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How to Get Amethyst in Minecraft

Sharpen up your pickaxes!

Amethyst is one of the newest additions to Minecraft which can be used for quite a few useful crafts. Minecraft players worldwide now have something new to grind, in preparation for the Minecraft 1.20 version.

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Prima Games is ready to help you get your precious Amethysts so that you can have all the fun you can with all possible applications for Amethyst in Minecraft. So, let’s get our Amethyst!

How to Find Amethyst in Minecraft

Amethyst can be found in a few shapes and forms. The original, bud form has three separate stages (Small Bud, Medium Bud, Large Bud) and the Amethyst Cluster is the final, mature, fourth stage.

You will need a pick with Silk Touch enchantment if you want to obtain Amethyst from all four stages of its growth. If not, you need to wait for it to mature, because shattering the Amethyst Buds without the Silk Touch enchantment causes you to get nothing and the Amethyst basically tells you, “You Lose, Good Day Sir!”

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Where to Find Amethyst Shards in Minecraft

You can farm for Amethyst mostly in the underground areas, between the Sea level and Bedrock. You should notice the Amethyst Geode “room” glowing purple fairly easily when you stumble upon it. You should be also able to hear a distinct sound this Geode “room” emits. As soon as you spot the first one, you’ll have no problem finding more of them. Within these Geode “rooms” you need to look for Amethysts that are peeking out. Once again, do not mine the buds unless you have a Pickaxe with Silk Touch.

You can spot the Amethyst blocks that produce the Amethyst buds by spotting a dark crack/cross on the block. It’s quite distinctive and stands out on the Amethyst wall.

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What Can You Do With Amethyst Shards in Minecraft?

Luckily, we have a separate article here on Prima Games, that covers this subject.

Related: What is Amethyst Used For in Minecraft? – Answered

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How to Set up Your Amethyst Shards Farm in Minecraft

Here is how you can Farm the Amethyst Shards in Minecraft:


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Nikola L
Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was really good!). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.