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Block of Coal
Block of Coal.png
Important Information
Full name Block of Coal
ID Unspecified
Type Misc
Blast Resistance Unspecified
Naturally Spawning No
Primary Tool Pickaxe
Minimum tool level Stone
Drops Block of Coal
Luminosity 0
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity No

The Block of Coal is a block introduced in the Horse Update (1.6.1). It is crafted with 9 Coal in a 3 by 3 square. Charcoal does not work. Blocks of Coal can be used to smelt 80 items, making them 80% more efficient as a Bucket of Lava. They are available earlier in the game, too, generally. A block of coal smelts more items than its individual parts.


  • Although they are crafted with 9 Coal, Blocks of Coal smelt items equal to 10 Coal (80 items). To make the best of this, it is suggested to feed items into a Furnace either manually or using a Hopper. Note that using a Hopper does not grant any experience.
  • Blocks of Coal are the only flammable mineral blocks; they can burn if set alight and will catch fire.

How To Craft A Coal Block

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