Packed Dirt

Packed Dirt, added by the New Blocks idea pack, is created when a Dirt block sits for over two Minecraft days in a Desert, Savanna or Mesa Biome or when a Dirt block is smelted in a Furnace. It is much harder than Dirt, with the strength of Cobblestone. It has no use other than that except for making Dust for Dusty Dirt.


When Packed Dirt is being mined, it has a 1/5 chance of dropping one Dust for each game tick it takes. This makes it most profitable to mine it with a Wooden Pickaxe, as they are the slowest.


  • Packed Dirt is very similar to Hardened Clay.