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Important Information
Full name Gravel
ID 13
Type Misc
Blast Resistance Unspecified
Naturally Spawning Unspecified
Primary Tool Shovel
Minimum tool level Wood
Drops Itself, sometimes flint
Luminosity 0
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity Yes

Gravel is one of the few physics-abiding blocks on Minecraft, similarly to Sand. It will fall as an entity if the block beneath it is removed, which makes it hazardous to dig carelessly in caves, as Gravel may fall on the player and suffocate them. Unlike water, it causes suffocation instantly and is not slowed by the Respiration enchantment.

Some Gravel fell on top of this Dungeon chest, making it impossible to open.



  • Gravel, Bedrock and Air are the only Overworld blocks to appear in the Nether.
  • If Gravel falls onto a non-solid block (like a Torch or Flower) it will break as an entity. This is true of all falling blocks.

A round patch of Gravel forming the start of a river.

Natural Blocks
Surface DirtGrass BlockPodzolMyceliumGrassless DirtSandGravelClayMoss StoneWoodRed SandPacked IceSnowSnow (Cover)IceWaterLava
Underground StoneCoal OreIron OreGold OreLapis Lazuli OreDiamond OreRedstone OreEmerald Ore
Dimension Specific NetherrackSoul SandGlowstoneNether Quartz OreEnd Stone
Structure Specific CobblestoneWood PlanksFenceNether Brick (Block)Stone BrickMossy Stone BrickCracked Stone BrickChiseled Stone BrickTorchSea LanternDark PrismarinePrismarine BricksPrismarineGlass Pane
Decoration FernLarge FernTall GrassDouble TallgrassLilacPeonyRose BushSunflowerPoppyDandelionBlue OrchidAlliumAzure BluetOxeye DaisyTulipLily PadSugar CaneVinesCactus