How to Find Amethyst in Minecraft

Whether you want to fill your base with the glistening sounds of amethyst blocks or breed your allays, you’ll need amethyst shards. While this might be difficult initially, here’s a quick way to find amethyst in Minecraft.

Where Can You Find Amethyst in Minecraft

Amethyst only spawns in amethyst geodes. These can be randomly found under Y=30 in any biome. From my experience, Lush Caves will have at least one amethyst geode, which usually has a few amethyst crystals. You can also find amethyst shards when looting an Ancient City.

How Can You Mine Amethyst

A Ready-To-Mine Amethyst Cluster

To acquire amethyst shards, which you can use to craft several items, you’ll need to mine a fully-grown amethyst cluster. These can only grow on budding amethyst blocks within a geode. If your pickaxe has no enchantments, you’ll pick up four shards once you mine an amethyst cluster.

If you use a pickaxe with a Silk Touch enchantment to mine the cluster, you’ll acquire it instead of the shards. You can then grab a couple of budding amethyst blocks and place them on your base to allow the clusters to grow. This is how easy it is to make an amethyst farm!

What Can You Craft With Amethyst in Minecraft

If you’ve secured a stack of amethyst crystals, you can use them to craft some useful and decorative items or breed allays. By giving an allay one amethyst crystal while it’s near a jukebox playing music, it’ll duplicate itself. You can breed your allays every 5 minutes.

But let’s check out what you can craft with some amethyst crystals.


Spyglass Recipe

While many Minecraft players use OptiFine to zoom in on a specific place (and make the game look better), Mojang one-upped the mod by adding the spyglass. All you’ll need to make it is 1 amethyst shard and 2 copper ingots (which you can get by smelting raw copper). 

The spyglass zoom is better than OptiFine’s, so you can embark on a journey with your boat. Or, maybe you can cosplay as a shipwrecked pirate by utilizing a shipwreck seed in Minecraft.

Tinted Glass

Tinted Glass Recipe

A great addition to Minecraft was the tinted glass for its ability to be transparent while blocking any light. So, you can use it to build a mob farm as an attraction. Something like an aquarium but with creepers instead of dolphins. And all you need is a block of glass and 4 amethyst shards.

Block Of Amethyst

Amethyst Block Recipe

If you feel like building a house out of amethyst, you’ll need 4 shards to make one block. But since amethyst isn’t abundant, I’d suggest you only make an amethyst floor for the added sound effects. 


Now that you know how to find amethyst in Minecraft, what will you make with it? Maybe an amethyst base with tinted glass in the Nether? Or a spyglass to live the life of a pirate captain? In any case, I’d love to see your creations on the Minecraft Forum.