A Beginner's Guide to Nether Quartz in Minecraft
Written By Tabish
As the name suggests, you can find Nether Quartz in Minecraft within the Nether region. It appears in the form of blobs. You can find them easily in layers 117 and below. To learn how to mine them and have in-depth knowledge; Continue reading.
What are Nether Quartz and how to use them in Minecraft?
Nether Quartz in Minecraft is a versatile resource. Both crafting and building are possible with Nether Quartz. The beautiful white texture of Nether Quartz creates a marble-like look which is perfect for building modern style architecture in Minecraft. Daylight Detectors, Observers, and Redstone Comparators are a few items that require Nether Quartz.
Where to find Nether Quartz in Minecraft?
To find Nether Quartz in Minecraft, one must be in the Nether region. Nether Quartz have a 45% chance of spawning, which is as high as the iron ore spawn rate in the Overworld. It looks like Netherrack blocks but with white patches all around the block, making it easy to spot.
Just like any other game, Minecraft divides itself into chunks. Chunks allow the game to load, save, generate in an optimised manner. Minecraft uses a chunk system with a size of 16×16 blocks, from Bedrock to the sky. Nether quartz ore attempts to replace Netherrack 16 times per chunk in veins of size 0-24, from levels 10 to 117, in all nether biomes except basalt deltas.
How to mine Nether Quartz in Minecraft?
To mine Nether Quartz in Minecraft, you must use a pickaxe. If you try to mine Nylium Nether Quartz without a pickaxe, you will get nothing. So make sure you have a wood pickaxe or better.
The best way to mine Nether Quartz in Minecraft and have a lot of them fast is to enchant your pickaxe with Fortune. For maximum results, enchant pickaxe with Fortune 3. If you are looking to save inventory space, you should use mine Nether Quartz with a silk touch pickaxe. Once you have plenty, carry them to the base and mine them using Fortune 3 pickaxe as and when needed.
What is The Nether region in Minecraft, and how to get there?
The Nether is a dangerous hell-like dimension filled with fire, lava, fungus-based vegetation, and many hostile mobs. To access the Nether, the player must construct a nether portal in the Overworld (portals created in The End do not activate). Construct a rectangular obsidian frame, ranging in size from a minimum of 4×5 to a maximum of 23×23.
Once the frame construction is complete, the portal needs to be activated. Activating the portal requires one to light a fire within the frame, using flint and steel, fire charge, dispensers or any material capable of igniting a fire.