An Abandoned Mineshaft
Underground in all Biomes
The Structure can be found in any Biome, but is placed underground which makes it a little harder to spot. The Mesa Mineshafts, found in the Mesa Biome, can spawn at the surface, making the entrance more visible.
Abandoned Mineshafts are long winding maze-like structures. They usually begin with a large Dirt room, with an arched roof, and continue into a long tunnel-type maze, with Fences and Oak Planks approximately every 4 Blocks.
As tunnels intersect there is also Oak Plank pillars supporting the upper tunnel, and Oak Planks in the floor and/or roof between the different tunnels.
Loot can be found in Minecarts with Chests that spawn in Abandoned Mineshafts. The Loot consists of items from 3 different groups each with their own distribution:
|Group 1 – Count: 1|
|Enchanted Golden Apple||1/71||1.4%||1|
|Group 2 – Count: 2-4|
|Group 3 – Count: 3|
In addition to the loot found in Chests, the Mineshafts exposes the Ores of the surrounding Biome, making it a good place to mine.
- Before Update 0.11.0, Abandoned Mineshafts contained Spider Spawners.
- Abandoned Mineshafts can occasionally be intersected by a Stronghold or a Dungeon.
- Some areas of the Mineshaft are lit by torches, but not enough to stop Mobs from spawning.
- Sometimes, part of the Mineshaft can be missing or on Fire due to a natural Lava stream.
- Abandoned Mineshafts are not only very long, but they are deep, since they can go from sea level to Bedrock.
- Abandoned Mineshafts are more likely to spawn the deeper underground the Player goes.
- As of Update 0.14.0, Abandoned Mineshafts now have a chance to have a random Minecart with a Chest containing loot.
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