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Gravel
Grid Gravel Granite.png
Stackable 64
Material Gravel
Drops Itself



Blocks

Natural Generation

Fourteen gravel type variants may exist in the world, and are created during world generation. Different types of gravel are found in different places in the world, but especially near arid regions, deserts and in pockets across the landscape. The appearance (color) of the block indicates the gravel type.

Gravel Types

Gravel types that exist include Andesite, Basalt, Bauxite, Chalk, Chert, Claystone, Conglomerate, Granite, Limestone, Peridotite, Phyllite, Sandstone, Shale and Slate. Each type of gravel appears as a different color and corresponds to the color of the parent stone material. Gravel varies based on the geology of the area or region where it is generated. Six types of gravel (Andesite, Chalk, Claystone, Granite, Sandstone, and Shale.) are shown here at right as an example of the range of appearances that gravel demonstrates.

A gravel 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

Gravel does not have a grass coverage variant and always appears bare, though tall grass may spawn on gravel blocks.

Harvesting

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

Uses

Gravel blocks can be used to acquire early game resources using the panning mechanic. Drops from gravel 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.







Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

 Clay  Gravel  Peat  Rock  Sand  Soil

Construction Blocks

 Ceramic Blocks  Glass  Planks  Plaster  Soil Blocks  Stone Blocks  Path

Functional Blocks

 Barrel  Wooden Bucket  Bed  Containers  Firepit  Forge  Cracked Vessels  Ore blasting bomb  Trough

Decorative Blocks

 Painting  Carpets  Bookshelves  Flowerpots  Wallpapers  Tapestry

Metal Working

 Anvil  Bloomery  Crucible  Forge  Helve_hammer  Molds  Metal  Gemstone

Tools & Weapons

 Axe  Bow  Chisel  Cleaver  Club  Hammer  Hoe  Knife  Pickaxe  Prospecting Pick  Saw  Scythe  Shears  Shovel  Spear  Sword

Equipment

 Armor  Clothes  Bags

Craftable Resources

 Boards  Charcoal  Coke  Firewood  Ingots  Leather  Flax

Plants

 Berry Bushes  Mushrooms  Cooper's Reed (Cattail)  Flowers  Grass  Other Plants  Trees  Fruit Trees  Wild Foods

Mobs

 Bees  Bighorn sheep  Chicken  Drifter  Fox  Hare  Hyena  Locust  Raccoon  Wild Pig  Wolf

Mechanics

 Animal Husbandry  Beekeeping  Casting  Clay Forming  Combat  Farming  Cooking  Health  Satiety  Knapping  Mechanical Power  Mining  Smithing  Trading  Temporal Stability  Steel Making

Guides

 Crafting Recipes  Fuel  Leather Working  Light sources  Ore Deposits  Ruins  Starter Guide  World Generation