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Where to find Suspicious Sand in Minecraft

This is where to find suspicious blocks in Minecraft.

Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist in Minecraft? Thanks to a new update, you can do just that in the game’s desert biomes. Now you can find hidden treasures in special sand blocks that you can uncover with a special tool. Called suspicious sand, they are easy to find if you know where to look. If you’ve found some but can’t seem to get items out, we’ll explain why. This is where to find suspicious sand in Minecraft.

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The first thing you need to do is build a brush tool. This is very important, as any other item will not let you get the treasure inside the block. A brush allows you to remove the sand but not break the item, much how like real-life scientists do not use sharp picks on fragile fossils.

To make it, you need:

  • One Feather
  • One Copper Ingot
  • One Stick

You can get feathers from killing adult chickens while sticks are made with bamboo or wooden planks. To make a copper ingot, place some raw copper or copper ore into a furnace lit with planks or coal. Once you get a brush, it’s time to head to the sand.

How To Find A Desert Biome In Minecraft

The best way to find a desert biome is to sail through an ocean that is connected to a badlands biome. This might work with other biomes connected to a sea, but the best chance is definitely the badlands route.

Where To Find Suspicious Sand In Minecraft

In the desert, you’re going to keep an eye out for the desert temple structures and wells where you’ll find the suspicious sand blocks. Their base is above the ground, so you’ll be able to see them without too much effort. Pyramid bases look like a three-block structure dotted with red blocks while desert wells look like a large square on top of a base. Down in these is where you will find the blocks.

Suspicious blocks stand out significantly compared to regular blocks because they have darker more pronounced spots. You can see the two compared below as a way to help you familiarize the difference.

Sand blocks in Minecraft.
Image created by author from Touch Tap Play screenshot.

You can get a variety of random drops from suspicious sand, from diamonds to more basic items. Make your brush and start digging up treasures today in Minecraft’s latest update!

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Erin O’Gorman
A graduate of Pace University, Erin O'Gorman is a freelance guide writer that has been making content for Touch Tap Play since 2021 and writing for the media years before. They specialize in content such as tier lists, how-to's, listicles, reviews, and best ofs. Erin is also an experienced self-taught proofreader and editor, a skill that they polished with years of experience. They aspire to make it far in the world of writing.

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Where to find Suspicious Sand in Minecraft