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Full name Gravel
ID 13
Type Misc
Blast Resistance Unspecified
Naturally Spawning Unspecified
Primary Tool Shovel
Minimum tool level Wood
Drops Itself, sometimes flint
Luminosity 0
Reaction to redstone Inert
Affected by gravity Yes
Gravel is one of the few physics-abiding blocks on Minecraft, similarly to Sand. It will fall as an entity if the block beneath it is removed, which makes it hazardous to dig carelessly in caves, as Gravel may fall on the player and suffocate them. Unlike water, it causes suffocation instantly and is not slowed by the Respiration enchantment.
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Some Gravel fell on top of this Dungeon chest, making it impossible to open.



  • Gravel, Bedrock and Air are the only Overworld blocks to appear in the Nether.
  • If Gravel falls onto a non-solid block (like a Torch or Flower) it will break as an entity. This is true of all falling blocks.
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A round patch of Gravel forming the start of a river.

Natural Blocks
Surface Dirt DirtGrass Block Grass BlockPodzol PodzolMycelium MyceliumGrassless Dirt Grassless DirtSand SandGravel GravelClay ClayMoss Stone Moss StoneWood WoodRed Sand Red SandPacked Ice Packed IceSnow SnowSnow (Cover) Snow (Cover)Ice IceWater WaterLava Lava
Underground Stone StoneCoal Ore Coal OreIron Ore Iron OreGold Ore Gold OreLapis Lazuli Ore Lapis Lazuli OreDiamond Ore Diamond OreRedstone Ore Redstone OreEmerald Ore Emerald Ore
Dimension Specific Netherrack NetherrackSoul Sand Soul SandGlowstone GlowstoneNether Quartz Ore Nether Quartz OreEnd Stone End Stone
Structure Specific Cobblestone CobblestoneWood Planks Wood PlanksFence FenceNether Brick (Block) Nether Brick (Block)Stone Brick Stone BrickMossy Stone Brick Mossy Stone BrickCracked Stone Brick Cracked Stone BrickChiseled Stone Brick Chiseled Stone BrickTorch Torch16px Sea LanternDark Prismarine Dark Prismarine16px Prismarine BricksPrismarine PrismarineGlass Pane Glass Pane
Decoration Fern FernLarge Fern Large FernTall Grass Tall GrassDouble Tallgrass Double TallgrassLilac LilacPeony PeonyRose Bush Rose BushSunflower SunflowerPoppy PoppyDandelion DandelionBlue Orchid Blue OrchidAllium AlliumAzure Bluet Azure BluetOxeye Daisy Oxeye DaisyTulip TulipLily Pad Lily PadSugar Cane Sugar CaneVines VinesCactus Cactus

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