Stone is a block found underground in the Overworld or on the surface of mountains.
Stone can be mined using a pickaxe, in which case it drops cobblestone. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing. If a stone is mined with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe, it drops itself.
- ↑ Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Stone makes up the majority of the solid blocks generated in the Overworld above y=0. From y=8 downwards, stone gradually transitions into deepslate, until it is completely replaced by deepslate at and below y=0.
When chunks generate, stone can be found under 1-5 layers of grass blocks, dirt, gravel, clay, coarse dirt, podzol, mycelium, sand, sandstone, red sand, red sandstone or terracotta, depending on the biome.
When the world is generating new chunks, some stone is replaced with ore features of other blocks. They may also be revealed on the side of small hills.
Stone also generates in igloo basements, some Overworld ruined portals, and in trail ruins[upcoming: JE 1.20].
Stone also makes up most of the blocks on the void start platform, in Superflat worlds created with the Void biome preset.[Java Edition only]
Stone can also be made by lava flowing on top of water blocks (both flowing and source). The water is replaced by stone.
Stone can be smelted from cobblestone.
Silverfish can enter and hide in stone, creating an infested block.
|Smooth Stone||Stone +
|Redstone Comparator||Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +
|Redstone Repeater||Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +
|Stone Pressure Plate||Stone|
|Stonecutter||Iron Ingot +
|Can use stone only, no variants.[Java Edition only]|
|Stonecutter||Iron Ingot +
|Can use stone and its three other variants interchangeably.[Bedrock Edition only]|
Apprentice-level stone mason villagers offer to buy 20 stone for an emerald.
Stone 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|
|Stone||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Stone||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|Java Edition pre-Classic|
|Stone, along with grass, is one of the first two blocks in Minecraft. This can be seen by its position in terrain.png and numeric block ID of 1.|
|The texture of stone is from one of Notch's previous games, RubyDung.|
|rd-20090515||The texture of stone has been changed.|
|The old texture used for stone is recycled and modified for use by cobblestone.|
|Java Edition Classic|
|0.26 SURVIVAL TEST||Creeper explosions no longer destroy stone or stone-like blocks.|
|Mining stone now drops cobblestone.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||20100201-2||A pickaxe is now required to mine stone.|
|20100202||Stone can also be mined by hands other than the pickaxe.|
|20100219||A pickaxe is now required to mine stone once again.|
|20100223||Cobblestone is now smeltable into normal stone.|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|20100227-1||Mining stone no longer drops cobblestone due to a glitch relating to all entities.|
|20100316||Mining stone now drops cobblestone once again but when the player breaks a pickaxe, it does not.|
|20100617-2||As cobblestone can be generated using water and lava, stone has become a renewable resource.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.1||Stone can now be used to craft stone pressure plates (3 stone in slab fashion) and stone buttons (2 stone in the stick shape).|
|The logo has been changed by replacing cobblestone into stone.|
|v1.0.5_01||The bug has been fixed when the player could break the pickaxe, it dropped nothing.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.3||The stone slab recipe now uses 3 stone instead of cobblestone.|
|The stone pressure plate recipe now requires 2 stone instead of 3.|
|Stone can now be used to craft redstone repeaters.|
|Stone can now be crafted into stone bricks.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||Stone 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 5||The texture of stone has been changed slightly.|
|1.4.2||12w34b||Stone buttons are now crafted with only one stone.|
|12w38a||Stone blocks have been given new sounds for being walked on and mined.|
|1.5||13w01a||Stone can now be used to craft redstone comparators.|
|Stone can now be used to craft hoppers.|
|13w02a||Stone is no longer used to craft hoppers.|
|14w27b||Stone textures are now randomly mirrored and rotated 180 degrees, making large areas of stone look less uniform.|
|1.9||15w37a||Stone now generates in the newly added void start platforms.|
|15w43a||Stone now generates in igloo basements.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of stone has been changed.|
|Stone can now be smelted into smooth stone.|
|18w44a||The texture of stone has been changed, once again.|
|18w49a||Stone can now be found in chests in village mason houses.|
|19w04a||Stone can now be used to craft stonecutters.|
|19w11a||Stone is now bought by villagers of the new mason profession.|
|1.16||20w16a||Stone now generates in some Overworld ruined portals.|
|1.17||21w11a||Changed lighting. Now it matches Bedrock Edition since v0.10.0 build 1.|
|1.18||21w39a||The default brightness has been changed from "Moody" to 50. Now it matches Bedrock Edition since alpha 22.214.171.124.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.20||23w12a||Stone now generate in trail ruins.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.2.0||The texture of stone has been changed.|
|v0.3.0||Stone can now be used to craft stone slabs.|
|v0.4.0||Stone can now be used to craft stone bricks.|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Changed lighting.|
|build 6||Changed lighting. Now it matches Java Edition since rd-20090515.|
|v0.10.0||build 1||Changed lighting. It's slightly different from v0.9.0 build 1.|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Stone can now be obtained using pickaxes with the Silk Touch enchantment.|
|v0.13.0||build 1||Stone can now be used to craft stone buttons and pressure plates.|
|v0.14.0||build 1||Stone can now be used to craft redstone repeaters and redstone comparators.|
|1.1.0||alpha 126.96.36.199||The default brightness has been changed from 0 to 50.|
|1.9.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Stone can now be smelted into smooth stone.|
|Stone is now used to craft stone slabs and stairs.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||The texture of stone has been changed.|
|Stone can now be used to craft grindstones and stonecutters.|
|Stone mason villagers now buy 20-26 stone as part of their second tier trades.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Stone can now be found in village mason chests.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Trading has been changed, apprentice-level stone mason villagers now buy 20 stone as part of their trades.|
|1.17.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Stone is no longer used to repair stone tools and weapons on an anvil.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||[verify] Added stone.|
|1.90||The texture of stone has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.8||14w02a||The newly-implemented granite, andesite and diorite, as well as the polished versions for each, use stone's ID and are distinguished using metadata.|
|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, this block's numeral ID was 1.|
Issues relating to "Stone" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.
Stone naturally generated in the side of a cliff.
Stone naturally generated in a side of a circular cavern.
- ↑ "Cave game tech test" – (Archive) Nizzotch on YouTube, May 13, 2009
- Block of the Week: Stone – Minecraft.net on May 4, 2018