Find & Craft Smooth Basalt in Survival Mode: A Comprehensive Guide

Smooth basalt is a variant of basalt, a volcanic rock type, that has a sleek and polished appearance. It is often created by players in the game or generated naturally in certain Minecraft environments.

In Minecraft, smooth basalt is obtained by smelting basalt blocks in a furnace. Once smelted, it transforms into the smooth variant, which has a dark gray, almost black color and a smooth texture. Smooth basalt can be used for various decorative purposes in construction and landscaping within the game.

This material adds a refined and modern touch to structures, making it popular for architectural detailing and creative building projects. This tutorial unveils the process of crafting smooth basalt using a furnace and provides a step-by-step guide for obtaining it from geodes in Survival Mode.

Required Materials:

Crafting Steps:

Open the Furnace Menu:

Initiate the crafting process by accessing a furnace. The Furnace menu will provide you with a platform to transform basalt into smooth basalt.

Furnace Menu

Add Fuel to the Furnace:

Before you commence crafting, ensure that you add fuel to the bottom fuel box in the furnace. This is a prerequisite for the smelting process.

Add Fuel to the Furnace

Add Items to Make Smooth Basalt:

Place the basalt in the top box of the furnace. The furnace’s flames will ignite, indicating the cooking or smelting process. Once the basalt is smelted, the result—smooth basalt—will appear in the right-side box.

Items to make Smooth Basalt

Move the Smooth Basalt to Inventory:

Transfer the crafted smooth basalt from the furnace to your inventory. Congratulations! You have successfully crafted smooth basalt in Minecraft.

Move the Smooth Basalt to Inventory

Obtaining Smooth Basalt in Survival Mode:

To gather smooth basalt in Survival mode, follow these steps:

Find a Geode:

Explore your Minecraft world to locate a geode. Geodes are often found underground, either at the end of cave systems or through mining.

Find a Geode

Hold a Pickaxe:

Equip yourself with a pickaxe for mining smooth basalt. Suitable pickaxes include Netherite, Diamond, Stone, Wooden, Golden, or Iron pickaxes.

Mine the Smooth Basalt:

Locate the smooth basalt layer within the geode and mine it using the pickaxe. Ensure you use the correct tool, as attempting to mine it with other tools or by hand will not yield the desired results.

  • Game Controls:
    • For Java Edition (PC/Mac): Left-click and hold on the smooth basalt.
    • For Pocket Edition (PE): Tap and hold on the smooth basalt.
    • For Xbox One: Press and hold the RT button on the Xbox controller.
    • For PS4: Press and hold the R2 button on the PS controller.
    • For Nintendo Switch: Press and hold the ZR button on the controller.
    • For Windows 10 Edition: Left-click and hold on the smooth basalt.
    • For Education Edition: Left-click and hold on the smooth basalt.
Mine the Smooth Basalt

Pick up the Smooth Basalt:

Retrieve the mined smooth basalt before it disappears. The block will appear in your hotbar, ready for use in your Minecraft endeavors.

Pick up the Smooth Basalt

Command for Smooth Basalt:

For those who prefer commands, here are the /give commands:

  • For Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.17 and newer:
  /give @p smooth_basalt 1
  • For Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and Education Edition:
  /give @p smooth_basalt 1 0

Supported Platforms:

Smooth basalt can be experienced across various Minecraft editions, ensuring compatibility for players on Java Edition, Pocket Edition, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition, and Education Edition.

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