Amethyst Cluster

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"Amethyst Bud" redirects here. For the block that grows amethyst buds, see Budding Amethyst. For other uses, see Amethyst.
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Amethyst Cluster
Small Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.pngMedium Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.pngLarge Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png
Amethyst Cluster (U) JE1.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

1.5

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

Small, Medium, Large, Cluster:
Yes (1, 2, 4, 5) when lit

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Amethyst buds are the first three stages of growth of amethyst clusters, which grow on budding amethyst.

Amethyst clusters are the 4th and final growth stage of amethyst buds.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Amethyst buds and clusters generate naturally as part of amethyst geodes on the sides of budding amethysts.

Breaking[edit]

The amethyst cluster block itself in any of its growth stages (rather than its amethyst shard drops) can be obtained by mining it with an iron, diamond or netherite pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment. When mined without Silk Touch, only fully grown amethyst clusters drop 4 amethyst shards, while amethyst buds drop nothing. The maximum amount of amethyst shards dropped can be increased with Fortune. Fortune I gives a 13 chance for 8 shards, averaging 5.33 shards, Fortune II gives a 25% chance (each) to give 8 or 12 shards, averaging 7 shards, and Fortune III gives a 20% chance (each) to give 8, 12, or 16 shards, averaging 8.8 shards.

Block Amethyst Bud
Amethyst Cluster
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 7.5
Wooden 3.75
Stone 1.9
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.65
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Budding amethyst[edit]

Every random tick there is a 20 % chance for a budding amethyst to spawn a small amethyst bud on any of its sides as long as the block being replaced with the small amethyst bud is air or a water source block.

Usage[edit]

Amethyst buds have three growth stages – small, medium, and large – before becoming amethyst clusters.[more information needed] Amethyst buds do not grow when placed on blocks other than budding amethyst.

Amethyst clusters in all its growth stages can be used as a low level light source.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.amethyst_cluster.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.amethyst_cluster.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.amethyst_cluster.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.amethyst_cluster.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.large_amethyst_bud.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.medium_amethyst_bud.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.small_amethyst_bud.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.amethyst_cluster.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.large_amethyst_bud.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.medium_amethyst_bud.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.small_amethyst_bud.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDItem form?Translation key
Small Amethyst Budsmall_amethyst_budYesblock.minecraft.small_amethyst_bud
Medium Amethyst Budmedium_amethyst_budYesblock.minecraft.medium_amethyst_bud
Large Amethyst Budlarge_amethyst_budYesblock.minecraft.large_amethyst_bud
Amethyst Clusteramethyst_clusterYesblock.minecraft.amethyst_cluster

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
facingupup
down
north
south
east
west
The direction that the amethyst is facing, determined by its anchoring.
littruetrue
false
Whether or not the amethyst is lit.
waterloggedfalsetrue
false
Whether or not the amethyst is located inside of water.

History[edit]

May 21, 2009Notch mentioned crystal blocks as a potential block type which can be found in the underground.
October 3, 2020Amethyst buds and clusters are shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
October 20, 2020Cory Scheviak reveals amethyst buds on Twitter.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aSmall Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px
Medium Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px
Large Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px
Amethyst Cluster (U) JE1.png 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px
Added amethyst buds and amethyst clusters.
20w46aAmethyst buds can now be obtained with Silk Touch.[1]

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Amethyst Cluster", "Amethyst Bud", or "Amethyst Crystal" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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