- Dirt is the most common surface block on normally generated worlds, making up the majority of the top layers of blocks, between Grass or Snow and Stone. It is also found in underground deposits at all altitudes and can also be found in the bottom of any body of Water, as can Sand and Clay. It shares exactly the same texture on all six sides.
Dirt is not used in any crafting recipes whatsoever. Some uses offered by this block are as a necessity for growing certain plants (but must first be tilled with a hoe, but sugar cane and spalings don't need to use one), and as a cheap material for when a Player wishes to block off branches of a cavern, build walls or scaffolds, or any similar task that requires a medium to large number of blocks that are not affected by gravity and are fireproof.
- A bug in Minecraft Beta 1.8 pre-release allowed any block (including bedrock) to change into dirt when a Huge Mushroom was grown on it. This was later fixed in the second pre-release of version 1.8 so that Huge Mushrooms can only be grown on dirt, grass or Mycelium .
- If you find a dirt vein while mining, there will be a chance ore will be in or around it.
- It bears many similarities to Netherrack.
- Dirt slabs were added in Survival Test, but were instantly removed.