Budding Amethyst

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Budding Amethyst
Budding Amethyst JE3.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance







Partial (blocks light)



Catches fire from lava


Budding amethyst is a block found in amethyst geodes that grow amethyst clusters.


Budding amethysts can currently only be obtained via the Creative inventory or with commands, as they are unobtainable by Survival means.


Budding amethyst cannot be obtained when mined, even with Silk Touch or TNT. It will break immediately if pushed by a piston or sticky piston, and cannot be pulled by sticky pistons.

Block Budding Amethyst
Hardness 1.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 7.5
Wooden 3.75
Stone 1.9
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Netherite 0.85
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]

Budding amethyst generates naturally in amethyst geodes as part of the inner block of amethyst layer.


Each time it receives a random tick, the chance is similar to the growth of cocoa pods with a budding amethyst having a 20% chance of creating amethyst clusters on any of its sides as long as that particular side is only covered in air or water.


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
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]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item form?Translation key
Budding Amethystbudding_amethyst crystal_sound_blocksYesblock.minecraft.budding_amethyst


May 21, 2009Notch mentioned crystal blocks as a potential block type which can be found in the underground.
October 3, 2020Amethyst-related blocks are shown at Minecraft Live 2020. It was mentioned that, like with spawners, blocks that generate amethysts would not be movable by survival means, forcing players to build farms in situ for these resources.
Java Edition
1.1720w45aBudding Amethyst JE1.png Added budding amethyst.
20w46aBudding Amethyst JE2.png The texture of budding amethyst has now been changed.
20w48aBudding Amethyst JE3.png The texture of budding amethyst has now been changed again.


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