Red Sand

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Red Sand
First Appearance Java Edition: 1.7 13w39a
Pocket Edition: 0.9.0 build 1
Type of Block Natural Block (static), Entity (falling)
Stackable Yes 64
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For other sand-related objects in Minecraft, see Sand (Disambiguation).

Red Sand is a block added to Minecraft in update 1.7 that can be found in the badlands biome. It is affected by gravity and obeys physics, like its counterpart in the desert biome.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Red Sandstone TNT
Red Sand Red Sand None Gunpowder Red Sand Gunpowder
Red Sand Red Sand None Red Sand Gunpowder Red Sand
None None None Gunpowder Red Sand Gunpowder

Mining[edit | edit source]

Red Sand can be harvested with any tool or by hand, but a shovel is the fastest.

Tool 36x36px
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Default
0.75
Wood
0.4
Stone
0.2
Iron
0.15
Diamond
0.1
Netherite
0.1
Gold
0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Players can plant cacti on it, making it a good alternative for sand.
  • It was first added to Minecraft in 1.7.2.
  • It can be used to make TNT and glass, but not standard sandstone or concrete powder.
  • Apart from color, the textures for the two kinds of sand are the same.
  • As of Minecraft 1.8 update, players can craft red sandstone out of red sand.
  • Sand and red sand are sold by wandering traders in exchange for emeralds.
  • Unlike regular sand, baby turtles cannot hatch on it.