amethyst This is not the only new block introduced in Mine CraftCaves & Cliffs update, but certainly the most eye-catching.
Encountering the underground geode is a truly breathtaking experience, but these purple stones aren’t just about looking good. It can also be used to create some carefully selected and unique items.
Where to find amethyst in Minecraft
Amethyst is actually a set of minable resources in Minecraft, but all variants spawn in the same place. Geode..
Geode is a hollow underground structure that is surprisingly easy to find. They are usually very large, can walk comfortably inside as soon as they are found, and emit a low purple light. It also makes a glittering and comfortable sound according to the glittering appearance.
In other words, they are in stark contrast to the surrounding rocks. They can appear where they are visible from the surface and can be found in the Overworld biome.
Finding a geode may be an easy case to explore the familiar area, as the new 1.17 update can spawn in the caves you have already explored.
However, if you go digging, there are some signs that you are wary of getting on the right track. If you are familiar with the real amethyst geode, you probably know that there are several different mineral layers that give them a unique look.
The Minecraft Geode is no exception. The first sign that a geode is nearby is Smooth basalt..Among them Calcite.. If you get over it, you’ll hit an amethyst.
Types of amethyst in Minecraft
Minecraft does not have a single resource called amethyst. Instead, amethyst comes in several forms that differ slightly in appearance and use.
- Amethyst sprout: This block can be identified by a subtle cross on the side. Nothing falls when mined.
- Amethyst bud: Amethyst cluster juvenile type. There are three stages of growth before it reaches full growth. Mining does not drop anything.
- Amethyst block: Obtained by mining with a diamond, iron, or netherite pickaxe.
- Amethyst cluster: A fully grown version of amethyst sprout. It can be obtained by mining with any pickaxe using the Silk Touch enchantment.
- Amethyst shard: Mined from an amethyst cluster, this is the form of amethyst used in crafting. The amount of mining depends on the tool used. Standard tools or items drop two debris. Four diamond, iron, or neterite pickaxes will fall. Tools with Fortune enchantments can drop up to 16 debris. Silk Touch-enabled tools drop the cluster itself, not the shard.
Craft amethyst with Minecraft
Currently, there are three crafting recipes that require amethyst as an ingredient.
- Amethyst block: Decorative block made from 4 pieces of amethyst. Basically, it stitches together a large number of debris to recreate the internal layer of the geode. Great for aesthetic purposes if you want to recreate the Geode Cave (very clean).
- Tinted glass: Combining 4 pieces of amethyst with 1 glass produces 2 colored glass blocks. These are visually opaque, but behave as if they were completely lightfast in the game. Unlike ordinary glass, it is not airtight.
- Spy glass: Combining amethyst debris with two copper ingots creates a spyglass. You can use this item to view and magnify distant locations. There are three advances related to this item, where you can see parrots, gusts, and ender dragons through the spyglass.
Interested in other new features in Caves & Cliffs? Check out our guide to tame Axolotl, one of the cute new mobs in the update.
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