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Calcite is a carbonate mineral, currently used as a decorative block.



Calcite drops as an item if mined by any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Calcite
Hardness 0.75
Breaking time[A]
Default 3.75
Wooden 0.6
Stone 0.3
Iron 0.2
Diamond 0.15
Netherite 0.15
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation

Calcite generates naturally as part of the structure of amethyst geodes, between the smooth basalt and block of amethyst layers. It also generates in the stony peaks in strips.


Calcite is currently used only for decoration.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.calcite.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.90.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.calcite.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.940.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.calcite.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.calcite.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.calcite.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

Data values


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
CalcitecalciteBlock & Itemmineable/pickaxeblock.minecraft.calcite

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Calcitecalcite581Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.


October 3, 2020Calcite JE1.png Calcite is shown unnamed at Minecraft Live 2020 as part of geodes.
Java Edition
1.1720w45aCalcite JE1.png Added calcite.
20w46aCalcite JE2.png The texture of calcite has now been changed.
21w11aCalcite JE3.png Changed lighting.
1.18Experimental Snapshot 1Calcite now generates as strips on stony peaks.
21w39aCalcite JE4 BE1.png The default brightness has been changed from "Moody" to 50, closer resembling Bedrock Edition.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta JE4 BE1.png Added calcite.
beta is no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.
Caves & Cliffs (experimental)beta now generates as layers on stony peaks.


Issues relating to "Calcite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


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