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Non-Renewable as of 1.0[]

Obsidian, as of the full minecraft release, is no longer renewable. This is because diamonds are non-renewable, and you need a diamond pick to mine obsidian. Even with the introduction of the anvil, you still need diamonds to repair your diamond pickaxe. Because of this, if you have a fixed size world, you will eventually run out of diamond and therefor obsidian, making it non-renewable. Could this please be fixed in both the Renewable resource page along with the Obsidian page? Please explain to me if I'm mistaken. Thank you, -- 17:27, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Diamonds themselves are not renewable, but diamond pickaxes are, because you can get them by trading with villagers. -- Orthotope talk 19:31, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

However, there's a finite amount of Obsidian (or lava source blocks) in a 30milx256x30mil world - 18:52, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes, but you can get infinite obsidian by creating nether portals. Anrza (talk) 02:10, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Incomplete History[]

The history section lists Java Edition Classic 0.28 as adding Obsidian, and Cobblestone dropping when mined, but nowhere else in the History section does it say "Obsidian now drops itself when mined". While it is a very minor detail, it is still technically a missing detail. 08:59, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

In Bedrock edition, obsidian breaks faster. For example with a diamond pickaxe is is about 6.5 second.