|Catches fire from lava||
A block of quartz is a mineral block used for decoration. It can be turned into a chiseled quartz block, quartz pillar[a] or quartz bricks.
Blocks of quartz can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.
|Block||Block of Quartz|
Chiseled Quartz Block
- ↑ Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Four quartz blocks generate naturally as part of each bridge bastion remnant.
|Block of Quartz||Nether Quartz|
|Chiseled Quartz Block||Quartz Slab|
|Quartz Pillar||Block of Quartz|
|Quartz Bricks||Block of Quartz|
|Chiseled Quartz Block||Block of Quartz|
|Quartz Pillar||Block of Quartz|
|Quartz Bricks||Block of Quartz|
Master-level mason villagers sell both a quartz block for an emerald and a quartz pillar for an emerald.
Quartz blocks cannot be used to store nether quartz because they cannot be crafted back into it, unlike other ore blocks.
Quartz pillars can be rotated sideways.
|Quartz Slab||Any Quartz Block|
|Quartz Stairs||Any Quartz Block|
|Smooth Quartz Block||Block of Quartz +
All types of quartz blocks 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|
|None[sound 1]||Entity-Dependent||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||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|
|Players||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.37||0.5|
|Players||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|Players||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.22||1.0|
|Players||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8-1.0|
|Name||Identifier||Form||Block tags||Translation key|
|Block of Quartz||Block & Item|
|Chiseled Quartz Block||Block & Item|
|Quartz Pillar||Block & Item|
|Quartz Bricks||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Block of Quartz||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Quartz Bricks||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|axis||The pillar is oriented east–west.|
|The pillar is oriented vertically.|
|The pillar is oriented north–south.|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|chisel_type||The main block type.|
|The chiseled type.|
|The pillar type.|
|The smooth type.|
|pillar_axis||The axis along which the block is oriented. Normally applies only to the pillar type.|
|January 5, 2013||Jeb tweeted that Nether quartz would be used for more decorative uses as well.|
|January 7, 2013||Jeb tweeted the first image about the Nether quartz block.|
|January 9, 2013||Jeb released the textures for snapshot 13w02a early, which included the textures for the Nether quartz block. This revealed there would be at least three variants: The standard block, a lines variant, and a chiseled variant. There are 7 textures for the blocks.|
|1.5||13w02a||Added blocks of quartz.|
|13w03a||Pillar quartz blocks can now be placed sideways.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|"Pillar Quartz Block" has been renamed to "Quartz Pillar".|
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 155.|
|1.14||18w43a||The textures of all quartz blocks have been changed.|
|18w50a||The texture of quartz pillars has been changed once again.|
|19w09a||Blocks of quartz now use the top texture on the bottom side instead of bottom texture. Changed from to|
|19w11a||Quartz blocks and pillars are now sold by villagers of the new mason profession, making all quartz-based building blocks renewable.|
|19w13b||The texture of block of quartz has been changed, so it no longer bleeds into smooth quartz.|
|1.16||20w15a||Added quartz bricks.|
|20w16a||The texture of quartz bricks has been changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|January 15, 2013||Jeb tweeted that he would add nether quartz blocks.|
|v0.6.0||Added blocks of quartz, pillar quartz blocks, chiseled quartz blocks.|
|Blocks of quartz, pillar quartz blocks, and chiseled quartz blocks can be used to craft quartz stairs.|
|Only blocks of quartz are currently craftable in survival.|
|v0.7.3||Added quartz slabs, which are craftable using quartz blocks in survival.|
|v0.7.4||Chiseled quartz block and pillar quartz are now craftable in survival.|
|v0.11.0||build 1||Blocks of quartz can now be used to craft quartz stairs.|
|v0.12.1||build 4||Pillar quartz blocks can now be placed sideways.|
|v0.13.0||?||Chiseled quartz blocks can now be placed sideways.|
|?||Rotated versions of blocks of quartz now exist in the game due to how the game handles rotated quartz blocks. (Note that these screenshots do not use the textures that would have been current at the time.)|
|?||Sides-only versions of chiseled quartz and quartz pillars now exist.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The textures of blocks of quartz and pillar quartz blocks blocks have been changed.|
|Pillar quartz blocks are now renewable, due to it being sold by stone mason villagers for 1 to 2 emeralds.|
|?||The textures of chiseled quartz blocks have been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Chiseled quartz blocks can no longer be placed over the x and z-axis. However, they still exist in the game and are accessible via |
|beta 220.127.116.11||Pillar quartz blocks sold by stonemason villagers now cost one emerald. Master-level stone mason villagers have a 50% chance to either sell a block of quartz or a quartz pillar for one emerald as their trade.|
|1.12.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Trading has been changed, master-level stone mason villagers now sell blocks of quartz or pillar quartz.|
|?||Quartz pillars with the side texture on all faces has been removed, and replaced with the y axis-aligned pillar.|
|1.16.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Added quartz bricks.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||The texture of quartz bricks has been changed.|
|1.17.10||beta 188.8.131.52||The texture of blocks of quartz has been changed to match Java Edition.|
|1.18.30||?||Trading has been changed; quartz blocks and pillars are now sold by mason villagers in the same way as Java Edition.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added blocks of quartz, pillar quartz blocks, and chiseled quartz blocks.|
|Blocks of quartz, pillar quartz blocks, and chiseled quartz blocks can now be used to craft quartz stairs and slabs.|
|1.90||[verify] The textures of blocks of quartz and pillar quartz blocks have been changed.|
Issues relating to "Block of Quartz", "Quartz Block", "Chiseled Quartz Block", "Pillar Quartz Block", or "Pillar Quartz" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.
- Because of the low blast resistance of regular quartz blocks, it may be preferable to use two quartz slabs or smooth quartz blocks when making fortifications using quartz, as their blast resistance is higher than the other quartz block variants.
- ↑ Known as quartz pillar in Java Edition and pillar quartz block in Bedrock Edition.
- ↑ MC-6797 – resolved as "Works As Intended"
- ↑ "I wrote info about future texture packs on the wiki. I'm not giving you the link, because then you'll just click on it all at once ;(" – @jeb_ (Jens Bergensten) on Twitter, January 9, 2013