Block of Amethyst

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This article is about the block crafted from amethyst shards. For the block that grows amethyst clusters, see Budding Amethyst. For other uses, see Amethyst.
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This article describes content that may be included in Java Edition. 
This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.17 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
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This article describes a feature planned for Bedrock Edition. 
It has not appeared in any development versions yet, but is planned to be included in Bedrock Edition 1.17.0.
Block of Amethyst
Block of Amethyst JE3.png
Rarity

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

1.5

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

Partial (blocks light)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

A block of amethyst is a decorative block crafted from four amethyst shards.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

A block of amethyst can be obtained by mining it with an iron, diamond or netherite pickaxe. When mined using any other tool, it drops nothing.

Block Block of Amethyst
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 7.5
Wooden 3.75
Stone 1.9
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.65
  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]

Blocks of amethyst generate naturally on the inner wall of amethyst geodes, with calcite and smooth basalt making up next two outer layers.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Amethyst Shard

[upcoming: JE 1.17]

Usage[edit]

Blocks of amethyst are currently used only for decoration.

Sound[edit]

Uniquely among other blocks a block of amethyst 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_block.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.amethyst_block.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.amethyst_block.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.amethyst_block.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.amethyst_block.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Unique[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Amethyst chimesBlocksWhen stepped on, or when a projectile collides with itblock.amethyst_block.chimesubtitles.block.amethyst_block.chime???
Block breaking[sound 1]BlocksWhen a projectile collides with the blockblock.amethyst_block.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
  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 IDBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Block of Amethystamethyst_blockcrystal_sound_blocksBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.amethyst_block

History[edit]

May 21, 2009Notch mentioned crystal blocks as a potential block type which can be found in the underground.
October 3, 2020Block of Amethyst JE1.png Amethyst blocks are shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aBlock of Amethyst JE1.png Added blocks of amethyst.
20w46aBlock of Amethyst JE2.png The texture of blocks of amethyst has now been changed.
20w48aBlock of Amethyst JE3.png The texture of blocks of amethyst has now been changed again.

Issues[edit]

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