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Important Information
Full name Glowstone
ID 89
Type Natural
Blast Resistance Unspecified
Naturally Spawning Yes
Primary Tool Pickaxe (or fist)
Minimum tool level Wood (or fist)
Drops Glowstone Dust
Luminosity 15
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity No
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Glowstone is a block in Minecraft. It is found naturally only in the Nether. When mined, Glowstone Blocks give 2-4 Glowstone Dust. This can be used to craft glowstone blocks itself or make potions more potent.


On the default Minecraft look, Glowstone Blocks are light brown block with lighter gold-brown spots. It is found hanging from the ceiling of Nether caverns, making it a bit dangerous to mine. However, with a bit of exploration, it shouldn't be too hard to find some close to the ground in a small cavern.

How to obtain

  • Craft with four Glowstone Dust
  • Trade with Villagers
  • Mine with a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch


  • Sometimes, if a Glowstone block is destroyed by an explosion, its light will remain.
  • Glowstone gives off more light than any block except Lava.



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