How to Find Buried Treasure in Minecraft?

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How to find buried treasure in Minecraft? You will have to find a treasure map that is located on a shipwreck. This map will lead you to the actual treasure (you’ll have to do some digging to find the chest).

Still have questions left? We have the answers!

What Is Buried Treasure?

Minecraft’s smallest naturally generated structure is, basically, a buried loot chest. They are usually found on beaches. However, some may appear underwater.

Most of the time, there is a gravel or sand block covering the chest. Rarely, it will be stone blocks, diorite, or coal ore.

How to find buried treasure in Minecraft?

  • Find a shipwreck by exploring Ocean, Beach, or River biomes. In most cases, you’ll come across sunken ships underwater.
  • Find a Map Chest. Shipwrecks can have up to three chests (Supply Chest, Treasure Chest, and Map Chest). Look for the latter. Once you find it, move the Buried Treasure Map to the inventory.
  • The red X will show you the location of the treasure. More often than not, the chest will be somewhere near you.
  • Once you reach the X, start digging.

Tip: the chest will be anywhere from 3 to 6 blocks down. You might have to dig 2 meters in radius around the X to locate the treasure.

Are Buried Treasure Chests Worth Finding?

The chest usually contains a lot of loot & always contains a Heart of the Sea. 

minecraft heart of the sea
  • It is the only source of the Heart of the Sea – a rare item that you can use to craft a Conduit. Every Buried Treasure contains a Heart of the Sea.
  • The most common items found in chests include food, an Iron Sword, and Iron and Gold Ingots.
  • The lucky ones might acquire Emeralds, Diamonds, Gold and TNT.

To Wrap Up

Buried Treasure is an exciting thing to discover. Finding at least one is definitely worth the effort. You will have to search for it eventually to progress through the game.

We hope you found this short guide helpful. Please feel free to drop a comment below if you have any questions or concerns!

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