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Minecraft Amethyst Shards Guide: How To Get & Farm In 1.17

Learn how to Get & Farm Amethyst Shards in Minecraft from this guide.

Minecraft, made by Mojang, is an amazing Sandbox game that brings the 2D Pixels aesthetic to a 3D game. Many players have made many amazing and beautiful things like SMPs, Gigantic Builds, RPG Realms, Redstone Machines, etc. Among those Builds, Farms are the most important structures as they can help the player get a lot of resources efficiently. One such Resource that every Player wants to have in the 1.17 Update of the game is Amethyst Shards. They are one of the Newest Editions to the 1.17 Update along with other Blocks like Calcite, Amethyst Cluster, Budding Amethyst, Block of Amethyst, etc. In this guide, I will show you how you can Get & Farm Amethyst Shards in Minecraft 1.17.

Where to get Amethyst in Minecraft?

How To Get Amethyst Shards In Minecraft

Amethyst Shards can be obtained from Amethyst Geodes in Minecraft 1.17. Amethyst Geodes are the newest Cave formation in the 1.17 Update. They can be found between Y-level -64 & Y-Level 30. They will form anywhere in that Y-Level Range and each chunk has a 1/24th chance of generating them. Amethyst Geodes can be exposed to the surface if there is a Ravine that cuts through them or if they were formed under water. In these Amethyst Geodes, there is a special Block called the Budding Amethyst. This is the Block on which Amethysts grow. Breaking a Budding Amethyst will not yield the block so if you want Amethyst, let that Block be there. Here are the Types of Amethyst Blocks you will find in the Amethyst Geode.

Types of Amethyst

  • Amethyst Block: Mineable with any pickaxe.
  • Amethyst Bud: Will drop nothing when you mine it. It will eventually grow into Amethyst Clusters.
  • Amethyst Cluster: It is a large crystal of Amethyst. Mineable with any pickaxe. It will also drop 4 Amethyst Shards when you mine it.
  • Amethyst Shard: It is a drop from Amethyst Clusters. Is a component in crafting for Spy Glass & Tinted Glass.
  • Budding Amethyst Block: Will have a cross-like mark on each of its faces. It will not drop anything when you mine it unless you use a Silk Touch Pickaxe.

Amethyst Shards Farm

As I have mentioned above, Amethyst can only grow on Budding Amethysts. So the best way to Farm them is to find an Amethyst Geode with a decent number of Budding Amethysts.

  • Once you do find one, Break every 2 blocks in its vicinity at least.
  • Amethysts can grow on all 6 sides of the Budding Amethyst and hence we want more surface area.
  • Do this for all Budding Amethyst.
  • Your Amethyst Farm is done.
  • Visit the Geode periodically to get the Amethysts once fully grown.

This was all about how to get Amethyst Shards in Minecraft. Hopefully, this guide has helped you. You can also check out our other guides like How to make a Lightning Rod in Minecraft.