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This article is about the block called smooth stone. For the regular stone, see Stone. For other kinds of stone, see Rock.

Smooth stone is a variant of stone made by smelting regular stone.



Smooth stone requires a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops itself. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Smooth Stone
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.

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Smooth Stone Village Mason's chest 1 20.8%
Bedrock Edition
Smooth Stone Village Mason's chest 1 20.8%

Natural generation[]

Smooth stone generates inside some houses in plains, savanna, and snowy plains villages in the Butcher's house in the form of slabs and blocks. They can also spawn in trail ruins.


Smooth stone can be smelted from stone.

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Stone +
Any fuel



Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blast Furnace Iron Ingot +
Furnace +
Smooth Stone

Smooth Stone Slab Smooth Stone


Ingredients Cutting recipe
Smooth Stone


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:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
Smooth Stonesmooth_stoneBlock & Itemmineable/pickaxeblock.minecraft.smooth_stone

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Smooth Stonesmooth_stone438Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.smooth_stone.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.


Java Edition Beta
1.3Smooth Stone JE1 BE1 Added smooth stone.
There are actually twelve smooth stone blocks, which are visually identical.
Smooth stone slabs arose as a double slab form of the "seamless" stone slab block, and would drop two of their single versions when broken.
Its inclusion within the game was likely accidental, as this version also added sandstone, cobblestone and petrified oak slabs to the game; as such, the four[verify] remaining data values were left undefined, and probably defaulted to using the smooth stone slab texture due to it being the default texture for its block ID, but applying it to all sides instead.
These are currently obtainable only through inventory editing.
1.7.3Changes to piston mechanics now allow for the creation of block transmutation machines, allowing for smooth stone (4-7, obtainability of 8-15 unknown[needs testing]) to be obtained in survival without inventory editors.
1.8Pre-releaseWith the addition of brick slabs and stone brick slabs, two of the smooth stone blocks have been effectively replaced with the double slabs of these, effectively removing them in the game and leaving only two remaining visually-identical smooth stone blocks.
Java Edition ability to place slabs in the top half of blocks has removed up to six of the smooth stone blocks.[verify]
1.4.612w49aWith the addition of nether brick slabs, the nether brick double slab replaces one of the two remaining smooth stone blocks, leaving only one smooth stone block behind.
1.513w02aWith the addition of quartz slabs, the final smooth stone block has been completely replaced, removing smooth stone from the game.
January 22, 2013Jeb says that smooth stone will be reintroduced as data value 8 of the double slab block, also hinting at the introduction of smooth sandstone.
January 22, 2013Jeb says that smooth stone may become legitimately obtainable as a block in the future.
13w04aDouble slab blocks have been intentionally changed such that double slabs with metadata 8-15 look identical to those with 0-7, except that they use the top texture on all sides instead. As a result, smooth stone has been reintroduced to the game with metadata value 8.
It now drops two regular smooth stone slabs (then known simply as stone slabs) when broken.
1.1317w47aSmooth stone has now been given its current name; previously it would have been referred to simply as "Stone Slab".
Smooth stone has been added to the creative inventory.
Smooth stone now drops itself when mined with a pickaxe, rather than two smooth stone slabs.
1.1418w43aSmooth stone can now be obtained by smelting stone.
Smooth Stone JE2 BE2 The texture of smooth stone has been changed.
Smooth stone is now used to craft smooth stone slabs (the slab types simply known as "stone slabs" before this version). They are no longer crafted from normal stone, as that recipe now yields new proper stone slabs which actually look like stone.
18w48aSmooth stone now generates in the updated plains villages.
18w49aSmooth stone now generates in the updated savanna villages and the new snowy tundra villages.
Smooth stone can now be found in chests in village mason houses.
18w50aSmooth stone can now be used to craft a blast furnace.
1.2023w12aSmooth stone now generates in trail ruins.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta Stone JE1 BE1 Added smooth stone.
Smooth stone can be obtained by smelting stone.
Smooth stone can be used to craft smooth stone slabs.
1.10.0beta stone now generates in the new villages.
Smooth stone can now used to craft blast furnaces.
Smooth Stone JE2 BE2 The texture of smooth stone has been changed.
1.11.0beta stone can now be found in village mason chests.
Legacy Console Edition
1.88 Smooth Stone JE1 BE1 Added smooth stone.
1.90 Smooth Stone JE2 BE2 The texture of smooth stone has been changed.


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