Amethyst Cluster

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"Amethyst Bud" redirects here. For the block that grows amethyst buds, see Budding Amethyst. For other uses, see Amethyst.
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Amethyst Cluster
Small Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.pngMedium Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.pngLarge Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png
Amethyst Cluster (U) JE1.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

1.5

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

Small, Medium, Large, Cluster:
Yes (1, 2, 4, 5) when lit

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Amethyst buds are the first three stages of growth of amethyst clusters, which grow on budding amethyst.

Amethyst clusters are the fourth and final growth stage of amethyst buds, which drop amethyst shards when mined.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

The amethyst cluster block itself in any of its growth stages (rather than its amethyst shard drops) can be obtained by mining it with an iron, diamond, or netherite pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment. When mined using any other tool with the Silk Touch enchantment, it drops nothing.

When mined without Silk Touch or broken by being pushed off an attached block by a piston or sticky piston, only fully grown amethyst clusters drop amethyst shards, while amethyst buds drop nothing. Breaking an amethyst cluster with a pickaxe drops 4 shards while any other method of breaking it yields 2 shards. 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).

Block Amethyst Bud
Amethyst Cluster
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 2.25
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  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]

Amethyst buds and clusters generate naturally as part of amethyst geodes on the sides of budding amethysts. Unlike other ores, Amethyst buds generate in a round, compact room that stimulate Amethyst.

Budding amethyst[edit]

Every random game tick there is a 20% chance for a budding amethyst block to spawn a small amethyst bud on any of its sides, as long as the block being replaced with the small amethyst bud is air or a water source block.

Usage[edit]

An amethyst bud placed on a budding amethyst (rather than any other block) regardless whether it was placed by the player or spawned by the budding amethyst itself will grow over time, going through three growth stages – small, medium, and large – before reaching its 4th and final growth stage as an amethyst cluster, which drops amethyst shards when mined.[more information needed]

Light[edit]

Small, medium and large amethyst buds give off a light level of 1, 2 and 4 respectively, while amethyst clusters give off a light level of 5.

Sound[edit]

Uniquely among other blocks an amethyst cluster in all its growth stages makes a quiet overlay sound when generally interacted with as well as its block breaking sound when hit with a projectile.

Sounds[edit]

Generic[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.amethyst_cluster.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.amethyst_cluster.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.amethyst_cluster.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.amethyst_cluster.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.amethyst_cluster.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Unique[edit]

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Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Amethyst chimesBlocksWhen a projectile collides with itblock.amethyst_block.chime????
Block breaking[sound 1]BlocksWhen a projectile collides with the block[verify]block.amethyst_block.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.large_amethyst_bud.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.large_amethyst_bud.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.medium_amethyst_bud.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.medium_amethyst_bud.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.small_amethyst_bud.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.small_amethyst_bud.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
  1. This is due to it using the exact same sound event as the one used for breaking - see MC-204050

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Small Amethyst Budsmall_amethyst_budBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.small_amethyst_bud
Medium Amethyst Budmedium_amethyst_budBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.medium_amethyst_bud
Large Amethyst Budlarge_amethyst_budBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.large_amethyst_bud
Amethyst Clusteramethyst_clusterBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.amethyst_cluster

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
facingupup
down
north
south
east
west
The direction that the amethyst is facing, determined by its anchoring.
littruetrue
false
Whether or not the amethyst is lit.
waterloggedfalsetrue
false
Whether or not the amethyst is located inside of water.

History[edit]

May 21, 2009Notch mentioned crystal blocks as a potential block type which can be found in the underground.
October 3, 2020Amethyst Cluster (U) JE1.png Amethyst clusters are shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
October 20, 2020Small Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png Medium Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png Cory Scheviak reveals small and medium amethyst buds on Twitter.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aSmall Amethyst Bud (texture) JE1.png Small Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png Small Amethyst Bud (D) JE1.png Small Amethyst Bud (N) JE1.png Small Amethyst Bud (E) JE1.png Small Amethyst Bud (S) JE1.png Small Amethyst Bud (W) JE1.png
Medium Amethyst Bud (texture) JE1.png Medium Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png Medium Amethyst Bud (D) JE1.png Medium Amethyst Bud (N) JE1.png Medium Amethyst Bud (E) JE1.png Medium Amethyst Bud (S) JE1.png Medium Amethyst Bud (W) JE1.png
Large Amethyst Bud (texture) JE1.png Large Amethyst Bud (U) JE1.png Large Amethyst Bud (D) JE1.png Large Amethyst Bud (N) JE1.png Large Amethyst Bud (E) JE1.png Large Amethyst Bud (S) JE1.png Large Amethyst Bud (W) JE1.png
Amethyst Cluster (texture) JE1.png Amethyst Cluster (U) JE1.png Amethyst Cluster (D) JE1.png Amethyst Cluster (N) JE1.png Amethyst Cluster (E) JE1.png Amethyst Cluster (S) JE1.png Amethyst Cluster (W) JE1.png
Added amethyst buds and amethyst clusters.
20w46aAmethyst buds can now be obtained with Silk Touch.[1]
21w11aBreaking amethyst clusters by hand, with a piston, or by other means now only drops 2 amethyst shards instead of the 4 that it does when broken with a pickaxe.
Previously, only an iron pickaxe or higher can drop 4 amethyst shards, and other means dropped nothing.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Amethyst Cluster", "Amethyst Bud", or "Amethyst Crystal" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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