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Gravel Block In Minecraft

The gravel block is commonly found underground, underwater, on beaches, or in the Nether. Gravel is affected by gravity and will fall if there is no solid block below, similar to how sand behaves.


A block of gravel (via screenshot)


Where does gravel spawn?

Gravel is a naturally generated block that can be found on beaches, near rivers, in small pools of water, and underground. Gravel is generated in the Overworld in the form of blobs, the game will attempt to generate gravel 8 times per chunk in blobs of size 0-160. These blobs can be found in all levels and biomes.


A blob of gravel found underground (via screenshot)


Gravel can also be generated in the Nether along the shores of lava oceans. To pick up gravel, players can use any tool, but the shovel is recommended as it is the quickest. You might also receive gravel from piglins when bartering.


Gravel generated along the shore of a lava sea in the Nether (via screenshot)


What is the use of gravel?

Gravel is known as a reliable source of flint, which makes gravel quite important as flint is an essential component for making nether portals. There is a 25% chance of gravel dropping flint but this can be increased all the way to 100% with the Fortune III enchantment.


Gravel can be used to quickly fill up caves to stop mobs from spawning. It can also be used to fill

up pools of lava and water as they drop to the deepest part and occupy the space of the liquid.


Conclusion

Gravel is mostly used as a source of flint and has no other popular uses. It is a vital part of making concrete powder but most players don't use concrete. Also, the fact that gravel is affected by gravity makes it virtually useless as a building block.


FAQs

Q. Can you make gravel?

A. No, gravel is an item that you can not make with a crafting table or furnace.


Q. What is the best place for getting gravel?

A. The best place for getting loads of gravel is windswept gravely hills that contain mountains made of gravel.


Q. What is the best biome for mining gravel?

A. Ocean floors are one of the best places for mining gravel.


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