Granite

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Granite
Granite JE2 BE2.png
Polished Granite 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

Granite is a block of igneous rock, found in large pockets in the ground.

Polished granite is the polished version of granite.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Granite can generate in the Overworld in the form of blobs. Granite 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], granite only attempts to generate twice per chunk, however, the blobs are size 0-862. Granite can replace stone, diorite, andesite, tuff, and deepslate.

Granite generates in desert village armorer houses.

In Bedrock Edition, granite can generate as a part of coral reefs.

Polished granite generates in some ocean ruins.

Breaking[edit]

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

Block Granite
Polished Granite
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
Granite Diorite +
Nether Quartz


Polished Granite Granite

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Polished Granite Granite

Trading[edit]

Journeyman-level stone mason villagers have a 13 chance to sell 4 polished granite for one emerald as part of their trades.

Usage[edit]

Granite 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
Granite Slab or
Polished Granite Slab
Granite or
Polished Granite
Granite Stairs or
Polished Granite Stairs
Granite or
Polished Granite
Granite Wall Granite

Stonecutting[edit]

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

Trading[edit]

Journeyman-level Stone Mason villagers have 13 of a chance to buy 16 granite for an emerald.

Note Blocks[edit]

Granite and polished granite 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
Granitegranitebase_stone_overworld
dripstone_replaceable_blocks
lush_ground_replaceable
moss_replaceable
mineable/pickaxe
stone_ore_replaceables
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.granite
Polished Granitepolished_granitemineable/pickaxeBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_granite

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Granitestone1Block & Itemtile.stone.granite.name
tile.stone.granite_smooth.name

Metadata[edit]

Main article: data values

In Bedrock Edition, granite 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
1.8December 18, 2013Jeb posts the first images of granite and polished granite.
14w02aGranite JE1 BE1.png Polished Granite JE1 BE1.png Added granite and polished granite.
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.
14w33aGranite and polished granite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.
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 1 and 2.
18w09aPolished granite now generates in underwater ruins.
1.1418w43aGranite JE2 BE2.png Polished Granite JE2 BE2.png The textures of granite and polished granite have been changed.
1.1620w07aGranite is now renewable, as piglins have a 23250 chance to trade quartz during bartering.
1.1721w06aGranite is now able to generate below Y=0.
21w07aGranite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.
Granite is no longer able to generate below Y=0.
21w15aGranite now generates as it did in 1.16.5.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Granite JE1 BE1.png Polished Granite JE1 BE1.png Added granite and polished granite.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Granite can now generate in coral reefs.
beta 1.2.20.1Polished granite now generates in underwater ruins.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Granite can now be used to craft granite stairs, slabs and walls.
Polished granite can now be used to craft polished granite stairs and slabs.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Granite now generates in brand-new desert villages.
16-21 granite can now be sold to stone mason villagers as part of their third tier trades.
4 polished granite can now be bought from stone mason villagers for 1-2 emeralds as part of their third tier trades.
Granite JE2 BE2.png Polished Granite JE2 BE2.png The textures of granite and polished granite have been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has been changed, stone mason villagers now have 1/3 of a chance to sell polished granite for one emerald, and 1/3 of a chance to buy 16 granite as part of their third tier 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 granite.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Granite trades changed to match Java edition.
1.17.0beta 1.16.230.56Granite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 31.0.1Granite JE1 BE1.png Polished Granite JE1 BE1.png Added granite and polished granite.
1.90 Granite JE2 BE2.png Polished Granite JE2 BE2.png The textures of granite and polished granite have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Granite JE1 BE1.png Polished Granite JE1 BE1.png Added granite and polished granite.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • Geologically, granite is an intrusive igneous rock, made entirely of tiny crystals – mostly quartz, mica and feldspar. Intrusive rocks like granite cool from underground magma over a long time, letting the crystals grow large and visible to the naked eye. Granite is usually light in color, and it ranges from gray to distinctive pink. Granite as it appears in Minecraft is high in potassium feldspar, which makes it pink.
    • Finding exposed granite at the surface of a Minecraft world implies the surface had to be much higher there for the granite to cool underground.
    • Granite is like diorite, but it's made of more quartz (hence why granite is craftable using diorite and Nether quartz).
    • Granite is named for its coarse, visible crystal grains. Granite comes from the Latin word granum ("a grain").

Gallery[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

See also[edit]