|Catches fire from lava||
A block of emerald is a precious mineral block equivalent to nine emeralds.
Mining blocks of emerald requires an iron pickaxe or better.
|Block||Block of Emerald|
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Blocks of emerald are often used to store emeralds in a compact fashion. They are also commonly used as decorative blocks.
Blocks of emerald can be used to "power" a beacon. The beacon can be powered by a 3×3 square of emerald blocks underneath it, and can optionally also include a 5×5, 7×7, and 9×9 layer in the shape of a pyramid under the original layer to increase the effects from the beacon. The layers do not have to be entirely emerald blocks, as they may also contain blocks of iron, blocks of gold, blocks of netherite, and blocks of diamond.
|Emerald||Block of Emerald|
A block of emerald can also be used underneath a note block to produce the "Bit" sound.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||1.2||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||1.25||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.75||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||1.2||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.5||16|
|?||?||Once the block has broken||?||1.2|
|?||?||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||?||While the block is in the process of being broken||?||0.75|
|?||?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||?||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||?||When the block is placed||?||1.2|
|Name||Identifier||Form||Block tags||Translation key|
|Block of Emerald||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Block of Emerald||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
- ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
- Available with
- The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.
|May 28, 2012||Jeb tweeted an image featuring a room containing redstone lamps and blocks of emerald.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Added blocks of emerald.|
|1.4.2||12w32a||Blocks of emerald can now be used to activate a beacon.|
|1.4.4||1.4.3-pre||Blocks of emerald can no longer be mined using wooden or stone pickaxes.|
|July 21, 2017||Showed new texture of block of emerald.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 133.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of blocks of emerald has been changed.|
|18w50a||The texture of blocks of emerald has been changed, again.|
|19w08a||The texture of blocks of emerald has been changed, once again.|
|19w09a||Blocks of emerald can now be used to play the bit, if they are under note blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Added blocks of emerald.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||The texture of blocks of emerald has been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The texture of blocks of emerald has been changed, once again.|
|1.13.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Blocks of emerald can now be used to play the bit, if they are under note blocks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added blocks of emerald.|
|1.90||The texture of blocks of emerald has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added blocks of emerald.|