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Important Information
Full name Netherrack
ID 87
Type Misc
Blast Resistance Unspecified
Naturally Spawning Unspecified
Primary Tool Pickaxe
Minimum tool level Wood
Drops Netherrack
Luminosity 0
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity No

Netherrack is a block in Minecraft. It makes up most of the Nether. It is a pinkish-red block with many darker scrapes and nicks in it. There is a distinct right-angle on its top face.

Special Ability

Netherrack can burn forever unless a player or water (excluding Rain) puts it out. Because of this, Netherrack is often used for fireplaces.


When put in a Furnace and smelted, Netherrack will turn into a Nether Brick item.




  • Netherrack, Sandstone and Glowstone are the only stones that can be broken quickly by hand. However, Netherrack doesn't drop anything in this case.
  • Rain has no effect on burning Netherrack.

Natural Blocks
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Underground StoneCoal OreIron OreGold OreLapis Lazuli OreDiamond OreRedstone OreEmerald Ore
Dimension Specific NetherrackSoul SandGlowstoneNether Quartz OreEnd Stone
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