Sand

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Sand
Grid Sand Granite.png
Stackable 64
Material Andesite, Basalt, Bauxite, Chalk, Chert, Claystone, Conglomerate, Granite, Limestone, Peridotite, Phyllite, Sandstone, Shale and Slate
Drops Sand



Blocks

Natural Generation

Fourteen types of sand variants may exist in the world, and are created during world generation. Different types of sand are found in different places in the world, but especially in deserts and on shorelines bordering lakes and seas. The appearance (color) of the block indicates the sand type. Six types of sand (Andesite, Chalk, Claystone, Granite, Sandstone, and Shale.) are shown here at right as an example of the range of appearances that sand demonstrates.

Sand.png

Sand Types

Sand types that exist include: Andesite, Basalt, Bauxite, Chalk, Chert, Claystone, Conglomerate, Granite, Limestone, Peridotite, Phyllite, Sandstone, Shale and Slate. Each type of sand appears as a different color and corresponds to the color of the parent stone material. Sand varies based on the geology of the area or region where it is generated. A sand type appearing on the surface may indicate the type of stone underground, which is especially helpful if there are no rocky outcroppings or exposed stone in the local area.

Grass Variants

Sand does not have a grass coverage variant and always appears bare.

Harvesting

Sand blocks may be removed by breaking (left click) with your bare hands or using any tool, though a shovel is a faster method to harvest sand blocks. Sand blocks stack to 64, and may be carried in player inventory or stored in stationary containers.

Uses

Sand blocks can be used to acquire early game resources using the panning mechanic. Drops from sand include type-specific small stones, flint, ore nuggets, tool heads and clay. Rare drops from panning also include rusty gears, metal pieces and jewelry items. For more information on panning, see the Panning guide. Sand is also used as a component to create plaster and light mudbrick building blocks.


