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Sandstone
Sandstone
First Appearance Beta 1.2-
Type of Block Solid Block
Stackable?
Yes
(64)
Tool Used Wpickaxe
Data Values Hex: 18
Dec:
24
Blast Resistance 4
Obeys Physics?
No
Luminosity
No
Transparency
No
Sandstone is a naturally occurring block found 4-5 blocks below natural Sand deposits, but only in Desert Biomes and Beaches.

Sandstone can also be crafted, by placing four blocks of Sand in a square, not requiring the 3x3 crafting grid. There are two varieties of Sandstone: Chiseled Sandstone and Smooth Sandstone. Sandstone can be used to craft the other two types of sandstone. Smooth by placing for in the same manner as sand to make it, and chiseled by making into slabs and then stacking them on each other. See crafting below.

Behavior

Unlike sand, sandstone is unaffected by gravity and will not fall if placed without a supporting block. This block is almost identical to cobblestone, except that it is a tan color. It also has three different designs, the two newest only available in Creative Mode or if you found a Desert temple. In a previous version of Minecraft, Sandstone could not be destroyed by an explosion caused by TNT or by creepers.

Crafting

BlockCSS
Sandstone
BlockCSS
Sand
BlockCSS
Sand
None
BlockCSS
Sand
BlockCSS
Sand
None
None None None

As a Crafting Ingredient

BlockCSS
Smooth Sandstone
x 4
BlockCSS
Chiseled Sandstone
BlockCSS
Sandstone
BlockCSS
Sandstone
None None None None
BlockCSS
Sandstone
BlockCSS
Sandstone
None None
BlockCSS
Sandstone Slab
None
None None None None
BlockCSS
Sandstone Slab
None


History

Sandstone was added in the Beta 1.2 update; their respective slab was added in the next patch, with the introduction of slabs.

Chiseled and smooth sandstone blocks were added in Minecraft 1.2.4. Sandstone stairs were added in the developmental snapshot 12w21a.

Trivia

  • Sometimes, if a cave passes right below a Desert Biome, the Sandstone at the bottom the sand will stick into the cave and make Sandstone "stalagmites". This is due to the layers of Sandstone beneath Sand not being even, thus they stick out into any caves beneath.
    • As of Update 1.8 they fixed cave generation in Dessert and Mesa biomes, which means that the "stalagmite" generation will become much more rare.

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