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Glowstone
Glowstone block
A Glowstone Block

Type

Solid Block

Luminescent

Yes (emits light level 15)

Stackable?

Yes (64)

Tool Used

Any

Renewable

Yes

Glowstone is a decorative block used for illumination. It melts Ice and Snow near it, and drops 2-4 Glowstone Dust when broken. It spawns in Glowstone Clusters in the Nether. Glowstone is used in Potions to increase the potion's strength.

Crafting

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.
  • It can provide light underwater, unlike Torches.
    • Also, it emits a light of 15, while torches emit 14.
  • Glowstone emits the same light level as The Sun, Fire, Lava, and Redstone Lamps.
  • Before Update 0.12.1, Glowstone could be only obtained by the Nether Reactor.

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