coal block

coal block Minecraft Block

Minecraft Block

The Block of Coal is a block that was added in the 13w18a snapshot. Like other blocks of its kind, it is a compact way to store the material. It may also be used as a building block, however, it is less appealing than other compacted ores.

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Block of Coal

First Appearance 13w18a
Type of Block Solid Block
Stackable? Yes
Tool Used Wpickaxe
Data Values Hex: AD Dec: 173
Obeys Physics? No
Luminosity No
Transparency No


  • Though made from 9 Coal (able to smelt 72 items ), one block of coal can actually smelt 80 items, making it a more efficient form of long-term fuel.
  • When first introduced in Minecraft 1.6 snapshots, it had a recolored " Block of Redstone " texture, soon changed to what is it now.
  • Coal blocks were also implemented in the Minecraft 2.0 April Fools update.

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