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Fossil Skull 1.pngFossil Skull 2.pngFossil Skull 3.pngFossil Skull 4.png
Fossil Spine 1.pngFossil Spine 2.pngFossil Spine 3.pngFossil Spine 4.png

Deserts and Swamps

Consists of

A fossil is the apparent remains of a giant prehistoric creature.


Fossils randomly generate 15–24 blocks (i.e., at y-coordinates from 40 to 49) underground in deserts, swamps, and their variants. Each chunk has a 164 chance to generate a fossil. They may generate as one of the four variants of skull or one of the four variants of spine.


Fossils are composed of bone blocks, with random blocks removed and some of them replaced with coal ore. They were made with NBT structure block format and they have NBT files of different types of fossils in minecraft.jar/data/minecraft/structures/fossils.


May 13, 2016ProfMobius tweets an image of the new structure blocks in action, generating what appears to be a fossil made of quartz.
Java Edition
1.1016w20aAdded fossils.
Pocket Edition
1.1.3alpha fossils.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU331.36Patch 13Added fossils.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Added fossils.


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