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For the fossils that generate in the Nether, see Nether Fossil.

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.

Fossils are a good source of bones for players in peaceful mode. They can also generate in soul sand valleys, exposed above the ground in the Nether.

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.[citation needed]
  • 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.[1]
  • Some fossils can be completely be made out of coal ore blocks.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Click for full Fossil gallery.

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