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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • 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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