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Glowstone
Glowstone block
A Glowstone Block

Type

Block

Tool Used

Silk Touch Pickaxe

Stackable

Yes (64)

Luminosity

Yes (15)

Transparency

None

First Apperance

Update 0.5.0

Glowstone is a decorative Block used for illumination. It was added in Update 0.5.0.

Obtaining

Glowstone is found in Glowstone Clusters on the underside of Netherrack in the Nether. If broken by hand it will drop 2-4 Glowstone Dust. To get the actual Block, the Player must use a Silk Touch Enchanted Pickaxe.

Crafting

Usage

Glowstone emits a light level of 15, and melts Ice and Snow nearby.

Trivia

  • Before the name was officially confirmed, Glowstone was also called lightstone, brimstone, and australium.
  • When Glowstone is broken, it has the same sound effect as breaking Glass and Ice.
  • Being a solid block, it can provide light underwater, unlike Torches.
  • Glowstone emits the same light level as the Sun, Fire, Lava, Jack O'Lanterns and Redstone Lamps.
  • Before Update 0.12.1, Glowstone could only be obtained by the Nether Reactor in the form of Glowstone Dust.
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