Glowstone Dust Wiki Guide

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft glowstone dust with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, glow stone dust is an item that you can not make with a crafting table or furnace. Instead, you need to find and gather this item in the game.

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Let’s explore how to add glowstone dust to your inventory.

Where to find Glowstone Dust in Creative Mode

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find glowstone dust in the Creative Inventory menu:

Platform Version(s) Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8 – 1.11
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.12 – 1.19
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.19.3
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).
  • Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative Inventory menu.

How to get Glowstone Dust in Survival Mode

You can add glowstone dust to your inventory in Survival mode by mining glowstone. So, let’s get started!

1. Find a Block of Glowstone

First, you need to find a block of glowstone to dig up. You can find glowstone in the Nether.

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This is what a block of glowstone looks like:

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Glowstone is easy to spot because it will appear as a group of glowing yellow blocks.

TIP: If you are having trouble seeing in the Nether, try drinking a Potion of Night Vision.

2. Use a Pickaxe

You can mine a block of glowstone with anything including your hand, but it is faster to use a tool. In this example, we are going to use a diamond pickaxe.

3. Mine the Block of Glowstone

The game control to mine the block of glowstone depends on the version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), left click and hold on the block of glowstone.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap and hold on the block of glowstone.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press and hold the RT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press and hold the R2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, press and hold the ZR button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press and hold the ZR button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, left click and hold on the block of glowstone.
  • For Education Edition, left click and hold on the block of glowstone.

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You will need to continue to dig until the block breaks and glowstone dust finally appears. The glowstone dust will float on the ground.

4. Pick up the Glowstone Dust

Make sure you pick up the glowstone dust before it disappears.

Once you pick up the glowstone dust, it will appear in your hotbar.

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Glowstone dust is a very useful item and should be kept in your inventory to be used later.

Item ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, glowstone dust has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

(Minecraft ID Name)
ID Data Value Stack Size Version
Glowstone Dust
348 0 64 1.8 – 1.12
Glowstone Dust
348 64 1.13 – 1.19.3
  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Minecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.
  • Data Value (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Give Command for Glowstone Dust

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19 and 1.19.3, the /give command for Glowstone Dust is:

/give @p glowstone_dust 1

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Glowstone Dust is:

/give @p glowstone_dust 1 0

Things to Make with Glowstone Dust

You can use glowstone dust to make items in Minecraft such as:

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Glowstone Dust - Wiki Guide 22 How to make a Potion of Regeneration (0:22 – Regeneration II)
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Glowstone Dust - Wiki Guide 24 How to make a Potion of Strength (1:30 – Strength II)
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