|Catches fire from lava||
Polished granite is the polished version of granite.
Granite can generate in the Overworld in the form of blobs. Granite attempts to generate 10 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-160, from elevations 0 to 79, in all biomes. In Java Edition 1.17[upcoming], granite only attempts to generate twice per chunk, however, the blobs are size 0-862. Granite can replace stone, diorite, andesite, tuff, and deepslate.
Polished granite generates in some ocean ruins.
Granite can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.
|Breaking time[FN 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Granite is currently used only for decoration. It has the same blast resistance as stone, meaning it can be used as a substitute for stone when building.
|Granite Slab or
Polished Granite Slab
|Granite Stairs or
Polished Granite Stairs
Journeyman-level Stone Mason villagers have 1⁄3 of a chance to buy 16 granite for an emerald.
Granite and polished granite can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|File:Stone dig1.ogg||Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|File:Stone dig1.ogg||Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|File:Stone dig1.ogg||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.37||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.22||1.0|
|File:Stone hit1.ogg||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|File:Stone dig1.ogg||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Block tags (JE)||Form||Translation key|
|Granite||Block & Item|
|Polished Granite||None||Block & Item|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Granite||Block & Item|
In Bedrock Edition, granite uses the following data values:
|1.8||December 18, 2013||Jeb posts the first images of granite and polished granite.|
|14w02a||32px 32px Added granite and polished granite.|
|14w10a||Stone with numerical metadata variants 7 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have a missing texture 32px rather than appearing identical to stone.|
|14w25a||Stone and its variants are now defined via block states rather than by numerical metadata. Prior to this version, the numerical metadata variants of stone were as follows:
|14w26a||Stone with metadata values 7 through 15 have now been completely removed from the game.|
|14w33a||Granite and polished granite can no longer be used to craft stone slabs.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 1 and had data values of 1 and 2.|
|18w09a||Polished granite now generates in underwater ruins.|
|1.14||18w43a||32px 32px The textures of granite and polished granite have been changed.|
|1.16||20w07a||Granite is now renewable, as piglins have a 23⁄250 chance to trade quartz during bartering.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||21w06a||Granite is now able to generate below Y=0.|
|21w07a||Granite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.|
|Granite is no longer able to generate below Y=0.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||32px 32px Added granite and polished granite.|
|1.4.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Granite can now generate in coral reefs.|
|beta 188.8.131.52||Polished granite now generates in underwater ruins.|
|1.9.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Granite can now be used to craft granite stairs, slabs and walls.|
|Polished granite can now be used to craft polished granite stairs and slabs.|
|1.10.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Granite now generates in brand-new desert villages.|
|16-21 granite can now be sold to stone mason villagers as part of their third tier trades.|
|4 polished granite can now be bought from stone mason villagers for 1-2 emeralds as part of their third tier trades.|
|32px 32px The textures of granite and polished granite have been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Trading has been changed, stone mason villagers now have 1/3 of a chance to sell polished granite for one emerald, and 1/3 of a chance to buy 16 granite as part of their third tier trades.|
|1.12.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Trading has been changed again, apprentice-level stone mason villagers now have a 25% chance to sell polished granite.|
|1.16.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Granite trades changed to match Java edition.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.16.230||beta 188.8.131.52||Granite blobs are now larger and more spherical, but less common.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||1.0.1||32px 32px Added granite and polished granite.|
|1.90||32px 32px The textures of granite and polished granite have been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||32px 32px Added granite and polished granite.|
- Geologically, granite is an intrusive igneous rock, made entirely of tiny crystals – mostly quartz, mica and feldspar. Intrusive rocks like granite cool from underground magma over a long time, letting the crystals grow large and visible to the naked eye. Granite is usually light in color, and it ranges from gray to distinctive pink. Granite as it appears in Minecraft is high in potassium feldspar, which makes it pink.
- Finding exposed granite at the surface of a Minecraft world implies the surface had to be much higher there for the granite to cool underground.
- Granite is like diorite, but it's made of more quartz (hence why granite is craftable using diorite and Nether quartz).
- Granite is named for its coarse, visible crystal grains. Granite comes from the Latin word granum ("a grain").
- New Naturally Generated Blocks.png
Naturally generated granite and other counterparts in a cave.
- GraniteInPlateau (MinecraftEdu).png
Naturally generated granite and other counterparts in a mountain.
- Smooth granite.png
The first screenshot taken by Jeb about polished granite.
The first screenshot taken by Jeb about granite.
- The Bountiful Update.png
Polished granite as seen in the "Bountiful Update" screenshot released by Mojang