terracotta (orange)

terracotta (orange) Minecraft Block

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The Hardened Clay Block (also called stained clay) is a block that was added in 1.6.1 for PC, 0.9.0 in Pocket Edition, and TU19 in consoles. It is a baked version of a Clay Block . It can be stained many different colors like wool and can be found in the Mesa Biome . When you break hardened clay it does not drop clay , but instead, it drops the hardened clay block itself.Hardened Clay Blocks are useful for creating pixel art or creating houses. Like bricks, they aren't useful for anything other than building.

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Hardened Clay


Hardened clay can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will be destroyed.

Hardened clay can be found naturally in mesa biomes. This yields a large quantity of hardened clay.

Hardened clay blocks can be obtained by smelting a clay block in a furnace .


Hardened Clay can be dyed similar to wool and leather using 8 block surrounding any dye.

Hardened clay has the same explosion resistance as most other stone blocks, which is significantly higher than a regular block of clay before being smelted. A block of hardened clay when one meter away from an explosion will protect any blocks behind it, though it will be destroyed in the process.


  • Stained clay retains a darkened hue after being dyed from the original red/brown.
  • As of 1.8 Stained Clay replaced wool in Desert Temples .
  • They have a smoother look compared to wool blocks.

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