"Sand is a yellowish loose material that covers desert areas and beaches. Be careful because sand will collapse when tunneled under. It is most commonly used to make glass. Cacti will often grow on it in dry and hot climates."

Texture: Sand
Tool: Shovelempty2
Block ID: 7
Transparency: No
Blocks fluids: Yes
Furnace fuel: No
Luminosity 0
Fuel value 0
Stackable Yes (up to 40)
Flammable No
Edible No
Digging method Shovel
Digging resilience 1.5
Explosion resilience 10
Attack power 1
Explosion power 0

Sand is present in the game since the first release. It is mainly found on shores, and in desert biomes. It's main use in the game is creating glass.

Sandstone is always present under sand layers, which is a great building material. But if you don't want to damage your pickaxe by mining sandstone, you can also craft it out of 4 sand blocks in a crafting grid.

Mining Times
Hand: 1.5 secs
Wooden Shovel: 0.75 secs
Stone Shovel: 0.67 secs
Iron Shovel: 0.6 secs

Crafting with Sand
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Placing sand into a furnace creates glass


Creating sandstone out of 4 sand blocks