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Nether fossils are fossils that generate in soul sand valleys.
Nether fossils generate randomly throughout the Nether in soul sand valleys.
Nether fossils are composed of bone blocks. Unlike regular fossils, they do not have a lowered structure integrity and no blocks are replaced with coal ore. They are made with the NBT structure block format and the NBT files for each fossil are stored in the folder
There are 14 different variants of nether fossils:
|Structure name||Description||Consists of||Image|
||A vertical sternum.||12 Bone Block|
||A horizontal sternum.||10 Bone Block|
||Small partial ribcage.||6 Bone Block|
||Small ribcage structure.||6 Bone Block|
||One medium rib.||5 Bone Block|
||Large ribcage structure.||21 Bone Block|
||Three sets of large ribs.||18 Bone Block|
||One large rib.||6 Bone Block|
||Three ascending sets of medium ribs.||15 Bone Block|
||One large rib.||8 Bone Block|
||A horizontal sternum or "f".||12 Bone Block|
||Medium ribcage structure.||11 Bone Block|
||Three large ribs.||17 Bone Block|
||Large ribcage structure.||26 Bone Block|
|1.16||20w06a||Added nether fossils.|
|20w11a||Nether fossils can now be located with |
|1.16.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Added nether fossils.|
- Nether Fossils are one of the five generated structures that never generate with loot chests (the others being swamp huts, overworld fossils, desert wells, and ocean monuments).
- Fossils probably represent the remains of huge dead animals in the soul sand valley, which in fact seems similar to a pyroclastic deposit, or what remains of an imposing volcanic eruption, probably from the basalt deltas, which probably killed these animals.
- They are fossils that do not generate with Coal Ore despite there being no nether coal ore existing in the game yet.