Coarse Dirt

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Not to be confused with Dirt.
Coarse Dirt
Coarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Coarse dirt is a variation of dirt on which grass blocks cannot spread.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Block Coarse Dirt
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Netherite 0.1
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[edit]

Coarse dirt can be found as large patches in all Giant Tree Taiga variants, Wooded Badlands Plateau, Modified Wooded Badlands Plateau, Shattered Savanna and Shattered Savanna Plateau biomes.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Coarse Dirt Dirt +
Gravel

4

Usage[edit]

Coarse dirt has the ability to grow saplings, sugar canes, mushrooms, bamboo, and sweet berries which can be planted directly under appropriate conditions.

Neither mycelium nor grass can spread onto coarse dirt.

Coarse dirt can be tilled to become dirt and tilled again to become farmland.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

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

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.gravel?0.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.gravel??
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.gravel?0.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.gravel??
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.gravel??
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.gravel??
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.gravel?0.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Coarse Dirtcoarse_dirtbamboo_plantable_on
enderman_holdable
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.coarse_dirt

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Coarse Dirtdirt3Block & Itemtile.dirt.coarse.name

Metadata[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, coarse dirt uses the following data values:

DV Description
0 Dirt
1 Coarse Dirt

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

In Bedrock Edition, dirt uses the following block states:

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
dirt_typenormal normalDirt
coarseCoarse Dirt

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.7.213w36aDirt JE2 BE2.png Added grassless dirt.
Grassless dirt functions exactly like regular dirt, except it doesn't grow grass.
Grassless dirt doesn't generate naturally yet.
?Grassless dirt can now be found naturally in Savanna M biomes.
1.814w25aCoarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png Added coarse dirt as a craftable and visually distinct replacement for grassless dirt. Its block ID is still minecraft:dirt 1. It could be tilled with a hoe into farmland.
14w32aCoarse dirt can now be tilled into regular dirt.
1.1317w47aThe different variant block states for the dirt ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 3.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aA shovel can now be used on coarse dirt to create a dirt path block.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Dirt JE2 BE2.png Added grassless dirt.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Coarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png Grassless dirt has now been replaced with coarse dirt.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 31.0.1Coarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png Added coarse dirt.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.5.25Coarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png Added coarse dirt.

Issues[edit]

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