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For other uses, see Stone (disambiguation).
Stone JE4 BE3.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)


Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


Stone is a block found underground in the Overworld or on the surface of mountains.


Stone requires a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops cobblestone. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing. If a stone is mined with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe, it drops itself.

Block Stone
Hardness 1.5
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.

Natural generation[edit]

Stone makes up the majority of the solid blocks generated in the overworld. When chunks generate, stone can be found under 1-5 layers of grass blocks, dirt, gravel, clay, coarse dirt, podzol, mycelium, sand, sandstone, red sand, red sandstone or terracotta, depending on the biome. There is approximately 11,520 stone per chunk.

When the world is generating new chunks, some stone is replaced with blobs of other blocks, and almost every cavern and mineshaft generates at the stone level.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Stone Village Mason's chest 1 37.7%
Bedrock Edition
Stone Village Mason's chest 1 37.7%


A simple stone generator.

Stone can also be made by lava flowing on top of water blocks (both flowing and source). The water is replaced with stone.


Stone can be smelted from cobblestone.

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Cobblestone +
Any fuel




Silverfish can enter and hide in stone, creating an infested block.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Smooth Stone Stone +
Any fuel


Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Redstone Comparator Redstone Torch +
Nether Quartz +

Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +

Stone Button Stone

Stone Pressure Plate Stone

Stone Bricks Stone
Stone Slab Stone
Stone Stairs Stone
Stonecutter Iron Ingot +



Ingredients Cutting recipe


Apprentice-level stone mason villagers offer to buy 20 stone for an emerald.

Note Blocks[edit]

Stone can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
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
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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]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.stone

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Stonestone1Block &


See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, stone 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
granite_smoothPolished Granite
diorite_smoothPolished Diorite
andesite_smoothPolished Andesite



Java Edition pre-Classic
rd-20090515Stone JE1 BE1.png Added stone.
Java Edition Classic
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTCreeper explosions no longer destroy stone or stone-like blocks.
Mining stone now drops cobblestone.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120100201-2A pickaxe is now required to mine stone.
February 23, 2010Cobblestone is now smeltable into normal stone.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Stone can now be used to craft stone pressure plates (3 stone in slab fashion) and stone buttons (2 stone in the stick shape).
Java Edition Beta
1.3The stone slab recipe now uses 3 stone instead of cobblestone, which used to make a stone pressure plate.
The stone pressure plate recipe now requires 2 instead of 3 stone.
Stone can now be used to craft redstone repeaters.
1.8Pre-releaseStone can now be crafted into stone bricks.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseStone can now be made by having lava flow on top of water. In previous versions, the lava would replace the water and continue falling.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Stone JE2 BE2.png The texture of stone has been changed slightly.
1.4.212w34bStone buttons are now crafted with only one stone.
12w38aStone blocks have been given new sounds for being walked on and mined.
1.513w01aStone can now be used to craft redstone comparators.
Stone can now be used to craft hoppers.
13w02aStone is no longer used to craft hoppers.
1.814w02aAdded three new naturally occurring stone variants: granite, andesite and diorite, as well as polished versions for each.
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.
14w27bStone textures are now randomly mirrored and rotated 180 degrees, making large areas of stone look less uniform.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the stone ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 1.
1.1418w43aStone can now be smelted into smooth stone.
Stone JE3.png The texture of stone has been changed.
18w44aStone JE4 BE3.png The texture of stone has been changed, once again.
18w49aStone can now be found in chests in village mason houses.
19w04aStone can now be used to craft stonecutters.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseStone JE1 BE1.png Added stone.
v0.2.0Stone JE2 BE2.png The texture of stone has been changed.
v0.3.0Stone can now be used to craft stone slabs.
v0.4.0Stone can now be used to craft stone bricks.
v0.9.0build 1Added three new stone variants: granite, diorite and andesite, as well as polished versions for each.
v0.12.1build 1Stone can now be obtained using pickaxes with the Silk Touch enchantment.
v0.13.0build 1Stone can now be used to craft stone buttons and pressure plates.
v0.14.0build 1Stone can now be used to craft redstone repeaters and redstone comparators.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta can now be smelted into smooth stone.
Stone is now used to craft stone slabs and stairs.
1.10.0beta can now be used to craft grindstones and stonecutters.
Stone mason villagers now buy 20-26 stone as part of their second tier trades.
Stone JE4 BE3.png The texture of stone has been changed.
1.11.0beta can now be found in village mason chests.
beta has been changed, apprentice-level stone mason villagers now buy 20 stone as part of their trades.
1.17.0beta is no longer used to repair stone tools and weapons on an Anvil.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Stone JE2 BE2.png Added stone.
1.90 Stone JE4 BE3.png The texture of stone has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Stone JE2 BE2.png Added stone.


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