Andesite

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Andesite
Andesite JE3 BE2.png
Polished Andesite JE2 BE2.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Andesite is a block of igneous rock, most often found in large pockets in the ground.

Polished andesite is the polished version of andesite.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Andesite can generate in the Overworld in the form of blobs. Andesite attempts to generate 10 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-160, from elevations 0 to 79, in all biomes. ‌In Java Edition 1.18[upcoming], 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.

Breaking[edit]

Andesite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Andesite
Polished Andesite
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Andesite Diorite +
Cobblestone

2
Polished Andesite Andesite

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Polished Andesite Andesite

Trading[edit]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 13 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]

Usage[edit]

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.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Slab
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Andesite Stairs or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Andesite Wall Andesite

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Andesite Slab or
Andesite Stairs or
Andesite Wall or
Polished Andesite or
Polished Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Andesite
Polished Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Polished Andesite

Trading[edit]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 13 chance to buy 16 andesite for an emerald.

Note Blocks[edit]

Andesite and polished andesite can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Andesiteandesitebase_stone_overworld
dripstone_replaceable_blocks
lush_ground_replaceable
moss_replaceable
mineable/pickaxe
stone_ore_replaceables
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.andesite
Polished Andesitepolished_andesitemineable/pickaxeBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_andesite

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Andesitestone5Block & Itemtile.stone.andesite.name
tile.stone.andesiteSmooth.name

Metadata[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, andesite uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 Stone
1 Granite
2 Polished Granite
3 Diorite
4 Polished Diorite
5 Andesite
6 Polished Andesite

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_typestone stoneStone
graniteGranite
granite_smoothPolished Granite
dioriteDiorite
diorite_smoothPolished Diorite
andesiteAndesite
andesite_smoothPolished Andesite

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.814w02aAndesite JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite JE1 BE1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
14w10aStone with numerical metadata variants 7 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have a missing texture Missing Texture Block JE3 BE2.png rather than appearing identical to stone.
14w25aStone 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:
DV Description
0 Stone
1 Granite
2 Polished Granite
3 Diorite
4 Polished Diorite
5 Andesite
6 Polished Andesite
7-15 Inaccessible "boring" variants of stone
14w26aStone with metadata values 7 through 15 have now been completely removed from the game.
14w33aAndesite and polished andesite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
1.915w44aOne block of polished andesite can now be found in igloo basements.
1.1116w39aPolished andesite now generates in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the stone ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 5 and 6.
July 11, 2018Andesite (Texture Update pre-release 1).png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated andesite texture.
1.1418w43aAndesite JE2.png The texture of andesite has been changed.
18w44aAndesite JE3 BE2.png Polished Andesite JE2 BE2.png The textures of andesite and polished andesite have been changed.
1.1721w06aAndesite is now able to generate below Y=0.
21w07aAndesite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.
21w08aAndesite is no longer able to generate below Y=0.
21w15aAndesite now generates as it did in 1.16.5.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Andesite JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite JE1 BE1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Polished andesite now generates in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Andesite can now generate as part of the coral crust.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Polished andesite can now be used to craft polished andesite stairs and slabs.
Andesite can now be used to craft andesite stairs, slabs and walls.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.316-21 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.
Andesite JE3 BE2.png Polished Andesite JE2 BE2.png The textures of andesite and polished andesite have been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has been changed, journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 13 chance to sell polished andesite for one emerald, and a 13 chance to buy 16 andesite as part of their trades.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.3Trading has been changed again, apprentice-level stone mason villagers now have a 25% chance to sell polished andesite.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Andesite trades changed to match Java edition.
1.17.0beta 1.16.230.56Andesite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Andesite JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite JE1 BE1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Andesite JE3 BE2.png Polished Andesite JE2 BE2.png The textures of andesite and polished andesite have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Andesite JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite JE1 BE1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Andesite" or "Polished Andesite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Geologically, andesite is an extrusive igneous rock, made entirely of microscopic crystals – mainly white feldspar with black hornblende. Extrusive rocks like andesite have to cool from aboveground lava flows, preventing the crystals from growing large. Andesite usually looks gray.
    • Finding underground andesite in a Minecraft world implies the surface had to be lower for lava to erupt there, and over time the region was buried.
    • Diorite is andesite's intrusive equivalent: They are made of the same minerals, but diorite rocks are formed from underground magma pockets instead of aboveground lava flows.

Gallery[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]