Minecraft 1.17 Caves & Cliffs – Snapshot 21w08a Ores Re-textured

24th February 2021
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MINECRAFT SNAPSHOT 21W08A

A Minecraft Java Snapshot

In this snapshot, our new beloved stone type has suffered a grim fate and has been renamed “Deepslate”. How mysterious!

CHANGES IN 21W08A

  • Tweaked cave sizes further
  • Canyon and cave carvers now apply below y=0
  • Cracks can now be found carved into the ground
  • Grimstone has been changed into Deepslate
  • Added Deepslate ores
  • The distribution of ores has been further tweaked
  • Andesite no longer generates under y=0
  • Tuff now sometimes generates under y=0
  • The Tuff layer of amethyst geodes has been replaced with now a new type of stone called Smooth Basalt
  • Smooth Basalt is now obtained from smelting Basalt
  • Another round of tweaking has been done to the new textures of ores and Blackstone
  • Emerald and Lapis Lazuli ore textures have had some touch-ups
  • Mineshafts now once again generate in the open air in caves
  • Particles now appear in the air around spore blossoms
  • Slime Blocks and Honey Blocks have been moved to the Redstone tab of the creative inventory
An image comparing the changes to ore textures.

DEEPSLATE

  • Grimstone is now called Deepslate
  • Deepslate now has a top texture, and a new block called Cobbled Deepslate drops from Deepslate
  • The cobbled variant is the same but without the top texture, and is used to craft all Deepslate variants instead
  • Deepslate now has a unique set of sounds! Very crunchy indeed

DEEPSLATE ORES

  • Added Deepslate versions of Iron, Gold, Lapis, Redstone, and Diamond ores that generate wherever those ores replace Deepslate
  • Twice as tough to mine as normal ores

ORE DISTRIBUTION TWEAKS

An image showing the ore distribution in snapshot 21w08a.

Ore distribution in snapshot 21w08a. Click here for a link to the image in full resolution.

FIXED BUGS IN 21W08A

  • MC-213926 – Rooted dirt footstep sounds are considerably quieter than normal dirt footstep sounds
  • MC-214782 – Geodes can generate floating in caves
  • MC-214843 – Old style caves don’t generate past Y=0

GET THE SNAPSHOT

Snapshots are available for Minecraft: Java Edition. To install the snapshot, open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the “Installations” tab.

Snapshots can corrupt your world, so please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

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