Blocks
Natural
Terrain Rawclay blue.pngClayGrid Cob.png CobGrid Gravel Granite.pngGravelPeat-none.pngPeatGrid Granite sand.pngSandGrid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil (Packed dirt.pngPacked dirt)
Stone Grid Granite cobblestone.pngCobblestone (Cobbleskull-granite.pngCobble skull) • Ember.pngEmberRock-obsidian.png ObsidianMantle.pngMantleGrid Rock granite.pngRocks (Rock-claystone.pngSedimentaryRock-whitemarble.pngMetamorphicRock-andesite.pngIgneousCrackedrock-granite.pngCracked) • Stalagsection-granite-04.pngStalagmiteTermitemound-granite-medium.pngTermite mound
Ore Ore-alum-conglomerate.pngAlumOre-anthracite-conglomerate.png AnthraciteOre-bituminouscoal-conglomerate.pngBituminous coalOre-medium-bismuthinite-granite.png BismuthiniteOre-borax-conglomerate.pngBoraxOre-medium-cassiterite-granite.png CassiteriteOre-medium-chromite-granite.png ChromiteOre-cinnabar-granite.pngCinnabarOre-medium-nativecopper-granite.pngNative CopperOre-corundum-phyllite.pngCorundumOre-fluorite-conglomerate.pngFluoriteOre-medium-galena-claystone.png GalenaOre-graphite-phyllite.pngGraphiteOre-sylvite-halite.pngHaliteOre-medium-hematite-granite.png HematiteOre-medium-ilmenite-granite.png IlmeniteOre-kernite-conglomerate.pngKerniteOre-lapislazuli-limestone.pngLapis lazuliOre-lignite-conglomerate.png LigniteOre-medium-limonite-chert.png LimoniteOre-medium-magnetite-conglomerate.png MagnetiteOre-medium-malachite-limestone.png MalachiteMeteorite-iron.pngMeteorite ironOre-medium-pentlandite-granite.pngPentlanditeOre-phosphorite-conglomerate.pngPhosphoriteOre-quartz-granite.png QuartzOre-medium-rhodochrosite-conglomerate.pngRhodochrositeOre-medium-sphalerite-granite.png SphaleriteOre-sulfur-conglomerate.pngSulfurOre-medium-uranium-granite.pngUranium
Plants Bamboo-placed-green-segment1.png BambooBerrybush red currant ripe.pngBerry bushesSaguarocactus-topflowering.pngCactiFlax-Normal9.png CropsTallgrass-tall.pngGrassTallfern.pngFernFlower-californiapoppy.png FlowersHay-normal.pngHayGrid mushroom bolete.png MushroomsHanginglichen-lace-bottom.pngLace lichenLeaves-placed-oak.pngLeavesLog-oak.pngLogsGrid Cattail tops.pngReedSapling-oak.pngSaplingsSeaweed-top.pngSeaweedWaterlily.pngWaterlilyWildvine-section.pngWild vine
Liquids Glacierice.pngIceLava-still-7.pngLavaSnowblock.pngSnow blockWater-still-7.pngWater
Miscellaneous Quartz-ornate.pngAncient segmentBookshelves-ns.pngBookshelvesCarcass-medium.pngCarcassesEgg-chicken-3.pngChicken eggsCrystal-amethyst-large2.pngCrystalsGlowworms-base1-short.pngGlow wormsLocustnest-cage.pngLocust nestLooseboulders-granite.pngLoose bouldersLooseflints-granite-free.pngLoose flintLooseores-nativecopper-granite.pngLoose oresLoosestick-free.pngLoose sticksLootvessel.pngLoot vesselMetalpartpile-large.pngMetal part pileSeashell-volute-cinnamon.pngSeashellsGrid Granite stone.pngStonesWildbeehive-large.pngWild bee hive
Crafted
Structural Grid Drystone granite.pngDrystoneGlass-plain.pngGlass (Glasspane-leaded-oak.pngGlass panes) • Hardenedclay-blue.pngHardened clayMetalblock-copper.pngMetal blocksMudbrick-light.pngMudbricksPlanks-oak.pngPlanksPlaster-diagonal.pngPlasterGrid Polished Granite.pngPolished rockRefractorybricks-good-tier1.pngRefractory bricksSlantedroofing-thatch.pngRoofingClayshingleblock-blue.pngShingle blocksPlankslab-oak.pngSlabsPlankstairs-oak.pngStairsGrid Granite Brick Block.pngStone bricksStatictranslocator-broken.pngTranslocator
Decorative Mediumcarpet-black-ns.pngCarpetsChair-plain.pngChairsChandelier-candle8.pngChandelierClaybrickchimney-fire.pngClay brick chimneysDisplaycase.pngDisplay caseDrystonefence-granite.pngDry stone fencesRoughhewnfence-oak.pngFencesFlowerpot-burnt.pngFlowerpotsLinen-normal-down.png LinenPainting-castleruin.pngPaintingsClayplanter-burnt.pngPlantersSign.pngSignSignpost.png SignpostStonecoffinlid-granite.pngStone coffinStonepath.png Stone pathWallpaper-lightgreen.pngWallpaperWoodenpath.png Wooden path
Lighting Torch-basic-lit.pngTorchTorchholder-brass.pngTorch holder
Storage Barrel.pngBarrelCrock-burned-east.pngCrockCurdbundle.pngCurd bundleJug-blue-fired.pngJugShelf.png ShelfStoragevessel-burned.pngStorage vesselMoldrack.pngTool mold rackToolrack.pngTool rack
Functional Anvil-copper.pngAnvilsArchimedesscrew-straight.pngArchimedes screwBed-wood-head-north.pngBedsBloomerybase.pngBloomery base (Bloomerychimney.pngBloomery chimney) • Verticalboiler.png BoilerBowl-burned.pngBowlClayoven.png Clay ovenCondenser.png CondenserChute-straight.pngChutesClaypot-burned.pngCooking potCrucible-burned.pngCrucibleDoor-plank.pngDoorsEchochamber.pngEcho chamberFarmland-dry-medium.pngFarmlandRoughhewnfencegate-oak.pngFence gatesFruitpress.pngFruitpressForge.pngForgeHenbox-empty.pngHenboxIngotmold-burned.pngIngot moldLadder-wood.pngLaddersLightningrod.pngLightning rodMannequin-torso.pngMannequinQuern-granite.pngQuernSkep-empty-east.png SkepTable-normal.pngTableToolmold-burned-pickaxe.pngTool moldsTrapdoor-closed.png TrapdoorTrough-genericwood-large.pngTrough
Mechanical Grid Angled Gears.png Angled gearGrid Brake.png BrakeGrid Clutch.png ClutchHelvehammerbase.pngHelve hammer baseLargegear.pngLarge wooden gearPulverizerframe.pngPulverizerGrid Transmission.png TransmissionWindmillrotor.png Windmill rotorWoodenaxle-ud.png Wooden axleWoodentoggle.png Wooden toggle
Creative only Commandblock.pngCommand blockCreativeblock-0.pngCreative blocksCreativeglow-32.pngCreative glowsCreativeglow-32.pngCreative lightsCreativerotor.pngCreative rotorPaperlantern-off.pngPaper lanternTeleporterbase.pngTeleporter base
Unused/Unreleased Altar.pngAltarStove-lit.pngStoveWorkbench.pngWorkbench


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