Nether Quartz

Nether Quartz is an item obtained from the mining or smelting of Nether Quartz Ore. It is used in decorative blocks as well as a few Redstone components. 


Nether Quartz Ore appears quite frequently in the Nether, similarly to Iron Ore in the Overworld, although it appears more common due to the fact that it has no Y-level requirement. It can be mined with a Pickaxe to get Nether Quartz. Fortune may increase the number of quartz dropped for Nether Quartz Ore. Silk Touch can be used to get the ore block, which can then be smelted into one quartz and very little experience (none if a Hopper is used for collection). However, this is inefficient, as less experience is given and Fortune may give more than just 1.


Four Nether Quartz put in a square makes a Block of Quartz.



  • Nether Quartz appeared in Pocket Edition before it did in the computer version.
  • Nether Quartz is the only mineral to craft its mineral block with 4 of it.
  • Nether Quartz, Coal, and Lapis Lazuli are the only ore-obtained resources that are not dust, ingots or gems.
Raw Materials
Base Blaze RodCharcoalClay (Item)CoalCocoa BeanDiamondEggEmeraldFlintGlowstone DustGold NuggetGunpowderInk SacLapis LazuliLeatherNether QuartzNether StarPrismarine CrystalPrismarine ShardRabbit's FootRabbit HideSeedsStringSugar Cane
Crafted Bone MealBookBowlBrick (Item)CharcoalDyeGold IngotNether Brick (Item)StickSugarWheat

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