Amethyst isn't the only new block introduced in Caec & Cliff's update of [Minecraft but it's certainly the most eye-catching.
Encountering an Underground Geode is a truly breathtaking experience, but there is more to these purple rocks than just their beauty. They can also be used to make some select but unique items.
- Where to find amethyst in Minecraft
- Types of amethyst in Minecraft
- Making amethyst in Minecraft
Where to find amethyst in Minecraft
Amethyst is actually a series of resources resources in Minecraft, but all variations yield a single location: geodes .
Geodes are hollow underground structures, and are surprisingly easy to see. Often they are quite large – you can often comfortably walk inside one right away when you discover it – and emit a low purple light. They also released pleasing twinkly sounds to match their sparkly look.
In other words, they are very different from the rocks around them. They can lay eggs in locations where they are visible from the surface, and can be found in any Overworld biome.
With the new 1.17 update installed, it is possible for geodes to lay eggs in you ' already explored, so finding one can be a simple case of looking around familiar places.
If you dig for one, however, there are some signs that should look the right path. If you are familiar with real amethyst geodes, you will know that they have many different mineral layers, giving them their unique appearance.
Minecraft geodes are no different. Your first indication that a geode is nearby is touching the outer layer of smooth basalt . Inside it is a layer of calcite . Go through that and you will reach the amethyst.
Types of amethyst in Minecraft
There is no single source called amethyst in Minecraft. Instead, amethyst comes in many forms with slightly different looks and uses.
- Budding Amethyst : This block is recognizable by the subtle cross shape on its sides. It dropped nothing when mined.
- Amethyst Bud : The juvenile form of the amethyst cluster. They have three stages of growth before fully grown. They dropped nothing when mining.
- Amethyst Block : Can be obtained by mining it using a diamond, iron, or netherite pickaxe.
- Amethyst Cluster : The fully grown version of an Amethyst Bud. Any pickaxe can get it by mining it using the Silk Touch enchantment.
- Amethyst Shard : Mined from Amethyst Clusters, this is the form of amethyst used for crafting. The yield of mining depends on the tool you use: a standard tool or item will drop two shards; diamond, iron, or netherite pickaxes will fall four; while tools with Fortune enchantments have a chance to drop up to 16 shards. A Silk Touch -enabled tool will drop the cluster itself rather than the shards.
Making amethyst tools in Minecraft
There are currently three crafting recipes that require amethyst as ingredients:
- Block of Amethyst : A decorative block made from four amethyst shards. Basically you stick a bunch of shards back to recreate the inner layer of the geode. Great if you want to recreate a geode den for aesthetic purposes (they are very beautiful).
- Tinted Glass : Combining four amethyst shards with one piece of glass yields two tinted blocks of glass. They are visually blurry but act in the game as if they are completely light-proof. They are not airy, unlike regular glasses.
- Spyglass : Combining an amethyst shard with two copper ingots creates a Spyglass. This item can be used to view and zoom in on distant locations. There are three Advances associated with this item, granted for viewing a Parrot, a Ghast, and an Ender Dragon through the spyglass.
Wondering about what else is new in Caves & Cliff? Why not take a look at our guide to rooting axolotl, one of the fun new mobs in the update.
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