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For the variant that appears in mesas, see Red Sand.

Sand is a common physics-obeying block that can be found in Desert Biomes, or next to bodies of Water.

Sources

Sand can be obtained on the surface of desert biomes, rivers, beaches, or from the majority of chests found within Desert Temples.

Mechanics

Sand can be broken by any tool, but a Shovel is quickest. Being a "physics-obeying block," it will turn into a falling block Entity if there is no block supporting it from beneath. The sand will fall until it hits a solid block, at which point it will turn back into a normal sand block. However, if it lands atop a a non-solid block (including ones without a collision box it will turn into an loot-able item. If multiple falling sand blocks land directly on top of a player, they will start to suffocate, slowly losing health.

When smelted in a furnace, sand becomes Glass.

Crafting

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Trivia

  • In chunks of landscape generated after Beta 1.2's release, the bottom of all sand piles had a layer of sandstone.
  • Before Beta 1.8, the spawn point of a world when created would always be on sand.
  • In the PC and Pocket Edition, particles are released by sand that is floating either by glitches or within the 1 tick that it takes for the game to realize that the sand should fall.
  • Sand and gravel take about 0.45 seconds to fall one meter.
  • Sand and Red Sand are sold by Wandering Traders in exchange for Emeralds.

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