Basalt pillars are tall terrain features made up of basalt.
Basalt pillars have their starting points in the ceiling of an area, then have a pillar of between one and three blocks wide in both the X and Z axis going all the way down to the ground, where a flat clump of basalt can be found around a 3×3 area from the center of the pillar, as if a vertical lava flow, like those commonly found in the Nether, had solidified. Possibly due to blue ice next to omnipresent lava going over a soul soil ceiling, as with the "basalt generator" design.
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|September 28, 2019||Basalt pillars shown unnamed as part of soul sand valley biome at Minecon 2019.|
|1.16||20w06a||Added basalt pillars.|
|20w22a||Now terminate flush with the ground or lava, rather than one block above.|
|1.16.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Added basalt pillars.|