How to get Suspicious Sand in Minecraft

Suspicious Sand in Minecraft

Suspicious Sand in Minecraft

If you're wondering how to find Suspicious Sand in Minecraft, and what to do with it once you have, then this guide is perfect for you. Suspicious Sand is just one of the new blocks coming in the new 1.20 update.

Over the past few weeks, the team at Minecraft have been slowly revealing all of the different biomes, mobs, items, and gameplay features we can expect to see once the update goes live.

A guide on what to expect from the 1.20 Minecraft update can be found here. We also have a guide on the best Minecraft mods, and all of the best Minecraft shaders to use in 2023.

Suspicious Sand mixed in with normal sand in Minecraft
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As you can see, the Suspicious Sand is only slightly different!

How to get Suspicious Sand in Minecraft

Suspicious Sand is a new variant of sand blocks that you'll be able to find in the desert biome. They'll have a slight visual variant from normal sand blocks, which means they'll be a little difficult to find.

The blocks have more 'cracks' in them, making them look more textured than the other sand blocks. You'll be able to see a few of them in the foreground of the picture above.

There are two main locations where you can find Suspicious Sand:

  • Near Desert Temples and Pyramids
  • Inside of Desert Wells

Minecraft players will already know how valuable Desert Temples already are. They can contain rare loot, as well as a variety of different building materials if you're in Survival Mode.

The Suspicious Sand blocks can be found in the sand around the Desert Temple. You can also find them in the temple, although you may need to excavate some of the layers very carefully in order to do so.

So far, the Desert Wells in Minecraft have had very little use in the game. However, in the 1.20 update, they will be a more reliable source of Suspicious Sand blocks.

Once you remove the water from the Desert Wells by using a sponge, or breaking the water spawn blocks, then you'll be able to access the Suspicious Sand underneath.

The Pottery and Pottery Shards you can finds from Suspicious Sand in Minecraft
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Credit: Minecraft
Wait, Suspicious Sand contains loot?

What to do with Suspicious Sand in Minecraft

Once you've found your Suspicious Sand block in Minecraft, it's time to get your brush out. This simple recipe needs only one Feather, one Stick, and one Copper Ingot in a Crafting Table.

Use your brush to very carefully, very delicately brush the sand away from the treasure underneath. If you try and mine the block with anything else, even Silk Touch, then it will be destroyed. It will even break if the block underneath is mined out. There are a few different things that you can get from them if you excavate them properly though!

Desert Temple Suspicious Sand loot:

  • Archer Pottery Shard
  • Prize Pottery Shard
  • Skull Pottery Shard
  • Gunpowder
  • TNT
  • Diamond
  • Emerald

Desert Well Suspicious Sand loot:

  • Arms Up Pottery Shard
  • Brick
  • Stick
  • Suspicious Stew
  • Emerald

That's it for our look at Suspicious Sand in Minecraft! For more on the game, read up on all Minecraft villager jobs, as well as how to find the Minecraft camels mob.

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