Nether Quartz Ore
Nether Quartz Ore
A Nether Quartz Ore Block
First Appearance Snapshot 13w01a
Type of Block Solid Block, Ore
Tool Used Pickaxe Graphic
Data Values Hex: 99
Technical Name minecraft:quartz_ore
Obeys Physics
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Nether Quartz Ore is an ore that is found only in The Nether. Nether Quartz Ore has a 45% chance of spawning which is similar to the Iron Ore spawn rate in the Overworld. When mined with any pickaxe, Nether Quartz Ore will drop a piece of Nether quartz which can be used to craft daylight sensors and redstone comparators. When Nether Quartz Ore was first introduced in Snapshot 13w01a, it couldn't be smelted if it was obtained with a silk touch pickaxe or while in Creative Mode. This was fixed in Snapshot 13w01b.


  • Nether Quartz Ore is the only ore available in The Nether.
  • Nether Quartz Ore is as common as Iron Ore in the Overworld, but it appears to be more common because of the irregular generation of the Nether which exposes Nether Quartz Ore much more frequently.
  • Unlike Netherrack, Nether Quartz Ore does not burn forever.

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