Block of Amethyst

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This article is about the block crafted from four Amethyst Shards. For the block that grows amethyst clusters, see Budding Amethyst. For other uses, see Amethyst.
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Block of Amethyst
Block of Amethyst JE3.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

1.5

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

Partial (blocks light)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

The block of amethyst is a compact block crafted from amethyst shards.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

A block of amethyst drops as an item if mined with an iron pickaxe. When mined using lower tier pickaxes or any other tool, it drops nothing.

Block Block of Amethyst
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
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.

Natural generation[edit]

Blocks of amethyst make up amethyst geodes, found randomly underground. The blocks of amethyst form as the inner wall of the geode, with calcite and tuff making up the next two outer layers.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Amethyst Shard

[upcoming: JE 1.17]

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.amethyst_block.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksA quiet overlay sound that plays when interacting with the block.block.amethyst_block.chimeNone[sound 1]???
None[sound 2]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.amethyst_block.fallNone[sound 2]???
Block breakingBlocksMining or hitting with a projectile on the blockblock.amethyst_block.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.amethyst_block.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.amethyst_block.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-203554
  2. a b MC-177082

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item form?Translation key
Block of Amethystamethyst_block crystal_sound_blocksYesblock.minecraft.amethyst_block

History[edit]

May 21, 2009Notch mentioned crystal blocks as a potential block type which can be found in the underground.
October 3, 2020Amethyst blocks are shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aBlock of Amethyst JE1.png Added blocks of amethyst.
20w46aBlock of Amethyst JE2.png The texture of blocks of amethyst has now been changed.
20w48aBlock of Amethyst JE3.png The texture of blocks of amethyst has now been changed again.

Issues[edit]

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