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Amethyst geodes generate commonly between Y=70 and the bedrock layer regardless of whether "generate structures" is toggled on or off and can replace bedrock. Each chunk has 1⁄53 chance to generate a geode. They override caverns and mineshafts. Sometimes they are exposed on the surface, such as on beaches and underwater in oceans.
Amethyst geodes consist of three layers: an outer layer of smooth basalt, a middle layer of calcite and a hollow layer of amethyst blocks with budding amethyst blocks sometimes generating throughout. Amethyst crystals generate within the structure on budding amethyst. Geodes have a 95% chance of generating with a crack, exposing its inside. Caves, aquifers and canyons cannot cut into geodes, and as such are often obstructed by them, except in cases where the crack intersects a cavern.
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|October 3, 2020||Amethyst geodes are shown at Minecraft Live 2020.|
|October 6, 2020||Cory Scheviak tweeted a screenshot where was shown updated amethyst geode with budding amethyst and amethyst buds.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||20w45a||Added amethyst geodes.|
|20w46a||32px Changed textures of calcite, block of amethyst and budding amethyst.|
|20w48a||Changed textures of block of amethyst and budding amethyst, once again.|
|21w08a||32px The tuff layer of the Amethyst geodes are now replaced with smooth basalt|
|Amethyst geodes can no longer generate fully in midair.|
|21w19a||Amethyst Geodes have now been made significantly rarer.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.17.0||beta 18.104.22.168||32px Added amethyst geodes under the Caves and Cliffs experimental gameplay toggle.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||Amethyst geodes are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Amethyst geodes have now been made significantly rarer.|
An amethyst geode generating in an iceberg.
The new amethyst geode menu screen in Java Edition 21w15a.
An amethyst geode generating above the ground.
An amethyst geode in a village.
An amethyst geode breaking bedrock.
- – Amethyst geodes can overwrite bedrock
- – "Geodes do not connect to caves properly" – resolved as "Works As Intended"
- – resolved as "Works As Intended"
- – "Amethyst geodes don't generate properly when intersecting a mineshaft" – resolved as "Works As Intended"