Block of Copper

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Block of Copper
First Appearance JE: 1.17 Snapshot 20w45a

BE: Beta

Type of Block Mineral Block
Stackable Yes 64
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The Block Of Copper is a decorative block in Minecraft that was added in update 1.17.


The block of copper can be used as a building block and storage block. It has shiny orange color when first crafted; however, when left for too long (50–82 days per stage), it slowly tarnishes to a prismarine-like green.

Each stage can be mined up to collect or wax. They each have different names: Block of copper, exposed copper, weathered copper, and oxidized copper.

They can be waxed to prevent them from oxidizing. To wax them, players can craft them with a honeycomb, dispense honeycombs onto them using a dispenser(BE only), or right click them with a honeycomb in hand(BE only).


Block of Copper Waxed Copper Block
(Shapeless recipe)
Copper Ingot Copper Ingot None None None None
Copper Ingot Copper Ingot None Block of Copper Honeycomb None
None None None None None None


  • Blocks of copper, as well as all other copper blocks, are the only mineral blocks that age over time after being placed.
    • As of snapshot 20w45a, "Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Stairs" is the longest item name in the game with 41 characters including spaces.
  • Copper blocks were previously crafted with 9 copper ingots, but as of snapshot 20w46a, they are crafted with only 4 copper ingots.


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