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Nether Quartz Ore
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Important Information
Full name Nether Quartz Ore
ID 153
Type Misc
Blast Resistance Unspecified
Naturally Spawning Unspecified
Primary Tool Pickaxe
Minimum tool level Wood
Drops Nether Quartz
Luminosity 0
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity No

Naturally Spawned Nether Quartz Ore

Nether Quartz Ore is an ore added in Update 1.5, found in the Nether. Although it may seem extremely common in the Nether (this is caused by the fact that it has no Y-level requirement), it is as common as Iron Ore is in the regular Overworld. Nether Quartz Ore is currently the only ore found in the Nether. When mined, it yields 1 Nether Quartz (1-4 if the Fortune enchantment is used). It can then be made into many variations of Quartz Blocks.

How to obtain

  • Mine with a Wooden Pickaxe or higher with Silk Touch to obtain the ore, not the item, Nether Quartz.


  • Nether Quartz Ore is the second ore whose product is used in Redstone components. The first is Redstone Ore
  • Nether Quartz Ore, Ruby Ore(removed), Lapis Lazuli Ore, and Emerald Ore are the only ores to not use the normal ore texture.
  • Although it is as common as iron, it can be mined with a Wooden Pickaxe while iron requires stone.
  • Mining it is considered to be the best method of gaining experience, aside from other things like multiple Monster Spawners next to each other(especially double or triiple Blaze Spawners) or defeating a boss mob, like the Ender Dragon or the Wither.


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