Want to know how to mine amethysts and make a spyglass in Minecraft? The brand new Minecraft 1.17 update is here, and it brings with it brand new Minecraft mobs and blocks. While not everything has made it into the update, one of the more elaborate blocks that did was amethyst – another precious gemstone similar to diamonds and emeralds. You can make all sorts of items from amethysts, but the hard part here is finding an amethyst geode in the first place.
These are spherical structures found either underground (at level 70 or lower), or under the sea in the main overworld. You can tell when you’ve found one when you see smooth basalt. After chipping through the first layer with a pickaxe, you’ll find calcite. This is the only place where you can find Minecraft calcite, though it’s only really used for decoration.
After going through this layer, you’ll find amethyst blocks and crystals. You’ll only be able to mine amethyst blocks, buds, clusters, and crystals with pickaxes. Amethyst blocks can only be mined with pickaxes made from iron or harder materials. You can also combine four amethyst shards together to recreate an amethyst block.