From Minetest

A block in Minetest Game
Block Type Solid block
Drops Gravel (93.75%)

Flint (6.25%)

Physics Yes
Luminance No
Flammable No
Generated Yes
Renewable No
Stackable Yes (99)
Itemstring default:gravel

Gravel is an unstable block which falls if there is air or any other passable node below it. It can be used to craft gun powder. It can be mined by a shovel; the hand also works, but slower. There is a small chance that mining gravel yields a flint instead of gravel.


Gravel is found throughout the world in medium-sized to large blob-shapes inside stone.

In all map generators except v6, gravel also occours abundantly in tundea beach biomes. In the valleys mapgen, gravel also occours as the riverbed of frozen rivers below snow blocks and ice.

In the v6 mapgen, large gravel fields can appear very rarely on the surface. These gravel fields can occour in any biome. Apart from that, gravel is relatively rare in v6.

As a crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Input → Output Notes
Gun Powder Coal Lump + Gravel
Shapeless recipe.

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