How to get Blackstone in Minecraft

Minecraft is known to constantly update their property with new and improved content which helps players stay glued to their screen. But due to this increasing database of new items and blocks, it might not be possible for you to keep track of every one of them. If you missed getting to know the Blackstone during the Nether update then we have the perfect guide for you. Check out the mining instructions for Blackstone below.

How to mine Blackstone in Minecraft

Blackstone is a new building block that was introduced in Minecraft with their Nether update. This block can not be crafted using a furnace or a crafting table but rather needs to be mined. Blackstone is quite easy to find and mine if you are looking in the right place. Let’s take a look at the procedure.

Things you will need

  • A higher level pickaxe

Where to find Blackstone

Blackstone can be found in the following places listed below. Ensure that you can easily navigate to locations listed below that have active Blackstone deposits before proceeding with the procedure.

  • Basalt Deltas
  • Nether areas (Level 5 to Levell 28)
  • Bastion Remnants


Navigate to your discovered Blackstone in the Nether areas. Aim at a block, equip your pickaxe, and start mining. You should now start cracking away at the surface which should yield Blackstone soon depending on the pickaxe that you are using. It will take you a maximum of 7.5s to mine a single block of Blackstone depending on the pickaxe that you are using.

How long does it take to mine Blackstone

Depending on the pickaxe that you are using, it can take anywhere from 0.2s to up to 7.5s. The exact times have been listed below for your convenience.

  • Default Pickaxe: 7.5s
  • Wooden Pickaxe: 1.15s
  • Stone Pickaxe: 0.6s
  • Iron Pickaxe: 0.4s
  • Diamond Pickaxe: 0.3s
  • Netherite Pickaxe: 0.25s
  • Golden Pickaxe: 0.2s

Note: The times listed above do not take into account enchantments that can be used on top of these tools.

Can Blackstone be used for crafting?

Yes, Blackstone can be used to craft a lot of things in Minecraft depending on your needs and requirements. Blackstone is equivalent to its surface substitute Cobblestone which can also be used for several purposes.

What can you craft using Blackstone

There are many things that you can craft using Blackstone and they have been listed below along with their crafting recipes.

Item Ingredients Recipe
Blackstone Slab Blackstone 3 x Blackstone
Blackstone Wall Blackstone 6 x 6 x Blackstone (Lying Down Flat)
Blackstone Stairs Blackstone 6 x Blackstone (Diagonally)
Blackstone Furnace Blackstone 8 x 6 x Blackstone (One empty slot in the middle)
Polished Blackstone Blackstone 4 x 6 x Blackstone (Bottom Left Corner)
Stone Axe Blackstone & Sticks 3 x Blackstone + 2 x Stick
Stone Hoe Blackstone & Sticks 2 x Blackstone + 2 x Stick
Stone Pickaxe Blackstone & Sticks 3 x Blackstone + 2 x Stick
Stone Shovel Blackstone & Sticks 1 x Blackstone + 2 x Stick
Stone Sword Blackstone & Sticks 2 x Blackstone + 1 x Stick

We hope this guide helped you easily mine Blackstone in Minecraft. If you would like a guide on any other ingredient in Minecraft, feel free to mention it in the comments section below.


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