Minecraft: How to Get and Use Blackstone
Blackstone is a new block introduced in the Minecraft 1.16 Nether Update. An alternative to cobblestone, there are several types of blackstone: regular blackstone, polished blackstone, and gilded blackstone. Of course, each has a unique purpose.
Below, we'll tell you how to find the different blackstone blocks, as well as provide recipes for all of the different items and building materials you can craft using blackstone.
How to Get and Use Blackstone in Minecraft
Regular blackstone can be found in the new basalt deltas biome in the nether. Unlike crying obsidian, which requires a diamond pickaxe or netherite pickaxe to harvest, you can harvest blackstone using a simple wooden pickaxe.
You can also find blocks of regular blackstone inside bastion remnant structures.
Regular blackstone can be used for crafting the following items:
|Blackstone Slab||3x blackstone|
|Blackstone Stairs||6x blackstone|
|Blackstone Wall||6x blackstone|
|Polished Blackstone||4x blackstone|
Polished blackstone is slightly harder than regular blackstone, and it looks, well, polished and smooth when you craft it.
You need 4x blackstone for crafting one block of polished blackstone. You can also craft chiseled polished blackstone (which has lines chiseled in it) using 2x blackstone slabs.
Polished blackstone can be used for crafting the following items:
|Polished Blackstone Button||1x polished blackstone|
|Polished Blackstone Pressure Plate||2x polished blackstone|
|Polished Blackstone Bricks||4x polished blackstone|
|Polished Blackstone Slabs||3x polished blackstone|
|Polished Blackstone Stairs||6x polished blackstone|
|Polished Blackstone Walls||6x polished blackstone|
Unlike regular and polished blackstone, gilded blackstone is not available for neither crafting or smelting.
The only way you can obtain gilded blackstone is to mine it at bastion remnant structures. When mined with a pickaxe, it drops gold nuggets.
It's important to know that mining gilded blackstone my agg piglins, so be on the lookout and keep your guard up while mining.
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That's all you need to know about blackstone in Minecraft. Check out the links above for more on Minecraft 1.16, our other Minecraft guides, or our extensive seed lists, including those intended for 1.16 play.