Minecraft Amethyst

Everything you need to know about the Minecraft Amethyst
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A guide to the Minecraft AmethystArticle posted on March 5, 2024 - 03:00 PM
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Part 1 of the 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update introduced the Minecraft Amethyst, one of the new materials that were introduced in this update. In Minecraft, the Amethyst stands out from other ores because it doesn't spawn within solid stone or deepslate blocks. This crystal spawns on special crystal blocks, which players can find in an Amethyst Geode.

How to find Amethyst in Minecraft?



Amethyst in Minecraft generates in Amethyst Geodes between the bedrock level and Y: 70, mostly found in cave systems or under water in the Deep Ocean biome. To easily discover Amethyst Geodes use our MiniMap mod that comes directly with Badlion Client! You can easily spot them as they appear on the MiniMap as dark/purple spots, as shown in the picture below.

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Minecraft Amethyst Geode



The Minecraft Amethyst Geode is a circular structure that can sometimes be cracked, making it easier for players to enter. Smooth Basalt blocks form the outer layer, while the inner layer consists of Calcite Blocks, and finally the last layer is made up from Amethyst and Budding Amethyst blocks.

A Minecraft Amethyst Geode

Minecraft Amethyst Blocks



At the moment there are only two types of Amethyst Blocks in Minecraft:

  • Block of Amethyst
  • Budding Amethyst

To get the Block of Amethyst all you need is 4 Amethyst Shards, but the Budding Amethyst Block cannot be obtained in any legit way in Survival Minecraft, even if you use a pickaxe with the SilkTouch enchantment. Now that answers the question “How to grow Amethyst in Minecraft”, you basically can’t because you can’t mine the Budding Amethyst Block, therefore making a Minecraft Amethyst Farm is not possible.

Minecraft Amethyst all Blocks

You can easily recognize the Budding Amethyst Block by its "X" pattern on all sides. Also, both blocks make sounds when you are walking over them.

How to get Amethyst Shards in Minecraft?



Budding Amethyst blocks grow Amethyst Shards and only fully grown Amethyst Clusters drop them. We have 4 different stages of the Minecraft Amethyst:

  1. Small Amethyst Bud
  2. Medium Amethyst Bud
  3. Large Amethyst Bud
  4. Amethyst Cluster

When you mine the Minecraft Amethyst with a pickaxe, it always drops 4 Amethyst Shards. If you use any other tool, mechanism, or explosive, it drops 2 shards. By using the Fortune enchantment you can increase the amount of dropped shards, you may receive from 4 to 16 pieces from one single Amethyst Cluster.

Minecraft Amethyst Growing Stages

What can you do with Amethyst in Minecraft?



Right now, players can only use the Block of Amethyst for decoration. But they can craft the following items using Minecraft Amethyst Shards:

  • Spyglass - To craft the Spyglass, you just need 2 Copper ingots and 1 Minecraft Amethyst Shard. Place them in the crafting table as shown below.

Minecraft Spyglass Crafting

  • Tinted Glass - all you need to have is 1 Glass Block and 4 Amethyst Shards and place them in the crafting table like shown below

Minecraft Tinted Glass Crafting

  • Calibrated Sculk Sensor - to craft the Calibrated Sculk Sensor, you only need 1 Sculk Sensor and 3 Amethyst Shards. Place them in the crafting table as shown below.

Minecraft Calibrated Sculk Sensor Crafting

Now we have covered everything you need to know about the Minecraft Amethyst. The first crystal introduced in Minecraft brings unique properties and crafting options, enhancing your Minecraft experience. Stay tuned for further updates and additions to the ever-expanding world of Minecraft.
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