Game Modes Creative and Survival Mode
Type of Block Natural
Tool Used

0303 0001 wood shovel Wooden Shovel (0.4s)

0285 0010 stone shovel Stone Shovel (0.2s)

0237 0036 iron shovel Iron Shovel  (0.15s)

0217 0046 gold shovel Gold Shovel (0.1s)

0194 0058 diamond shovel Diamond Shovel (0.1s)

Luminosity No
Transparency No
Renewable No
Stackable Yes
Flammable No
Drops Itself


Sand is a common block mostly located in caves, deserts and beaches. It can be found in great numbers at the water bottom.

There are two colors of sand: yellow and red.

Sand can be obtained by digging it with bare hands or any tool.

Using Shovel will speeds up the process.

Digging sand

Digging Sand


Primary use of Sand is smelting it to get Glass. It also can be used as building material and crafting Sandstone.

As a Crafting Ingredient

1 Sand + 1 Fuel →  1 Glass

Smelting sand

Smelting Sand

Sand → 1 Sandstone

Crafting sandstone2

5 Gunpowder + 4 Sand → 1 TNT

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Updates History

Version Updates History

- Added crafting recipe to craft TNT using Sand and Gunpowder


- Added red sand

- Added crafting recipe of red sandstone


- Added yellow sand and crafting recipe of yellow sandstone

- Added smelting recipe to craft glass from sand