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This article documents an April Fools' joke. 
This feature was exclusively part of a joke version and is not currently planned for addition to regular Minecraft.
It is documented here on the wiki due to being officially-released content by Mojang Studios, even if not present in a final version.
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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition. 

The copper sink is a joke block introduced in Java Edition 23w13a_or_b. It can be used to hold water.

Copper sinks can only be crafted and placed if the "Add Copper Sink" proposal is approved.



Copper sinks do not have an associated tool and cannot be dropped with Silk Touch.

Block Copper Sink
Hardness 2
Breaking time (secs)
Default 10


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Copper


Copper sinks can be filled with water. They are implemented rather simply: a water bucket can be emptied in a sink after which it becomes filled, interacting with a filled sink using an empty bucket fills the bucket. Bottles cannot interact with the copper sink, nor can buckets with other liquids.

Dropping any exclusively copper-based items into the sink will delete them, including Raw Copper, Copper Ingot, Block of Copper, and other copper sinks.



SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.copper.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.copper.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.copper.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.copper.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.copper.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Water dripsBlocksWhen dripping water from a pointed dripstone falls into a copper sinkblock.pointed_dripstone.drip_water_into_cauldronsubtitles.block.pointed_dripstone.drip_water_into_cauldron2.00.9-1.016
Lava dripsBlocksWhen dripping lava from a pointed dripstone falls into a copper sinkblock.pointed_dripstone.drip_lava_into_cauldronsubtitles.block.pointed_dripstone.drip_lava_into_cauldron2.00.9-1.016
Bucket emptiesBlocksWhen water from a bucket is placed in a copper sink [sound 1]item.bucket.emptysubtitles.item.bucket.empty1.01.0 [sound 2]16
Bucket fillsBlocksWhen water from a bucket is removed from a copper sinkitem.bucket.fillsubtitles.item.bucket.fill1.01.016
  1. empty1 plays twice as often as the other sounds
  2. Except for the second copy of empty1, which is 0.9

Data values[]


NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
Copper Sinkcopper_sinkBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.copper_sink
Filled Copper Sinkfilled_copper_sinkBlockNoneblock.minecraft.filled_copper_sink


Java Edition
23w13a_or_bCopper Sink Added copper sinks.


Copper sink blocks are an unsupported item due to being an April Fools' joke, and therefore such issues relating to them will not be fixed.


  • The copper sink block is a joke referring to the Minecraft community's request that Mojang add a copper "sink" (in videogame development language, a "sink" metaphorically refers to a gameplay feature that requires constant resource investment, preventing the situation in which players begin hoarding resources as they have more than they could ever need), as copper ingots have few uses compared to other similar items like iron ingots. This would explain why the recipe makes use of blocks of copper rather than copper ingots.