This is all you need to know about the recently added Amethyst.
Latest - Part One Is Live
The team at Minecraft sent out the new update with a lovely video, featuring a new mob, the goat, whacking everything it can find. You can watch that below.
This means you can get into the update right now. This is what you should know about amethysts.
Where to find them
You can find Amethyst Crystals underground in a small cave-like structure known as Amethyst Geodes. The Amethyst Crystals grow on top of the blocks also known as Amethyst Geodes.
These Amethyst Geodes are given away by a twinkle-like sound when you are near them, adding to the ethereal nature of the cave.
Once found, the Amethyst Geode, which contains amethyst geode blocks and amethyst crystals, can be explored and mined (or at least, the crystals can).
What can I do with them?
Amethyst Crystals are used to create the new telescope item called a Spyglass in Minecraft.
A player will need two copper ingots and Amethyst Crystal shards to make it. This can be used like a zoom function, allowing you to see very far away. It's function is mostly cosmetic right now but teams fighting each other could get some use out of it when protecting their base.
Amethysts can also be used to make tinted glass, a great way of protecting an area from light or making your room look particularly cool. Amethyst is mostly decorative at this stage but that could change greatly later this year as Caves & Cliffs part two drops.