Minecraft has quite a few blocks for players to dig around and build things with, and no two of them are identical. While players may go exploring or mining for different blocks, some can only be acquired by processing existing blocks.
In this article, we’re talking about the smooth quartz block in Minecraft, more specifically, how can you get your hands on one.
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Smooth Quartz in Minecraft
The Smooth Quartz block was added in the 1.13 update, also called the Aquatic update. Initially, it had the same texture as regular quartz, but that changed in the 1.14 update, where the block received a new, smoother-looking texture.
Smooth Quartz is often used in modern-style buildings in the game thanks to its smoother, more aesthetic texture. Other than that, there aren’t many other uses for the block except architecture aesthetics.
Creating a Smooth Quartz block
To create a smooth quartz block, you’re going to need a furnace, some fuel and a block of regular quartz. Once you have everything you need, follow these steps to make smooth quartz.
Step 1: Walk up to the furnace and right-click to interact.
Step 2: Place your quartz block in the top slot and the fuel in the bottom one. Once you’ve added fuel, wait for the quartz block to turn into smooth quartz, and you’re good to go.
Once the smooth quartz block has been smelted in the furnace, you can move it to your inventory and use it wherever you’d like.
Note that apart from their appearance, there isn’t much of a difference between quartz and smooth quartz blocks, so make sure not to waste precious fuel-making blocks you aren’t going to use.
Once smelted, smooth quartz can’t be turned back into quartz as well, so ensure you have a steady supply for anything else you might be building.
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