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Sand

Type of Block

Solid Block

Tool used

Shovel

Transparency

None

Luminosity

None

Stackable

Yes (64)

First Appearance

Update 0.1.0

Sand is a naturally spawning Block that is found in Desert Biomes and beaches. Sand obeys Gravity, meaning that it will fall if there is no block beneath it. However, it will not fall at world generation; it will only fall after a block state next to it is toggled.

Crafting

Smelting

Variants

There are two varieties of Sand in Minecraft Pocket Edition:

Both of these can be Crafted into respective types of Sandstone.

Vegetation

Sand can be used for farming Cactus, as they can only be placed on Sand, and Sugarcane. Dead Bushes can also spawn on Sand.

Trivia

  • The texture for Sand is also the texture used for the hotbar.
  • Sand did not obey Gravity before Update 0.6.0.
  • Sand is a component of Redstone alternatives, mainly being the Piston alternative for Piston alternative doors.
    • However, said Redstone alternatives are obsolete as all Redstone components are added as of Update 1.0.
  • As Sand is falling, it is an entity, it can be Fished towards the Player. This is also true for Gravel and Concrete Powder.
  • Placing a Torch on the block below falling Sand will break the Sand, and it can then be picked up.
Blocks
Wood
Oak WoodBirch WoodSpruce WoodAcacia WoodJungle WoodDark Oak Wood
Planks
Oak PlanksBirch PlanksSpruce PlanksAcacia PlanksJungle PlanksDark Oak Planks
Ores
Coal OreLapis Lazuli OreDiamond OreEmerald OreGold OreIron OreRedstone OreNether Quartz Ore
Mineral Blocks
CoalIronRedstoneEmeraldGoldLapis LazuliDiamondNether Quartz
Stone
StoneCobblestoneMoss StoneStone BricksAndesiteDioriteGraniteStonecutterCobblestone Wall
Sand
SandRed Sand
Sandstone
Sandstone (Smooth | Chiseled) • Red Sandstone • (Smooth | Chiseled)
Terrain
DirtGrass BlockGrass PathPodzolMyceliumFarmlandGravelIceSnowBedrock
The Nether
NetherrackNether BrickSoul Sand
The End
End StoneEnd Portal FrameEnd Stone BrickPurpur BlockPurpur PillarEnd RodDragon Egg
Utility
Crafting TableFurnaceBrewing StandAnvilEnchantment TableCauldronBeaconSignsChestBedTNT
Manufactured
BrickSlime BlockHay BaleJack O'LanternSlabStairsSpongeBookshelf
Ocean Monuments
PrismarineDark PrismarinePrismarine BricksSea LanternWet Sponge
Power Source
Redstone TorchLeverButtonDaylight SensorPressure PlateObserver
Mechanisms
RedstoneRedstone RepeaterRedstone ComparatorDispenserPistonHopperDoorDropperLamp
Food Blocks
CakeMelonPumpkin

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