Block of Coal

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Block of Coal
First Appearance April Fools: Minecraft 2.0
Java Edition: 1.6
Pocket Edition: 0.8.0 build 2
Type of Block Solid Block
Stackable Yes 64
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For other coal-related objects found in Minecraft, see Coal (disambiguation).

The Block of Coal is a block that was added in the 13w18a snapshot. Like other blocks of its kind, it's a compact way to store the material. It may also be used as a building block. However, it is less appealing than other compacted ores.

Uses

In addition to compact storage, the block of coal is also a better material to use during longer smelting operations than its resource-equivalent, coal, which smelts 72 items compared to 80 items.

Crafting

Block of Coal Coal x9
(Shapeless recipe)
Coal Coal Coal None None None
Coal Coal Coal None Block of Coal None
Coal Coal Coal None None None


Mining

A Block of Coal requires a pickaxe to harvest, otherwise it will drop nothing.

Tool This block requires a Wooden Pickaxe to be mined
Hardness 5
Breaking time[note 1]
Default
25
Wood
3.75
Stone
1.9
Iron
1.25
Diamond
0.95
Netherite
0.85
Gold
0.65
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Trivia

  • Being able to smelt 80 items, the coal block is the second best fuel source, and by far the best fuel source with a full stack used (5,120 items per stack). It's only second to a bucket of lava.
  • When first introduced in Minecraft 1.6 snapshots, it had a recolored "Block of Redstone" texture, which was soon changed to what is was later, then retextured again.
  • Coal blocks were also implemented in the Minecraft 2.0 April Fools update.
  • Coal blocks cannot be seen in light level 3 or below. This is the same with black concrete.

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