Where to Find and How to Get Amethyst in Caves and Cliffs?

The Caves & Cliffs Part 1 update of Minecraft was released, most notably adding Copper and Amethyst to the game – many players are wondering how to find Amethyst blocks and are struggling to find any, so here are some tips to help you out.

The first and most important thing you need to know is how amethyst can only be found in amethyst geodes, which are underground structures in the overworld. If you find the amethyst geodes, you’ll find amethyst.

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How to find Amethyst and Amethyst Geodes

The consensus on the data among fans is that Amethyst geodes are usually generated in the overworld between the coordinates Y=70 and the bedrock layer, and this is regardless of whether “generate structures” is toggled on or off. Each chunk has 1/53 chance to generate a geode, and sometimes they are exposed on the surface, such as on beaches and underwater.

Moreover, Amethyst Geodes are always made of the same layers: you have an outer layer of smooth basalt, a middle layer of calcite and a hollow layer of amethyst blocks. In other words, if you don’t see a layer of smooth basalt first, what you’re seeing isn’t an Amethyst Geode.

Usually, Geodes will have a crack so you won’t need to cut through if you find that crack. Though just cutting through can be faster than looking for the crack. The interior of Amethyst Geodes is hollow, and you’ll be able to find Small to Large Amethyst Buds, and Amethyst Clusters.

What can you craft with Amethyst?

You can make the spyglass and the tinted glass with the Amethyst shards you mined. These are highly sought craftable items, especially the spyglass, which lets you zoom in on specific locations.

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