Mesas are rare biomes comprised of hardened and stained clay. It is an efficient way to obtain hardened clay, especially when other sources of clay are scarce or for a large build made of hardened clay. Red Sand can also be found, as well as small patches of trees on the mesa plateau variant.
|S||Requires additional data from the saved game's Data array to fully define the block.|
|I||Has a different ID as an inventory item.|
|E||Requires a block entity to store additional data.|
|Red||Cannot be legitimately obtained. Only available using the /give command or via inventory editors.|
|Light Blue||Cannot be obtained no matter what. (Some can be placed using /setblock)|
|Blue||Available in Creative mode by item list.|
 Naturally generated
Naturally Generated includes blocks that are created through the world seed.
|18||12||minecraft:leaves||Leaves D S|
|21||15||minecraft:lapis_lazuli_ore||Lapis Lazuli Ore|
|31||1F||minecraft:tall_grass||Tall Grass D|
|83||53||minecraft:sugar_cane||Sugar Cane D S|
|25px||159||9F||minecraft:stained_clay||Stained Clay D|
|179||B3||minecraft:red_sandstone||Red Sandstone D|
A very flat area made of red sand and with the occasional dead bushes spawning and a few lakes.
- Mesa (Bryce)
A very flat part of a mesa. Not all mesas have a Bryce section. This consists as a flat low-lying area with red sand and multiple coloured clay spikes jutting out of the ground with the same colours as the Mesa Plateau, similar to ice spikes.
- Mesa Plateau
A flat area that is raised to about 30 blocks above sea level. These plateaus are made out of hardened clay and make up the majority of the mesa biome. Dead bushes and occasional lakes spawn on the plateaus. The clay consists of seven colours, being normal, red, yellow, orange, white, light grey and brown. These plateaus are large and resemble sedementary rock.
- Mesa Plateau M
A mountainous area of the Mesa biome.
- Mesa Plateau F
Occasionally on the plateaus the F variation spawns. The F stands for forest. A small dying forest consisting of dull grass, grassless dirt and a few small trees spawn. If you spawn in a mesa, this is your source of wood.
- Mesa Plateau F M
Combination of the "Mesa Plateau F" and the "Mesa Plateau M" biomes.
|1.7||13w36a||Added Mesa biomes.|
|13w39a||Mesa biomes now generate with Red Sand instead of regular sand.|
|1.8||14w20a||caverns now generate in Mesa biomes.|
|14w32a||Entrances to caves in mesa biomes now generate Red Sandstone.|
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- The Mesa Biome is the biome with the most variations, being six.
- Red sand can only be found in Mesa Biomes, which makes this biome a good place to go to.
- Mesa biomes were the first 1.7 biomes to be revealed.
- An image of the Mega Taiga would be the second, tweeted on August 7.
- It is possible to find lava lakes inside a small hill in the Mesa biome.