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Lodestone
Lodestone JE1 BE1.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

3.5

Hardness

3.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

A lodestone is a block that can be used to alter compasses to point towards it. It can be used in all three dimensions.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Lodestone requires a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops itself. If mined without a pickaxe, then the mining is slower and it drops nothing.

Block Lodestone
Hardness 3.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 17.5
Wooden 2.65
Stone 1.35
Iron 0.9
Diamond 0.7
Netherite 0.6
Golden 0.45
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

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Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Lodestone Bastion remnant Bridge chest 1 100%
Bedrock Edition
Lodestone Bastion remnant Bridge chest 1 100%

Crafting[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Lodestone Chiseled Stone Bricks +
Netherite Ingot

Usage[]

Lodestone Compass[]

Using a compass on a lodestone causes the compass to point to the lodestone, indicated by an enchantment glint effect on the compass ‌[Java Edition only], or a unique cyan glint ‌[Bedrock Edition only]. This works even in the End and the Nether. If the lodestone is broken, or in a different dimension than the compass, then the compass spins randomly, as ordinary compasses in the End and Nether do. If the lodestone is destroyed while a paired compass is in a chest, shulker box, item frame, armor stand, or any other storage item, the compass does not register that the lodestone is destroyed until the item is retrieved. Placing a lodestone back in the exact place as the original lodestone while the compass is still in a container prevents unpairing.

Piston interactivity[]

Lodestones cannot be pushed by pistons or pulled by sticky pistons.

Sounds[]

Generic[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.lodestone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.lodestone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.lodestone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.lodestone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.01.0[check the code]16
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.lodestone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Unique[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Lodestone Compass locks onto Lodestone?Using a compass on the blockitem.lodestone_compass.locksubtitles.item.lodestone_compass.lock??16

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
LodestonelodestoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.lodestone

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Lodestonelodestone477Block & Itemtile.lodestone.name

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngCountry Lode, Take Me Home
Use a compass on a Lodestone Hidden in the Depthsnether/use_lodestone

History[]

Java Edition
1.1620w13aLodestone JE1 BE1.png Added lodestones.
20w16aLodestones now generate in chests within bastion remnants.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Lodestone JE1 BE1.png Added lodestones.
Lodestones are currently available only in Experimental Gameplay.
Lodestones generate in chests within bastion remnants.
beta 1.16.0.63Lodestones now have their own sounds.
Lodestones are no longer behind Experimental Gameplay.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Lodestone" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[]

  • In reality, the lodestone is a naturally magnetized piece of the mineral magnetite, which can attract iron.
  • Despite being made from netherite, lodestones are not immune to fire and lava damage.[1]
  • The advancement "Country Lode, Take Me Home" is a reference to the lyrics of the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver.

References[]

  1. MC-176618 resolved as "Works as Intended"