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An aerial view of a large basin

2012-04-04 12.31.17

A Basin covered in sand.

In geology, a Basin is a type of structure in which Stone and ores are exposed. Basins could be considered "chunk errors" because of the way 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 you can get some materials. At very low altitudes, you may find Redstone Ore if you are lucky.


  • There is a rare chance in which Basins can intersect a Ravine.
  • Basins do not point to generated structures like Dungeons and Villages.
  • Basins can stretch to many places, including ravines, dungeons, and even Abandoned Mine Shafts.
  • Basins can appear in any biome.
2012-05-03 18.38.29

A huge area of basin with some pigs.

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