Amethyst Shard

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Amethyst Shard
Amethyst Shard JE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

An amethyst shard is a crystalline mineral obtained from mining fully grown amethyst cluster.



Amethyst cluster mined using a non-Silk Touch iron, diamond or netherite pickaxe drops 4 amethyst shards. When mined using any other tool, it drops 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.

If the amethyst cluster in any of its growth stages is mined using an iron, diamond or netherite pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, it will drop itself rather than amethyst shards.


Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Block of Amethyst Amethyst Shard

[upcoming: JE 1.17]
Spyglass Amethyst Shard +
Copper Ingot

[upcoming: JE 1.17]
Tinted Glass Amethyst Shard +
[upcoming: JE 1.17]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Amethyst Shardamethyst_shardItemitem.minecraft.amethyst_shard


October 3, 2020Amethyst shards are mentioned, but not shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aAmethyst Shard JE1.png Added amethyst shards.
20w46aAmethyst Shard JE2.png The texture for amethyst shards has changed.


  • Amethyst shard is commonly mistaken as an "ore", However amethyst shard is a mineral, not an ore.


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