Amethyst shards

Are you looking for amethyst shards to use in Minecraft? Amethyst was introduced in the Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Update. We will have to wait for the second part of the update to see the new biomes. However, there are many other exciting things in Mojang's blocky universe, including Minecraft axolotl, and the vibrant glow berries.

Minecraft amethyst, a crystalline substance with various 'growth stages' and blocks associated with them, can be confusing at first. This guide will help you answer any questions. This is what we know about Minecraft amethyst. It includes where it can be found and how to craft with it.

How to find amethyst fragments in Minecraft

It is unlikely that you will find it just by chance. You will need to first find an amethyst Geode. These are relatively easy to find. Geodes are large, spherical structures that have an outer layer made of basalt. You will usually find them between the bedrock (Y=70) but you may be able to see one partially on the surface.

Once you have located a geode break through the top two layers to locate the amethyst within. Four amethyst fragments can be extracted from clusters of amethyst with an iron pickaxe.

What are amethyst buds and clusters?

There are many types of Minecraft amethyst blocks, which can be confusing at first. Once you realize that these blocks refer to different stages of growth, things become a lot easier.