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 sand in Minecraft is shown below:

Sand Spawn Command

The 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 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
Netherite Shovel Netherite Shovel 0.75s

All Minecraft 1.18 Item IDs

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Sand Information


Sand is found in the desert and near the ocean/rivers. It is used to make glass (by smelting it in a furnace). It is also one of the few blocks to respond to gravity - if it does not have a supprting block underneath it, it will fall to the ground.

Item ID minecraft:sand
Numerical ID 12
Stackable Yes
Max Stack Size 64
Recipes Used In Sandstone, TNT, White Concrete Powder, Orange Concrete Powder, Magenta Concrete Powder, Light Blue Concrete Powder, Yellow Concrete Powder, Lime Concrete Powder, Pink Concrete Powder, Gray Concrete Powder, Light Gray Concrete Powder, Cyan Concrete Powder, Purple Concrete Powder, Blue Concrete Powder, Brown Concrete Powder, Green Concrete Powder, Red Concrete Powder, Black Concrete Powder
Hardness 0.5
Material Dirt
Diggable Yes
Min / Max State IDs 66 - 66