite are excessively generated throughout the world" — resolved as "Fixed".
- Block of the Week: Andesite – Minecraft.net on May 1, 2018