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Andesite
Andesite.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[]

Natural generation[]

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 16 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.

Breaking[]

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[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Andesite Diorite +
Cobblestone

2
Polished Andesite Andesite

Stonecutting[]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Polished Andesite Andesite

Trading[]

Journeyman-level mason villagers have a 27 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[]

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[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Slab
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Andesite Stairs or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Andesite Wall Andesite
Stonecutter Iron Ingot +
Andesite or
Polished Andesite

Stonecutter
Can use stone and its three other variants interchangeably.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Stonecutting[]

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[]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 27 chance to buy 16 andesite for an emerald.

Note Blocks[]

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

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation 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:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
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[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
AndesiteandesiteBlock & Itembase_stone_overworld
dripstone_replaceable_blocks
lush_ground_replaceable
moss_replaceable
mineable/pickaxe
stone_ore_replaceables
block.minecraft.andesite
Polished Andesitepolished_andesiteBlock & Itemmineable/pickaxeblock.minecraft.polished_andesite

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Andesitestone1Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.stone.andesite.name
tile.stone.andesiteSmooth.name
  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.

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Bedrock Edition:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
stone_type0x1
0x2
0x4
stone stone0Stone
granite1Granite
granite_smooth2Polished Granite
diorite3Diorite
diorite_smooth4Polished Diorite
andesite5Andesite
andesite_smooth6Polished Andesite

History[]

Java Edition
1.814w02aAndesite JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite JE1 BE1.png Added andesite and polished andesite.
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.
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.
19w11aAndesite 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.
1.1620w07aUnpolished andesite is now also renewable, as piglins can offer quartz during bartering, which can be used to craft diorite, a crafting component for andesite.
1.1721w06aAndesite 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.
21w15aThe 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.
1.18Experimental Snapshot 1Andesite once again generates how it did in the 1.17 snapshots without the use of a data pack.
experimental snapshot 4Andesite blobs are less likely to generate on the surface.
Strips of andesite sometimes generate in stone shores and stony peaks.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 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 1.16.230.56If 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]
1.17.2The size of andesite blobs has been corrected.
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.

Data history[]

Java Edition
1.814w10aStone with numerical metadata variants 7 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have no model Missing Model JE2.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.
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.

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • 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.

Gallery[]

Java Edition[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. MCPE-130185 – "Andesite and Diorite are excessively generated throughout the world" – resolved as "Fixed"
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