Red Sand Item ID

Each item in Minecraft has a unique ID assigned to it, known as an item ID, this can be used in commands to spawn the item into the game. The item ID for red sand in Minecraft is shown below:

Red Sand Spawn Command

The Red Sand item can be spawned in Minecraft with the below command. Cheats must be enabled before this will work.

If you are running the Essentials plugin, you will need to run /minecraft:give instead of simply /give. This is because the Essentials /give command overrides Minecraft's built-in command.

Mining Tools

Below is a table of the tools that can be used to break Red Sand blocks, and the speed it will take to break at (in seconds). This is calculated with the formula (1.5 * Block Hardness) / Tool Multiplier.

Tool Speed
Golden Shovel Golden Shovel 0.06s
Diamond Shovel Diamond Shovel 0.09s
Iron Shovel Iron Shovel 0.12s
Stone Shovel Stone Shovel 0.19s
Wooden Shovel Wooden Shovel 0.38s

Red Sand Information

Red Sand

Red sand is very similar to regular sand. The only differences between red sand and regular sand are the textures, and red sand's inability to be used to craft concrete.

Item ID minecraft:red_sand
Legacy Item ID (1.12.2 and Below) minecraft:sand
Numerical ID 12:1
Stackable Yes
Max Stack Size 64
Recipes Used In TNT, Red Sandstone
Hardness 0.5
Material Dirt
Diggable Yes
Min / Max State IDs 67 - 67