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Coal icon32 Coal is a item used to burn items in a furnace, harvested from Coal Ore. They can be also dropped by Wither

Coal
Coal icon32
Coal
Vital statistics
Name Coal
Uses To make torches, fire charges, and more. They are also used as fuel for furnaces.
Hex 107
Dex 263 Bin 000100000111
First added Indev 0.31
Skeletons. They can be renewed and can also be replaced with Charcoal Charcoal. They used to make Torches, Fire Charge and a Block of Coal. Coal can be found everywhere, where there is stone. There can be 5-32 Coal Ore (in a vein) , and has a ⅔ chance for
CoalCharcoalTextures

Identical textures are seen in both Coal and Charcoal.

dropping experience orbs.


Use in Crafting Recipes

Torch

Torch





Fire Charge

How-to-craft-fire-charges




Block of Coal 

Images



Use in smelting

Smelting Coal Ore is time-consuming, but is used to make Coal. The fuel is Coal/Charcoal and in the top goes the Ore. The result is Coal.

Video

Minecraft Blocks & Items Coal01:23

Minecraft Blocks & Items Coal

Coal video

Charcoal

Charcoal is a replacement resource if coal is not around. Wood can be harvested and then can be smelted

Charcoal
Charcoal
Vital statistics
Name Charcoal
Uses Charcoal can be used as a replacement to Coal.
Hex 263(1)
Dex 107(1) Bin 000100000111(1)
First added Beta 1.2
into charcoal. It can be used in superflat mode from NPC villages, when torches are in poor use. Charcoal can help you survive the first night. But, making charcoal is time-consuming.

Smelting Charcoal

Smelting wood

Charcoal

Video

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Minecraft Blocks & Items Charcoal

Charcoal video

History

Indev

0.31 

Info Date
Coal added. January 29, 2010

Beta

1.2

Info Date
Charcoal added. January 13, 2011

Official Release

1.4.2

12w36a
Info Date
Coal is dropped by Wither Skeletons. September 6, 2012

1.6

Version Info Date
13w18a Now can craft a Block of Coal. May 2, 2013
13w19a Changed texture of Charcoal from Coal-Indev to Charcoal May 10, 2013
Coal-Indev

Charcoal texture from Indev 0.30 - 1.6 (13w19a)

Trivia

Coalinhand

Steve holding coal in his hand.

  • Charcoal was actually reccommended by a Twitter fan.
  • As stated by Notch, "Charcoal" is a class name of "Coal."
  • In Pocket Edition, 2 different types of torches can be made; a charcoal and a coal one.
  • Also in Pocket Edition, if you put a finger on Charcoal, the words will show "Coal."
  • Coal can be found in Mineshafts in Treasure Chests.








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