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This article is about the smooth decorative variant block. For the other variants, see Block of Quartz.

A smooth quartz block is a mineral block used only for decoration. It is made by smelting blocks of quartz.



Smooth quartz blocks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Smooth Quartz Block
Hardness 2
Breaking time[A]
Default 10
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Netherite 0.35
Golden 0.25
  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[]

2 smooth quartz blocks generate naturally as part of each bridge bastion remnant.


Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Smooth Quartz Block Block of Quartz +
Any fuel



Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Smooth Quartz Slab Smooth Quartz Block
Smooth Quartz Stairs Smooth Quartz Block


Ingredients Cutting recipe
Smooth Quartz Block

Note Blocks[]

Smooth quartz blocks can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sounds.


Java Edition:

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

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Smooth Quartz Blocksmooth_quartzBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.smooth_quartz

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Smooth Quartz Blockquartz_block155Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.quartz_block.default.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.


See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, smooth quartz blocks use the following data values:

DV Description
0 Block of Quartz
1 Chiseled Quartz Block (vertical)
2 Pillar Quartz Block (vertical)
3 Smooth Quartz Block
4 Block of Quartz (east-west)
5 Chiseled Quartz Block (east-west)
6 Pillar Quartz Block (east-west)
7 Smooth Quartz (east-west)
8 Block of Quartz (north-south)
9 Chiseled Quartz Block (north-south)
10 Pillar Quartz Block (north-south)
11 Smooth Quartz (north-south)

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
chisel_typedefaultdefaultThe main block type.
chiseledThe chiseled type.
linesThe pillar type.
smoothThe smooth type.
The axis along which the block is oriented. Normally applies only to the pillar type.


Java Edition
1.513w04aSmooth Quartz Block JE1 BE1 Added seamless quartz double slabs as an unobtainable variant of the quartz double slab.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the double_slab ID have been split up into their own IDs, giving this block the ID smooth_quartz.
The block has been renamed to "Smooth Quartz".
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 43.
Smooth quartz is now available in the Creative inventory.
1.1418w43aSmooth quartz can now be obtained by smelting blocks of quartz.
Smooth Quartz Block JE2 The textures of all smooth quartz blocks have been changed.
19w08aSmooth Quartz Block JE3 BE2 Smooth quartz now uses the bottom texture of normal quartz blocks, rather than the top texture.
1.1620w06a"Smooth Quartz" has been renamed to "Smooth Quartz Block".
Pocket Edition Alpha
?Rotated versions of smooth quartz blocks now exist in the game due to how the game handles rotated quartz blocks.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta quartz can now be obtained by smelting regular blocks of quartz.
Smooth quartz is now obtainable in the Creative inventory.[verify][more information needed]
Smooth quartz can be used to craft smooth quartz slabs and stairs.
1.10.0beta Quartz Block JE3 BE2 Smooth Quartz Block Axis X BE2 Smooth Quartz Block Axis Z BE2 The textures of smooth quartz have been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
1.88 Added smooth quartz. It is obtainable in both Survival, and in the Creative inventory.
1.90 Smooth Quartz Block JE3 BE2 The textures of smooth quartz have been changed.


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