Posted: Sep 15, 2021 in Minecraft
In Minecraft, underground structures have always been pretty weird to me. Unlike above ground ones, which tend to be common enough that you find quite often, things like fossils just seem much more rare. I mean, I’ve only ever found a single fossil, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. With the newest update, however, a new underground structure in the form of Amethyst Geodes has been added. Today, we’re going to go over everything and anything there is to know on them, so let’s begin.
An Amethyst geode is an underground structure found in Overworld biomes. Amethyst geodes contain smooth basalt and are the only source of calcite and amethyst items and blocks.
Amethyst geodes generate commonly between Y=70 and the bedrock layer regardless of whether “generate structures” is toggled on or off. Each chunk has 1/53 chance to generate a geode. They override only caverns and mineshafts. Sometimes they are exposed on the surface, such as on beaches and underwater in oceans.
Geodes consist of three layers: an outer layer of smooth basalt (the dark gray), a middle layer of calcite (light gray) and a hollow layer of amethyst blocks with budding amethyst blocks sometimes generating throughout, sort of like flowers. Amethyst crystals generate within the structure of the budding amethyst. Geodes have a 95% chance of generating with a crack, exposing its inside. No cave generation can cut into a geode, and as such are often obstructed by them, except in cases where the crack intersects a cavern.
That’s all there is to it! Amethyst Geodes are a new, unique structure in their ability to impede on pretty much anything else without being obstructed by anything. They’re pretty cool, and you can even create a tool with the stuff you find inside. In any case, I hope you learned something new from this blog, and have a great day.