In Minecraft, a Basin is a type of biome in which Stone and ores are exposed. Basins could be considered "chunk errors" because of how they appear out of nowhere and in strange areas; however, they are not. Basins can be helpful as they generally have exposed Coal and Iron Ore, making them a quick and easy way to start, as a player can get some useful materials early on. At very low altitudes, one may find Redstone Ore if they are lucky.
- There is a rare chance where basins will generate around a Ravine.
- Basins do not "point" to generated structures like Dungeons and Villages, despite claims that they do.
- Basins can stretch to many places, including ravines, dungeons, and even abandoned mine shafts.
- Basins can appear in any biome type.