A fossil is a naturally-generated underground structure resembling the remains of a large ancient creature that was added in 1.10.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Fossils can be found buried underground on rare occasions in desert and swamp biomes. They are composed of several bone blocks arranged in the shape of a giant spinal column, rib cage, or skull. Some of the bone blocks may be replaced by coal ore.
A fossil's generation does not depend on the Y level as it can generate at any depth, as long as it's underground.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Fossils turn into blocks like stone, iron ore, coal ore over time.
- There is a 1 in 64 chance for a chunk to contain a fossil.
- Fossils were first shown to be made out of quartz; however, this was most likely for demonstration purposes since fossils were made out of bone blocks and coal ore when they were first added.
- Some fossils can be completely be made out of coal ore blocks.