Buried Treasure

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Buried Treasure
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Biomes
Consists of
Can generate in
existing chunks

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Buried treasure is a naturally generated structure consisting of a buried loot chest. The chest is buried primarily in beaches, and rarely in the ocean floor. Buried treasure is the only source of the heart of the sea, which can be used to craft a conduit. Buried treasure can be located using explorer maps.

Generation[edit]

Buried treasure structures generate in beach biomes, and can also generate underwater.

The treasure chest is almost always buried by some material. Most of the time the chest generates buried in a beach, so it has a sand or gravel block covering it. Sometimes, if generated on the side of an underwater hill, it spawns with stone blocks covering it. If it generates on the surface of the ocean floor, a gravel or sand block covers it. Nonetheless, terrain generation can cause the chest to be buried by any suitable terrain-generated blocks, such as coal ore and diorite.

Buried treasure always generates at chunk coordinate 9 on both the X and Z axes, and are always facing east.[verify]

Structure[edit]

Buried treasure structures contain a single chest full of various loot. If the chest is exposed to water, it generates waterlogged.

Loot[edit]

See also: Chest loot

A Heart of the Sea is always present in every buried treasure.

In Java Edition, each buried treasure chest contains items drawn from 5 pools, with the following distribution:

Item Stack Size [A] Weight [B] Chance [C] Avg.
per chest
[D]
Avg. # chests
to search
[E]
5–8× 1–4× 0–1× 5–8× 1–4× 0–1×
Heart Of The Sea 111100.0%1.0001.0
Iron Ingot 1–4203599.4%9.2861.0
Gold Ingot 1–4103588.0%4.6431.1
Cooked Cod 2–41275.0%3.0001.3
Cooked Salmon 2–41275.0%3.0001.3
Leather Tunic 11275.0%0.2501.3
Iron Sword 11275.0%0.2501.3
TNT 1–253562.7%1.3931.6
Emerald 4–851559.9%5.0001.7
Prismarine Crystals 1–551559.9%2.5001.7
Diamond 1–251559.9%1.2501.7

In Bedrock Edition, each buried treasure chest contains items drawn from 2 pools, with the following distribution:

Item Stack Size [A] Weight [B] Chance [C] Avg.
per chest
[D]
Avg. # chests
to search
[E]
5–12× 5–12×
Heart Of The Sea 111100.0%1.0001.0
Iron Ingot 3–52020457.2%3.3331.7
Chainmail Helmet 12020457.2%0.8331.7
Chainmail Chestplate 12020457.2%0.8331.7
Chainmail Leggings 12020457.2%0.8331.7
Chainmail Boots 12020457.2%0.8331.7
Potion of Water Breathing 11520446.9%0.6252.1
Diamond 11520446.9%0.6252.1
Gold Ingot 1–51020434.3%1.2502.9
Lead 1–31020434.3%0.8332.9
TNT 1–21020434.3%0.6252.9
Name Tag 11020434.3%0.4172.9
Potion of Regeneration 11020434.3%0.4172.9
Prismarine Crystals 1–5520418.9%0.6255.3
Book and Quill 1–2520418.9%0.3125.3
Music Disc (Mellohi) 1520418.9%0.2085.3
Music Disc (Wait) 1520418.9%0.2085.3
Bottle o' Enchanting 1320411.8%0.1258.5
Cake 112044.1%0.04224.5
  1. a b The size of stacks (or for unstackable items, number) of this item on any given roll.
  2. a b The weight of this item relative to other items in the pool.
  3. a b The odds of finding any of this item in a single chest.
  4. a b The number of items expected per chest, averaged over a large number of chests.
  5. a b The average number of chests the player should expect to search to find any of this item.


Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Treasure Hunter.pngTreasure HunterAcquire a map from a cartographer villager, then enter the revealed structureVisit the structure indicated while the purchased map is in your main hand (hotbar).40GSilver
Me Gold!.pngMe Gold!Dig up a buried treasureOpen a buried treasure chest30GSilver

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.1318w10aAdded buried treasure structures.
18w19aA heart of the sea now generates in buried treasure chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Added buried treasure structures.
beta 1.2.20.1A heart of the sea now generates in buried treasure chests.
Education Edition
1.4.0Added buried treasure structures, with a heart of the sea being able to generate in them.
Legacy Console Edition
TU69CU57 1.76 Patch 38Added buried treasure structures, with a heart of the sea being able to generate in them.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Buried Treasure" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Buried treasures are the smallest naturally-occurring structure in the game.
  • In Java Edition, the player arrow is shown under the X of the treasure, but in Bedrock Edition, the player arrow is shown on top of the X.
  • The buried treasure structure clones the block that the chest replaces into any air or water blocks on the sides and top. Therefore, if a buried treasure chest replaces a spawner, up to five spawners with empty NBT data (pig spawners) can generate around it.[2]
  • In Java Edition, the buried treasure contains the highest number of diamonds per chest among all generated structures, at an average of 1.25 diamonds per chest, while the end city only has an average of 1.06 diamonds per chest.

Gallery[edit]

Odd generation[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Random loot; loot table for Java Edition is different from the one in Bedrock and Education editions
  2. If the chest generates in an underwater mountain.
  3. If the chest generates under a cold ocean floor/beach.
  4. If the chest generates under a warm ocean floor/beach.
  5. If the chest generates under a warm ocean floor/beach under sand layer and above stone layer.
  6. A generated chest exposed to water is always waterlogged.

References[edit]

  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 18w10a" – Minecraft.net, March 6, 2018
  2. "Quintuple Pig Spawner seed in Vanilla 1.16 found by Andrew" – Reddit, 2 February 2021.