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Amethyst Shard
Amethyst Shard JE2 BE1.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

An amethyst shard is a crystal obtained from mining a fully grown amethyst cluster.



An amethyst cluster mined using a non-Silk Touch, non-Fortune pickaxe drops 4 amethyst shards. When mined using any other tool, item or mechanism (such as explosions or pistons) it drops 2 shards. The maximum amount of amethyst shards dropped can be increased with Fortune. Fortune I gives a 13 chance for eight shards, averaging 5.33 shards; Fortune II gives a 25% chance (each) to give eight or 12 shards, averaging 7 shards, and Fortune III gives a 20% chance (each) to give 8, 12, or 16 shards, averaging 8.9 shards.

If the amethyst cluster in any of its growth stages is mined using any tool enchanted with Silk Touch, it will drop itself rather than amethyst shards.

Chest Loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition 1.19[upcoming]
Amethyst Shard Ancient City Chest 1–15 23.2%
Bedrock Edition 1.19.0[upcoming]
Amethyst Shard Ancient City Chest 1–15 23.2%


Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Amethyst Amethyst Shard

Spyglass Amethyst Shard +
Copper Ingot

Tinted Glass Amethyst Shard +

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Amethyst Shardamethyst_shardItemitem.minecraft.amethyst_shard

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Amethyst Shardamethyst_shard625Itemitem.amethyst_shard.name


October 3, 2020Amethyst shards are mentioned, but not shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
Java Edition
1.1720w45aAmethyst Shard JE1.png Added amethyst shards.
20w46aAmethyst Shard JE2 BE1.png The texture for amethyst shards has changed.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1922w13aAmethyst Shard may now be found in ancient city chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta Shard JE2 BE1.png Added amethyst shards.
beta shards are now available without enabling Experimental Gameplay.


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  • Although amethyst is a variety of quartz, like Nether quartz, the two resources are not interchangeable.