Basalt pillar

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Basalt pillar
Basalt Pillar.png

Soul Sand Valley

Consists of


Can generate in
existing chunks


Basalt pillars are tall terrain features made up of basalt.


Basalt pillars are found in soul sand valleys and in its standard biome, the basalt deltas.


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.

Data values[edit]


NameNamespaced ID
[No displayed name]basalt_pillar


Java Edition
September 28, 2019Basalt pillars shown unnamed as part of soul sand valley biome at Minecon 2019.
1.1620w06aAdded basalt pillars.
20w22aNow terminate flush with the ground or lava, rather than one block above.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta basalt pillars.