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Block of Iron
Iron (Block)
First Appearance Classic 0.31
Type of Block Solid Block
Tool Used AChievement Pick
Data Values Hex: 2A
Obeys Physics?
Blocks of Iron (also known as Iron Blocks) are blocks for storing Iron Ingots. They do not appear naturally. They are crafted from 9 Iron Ingots. Iron blocks have the same texture on each of its six sides.

Iron blocks can be made by placing nine iron ingots in a Crafting Table. The nine ingots can be recovered by placing the block in a crafting grid. This makes iron blocks more functional as "storage units" than as building units. Iron blocks can be mined with a stone, iron, or diamond pickaxe, taking about two seconds to destroy. If an iron block is broken without such a tool, it drops nothing, wasting all nine ingots. It has lines going across it making the iron look corrugated. Iron can not be burned down making it a smart choice when building a house although it may be more difficult.

Iron blocks are also required to build an Iron Golem which requires 4 Iron blocks in a shape of a T and a pumpkin on top middle placed last.


Block of Iron
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot

As a Crafting Ingredient

Iron Ingot (x9)
(Shapeless recipe)
None None None
None Block of Iron None
None None None


  • In the Beta 1.9 pre-release, stripes were added to the block.
  • Prior to the Halloween Update, Block of Iron used a different textured skin.
  • In 1.2, four Iron Blocks and one pumpkin are used to make an Iron Golem.
  • As of Pre-release 12w41a, the crafting recipe for the Anvil requires three Blocks of Iron.

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