How to Find Treasure in Minecraft?

Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all time, and it is updated with new features every now and then. Minecraft added buried treasures with the 1.13 update of the Java edition. If you want to know how to find treasures in Minecraft, then you are reading the right article.

Today, we are going to tell you all you need to know about these treasures. We will give you the steps you can use to find this buried chest and every item you can get from it. Without any further delay, let’s get started.

What Are Buried Treasures?

As we mentioned earlier, buried treasure chests were introduced with the Minecraft 1.13 update (dubbed “The Update Aquatic”). This was a major update that added a lot of new mobs, items, structures, and blocks into the game, and it also added buried treasures as a naturally generated structure.

Buried Treasure is a chest full of items that are buried deep underground. You will have to dig several blocks to get it. It can occur in any biome. The items you can find in this chest are:

  • Heart of the Sea
  • Name Tag
  • TNT
  • Lead
  • Gold Ingot
  • Book and Quill
  • Bottle o’ Enchanting
  • Cake
  • Chainmail Helmet
  • Iron Ingot
  • Iron Sword
  • Chainmail Leggings
  • Chainmail Boots
  • Potion of Regeneration
  • Diamond
  • Potion of Water Breathing
  • Prismarine Crystals
  • Music Disc (Mellohi)
  • Music Disc (Wait)
  • Leather Tunic
  • Emerald

Note that the Heart of the Sea (used to craft a conduit) can only be found in a buried treasure chest while playing the survival mode. This item will be present in every buried chest. A Conduit is a block that can give you conduit powers, and it can attack hostile mobs underwater. Conduit power is awesome as it lets you see and breathe underwater (the breath bar will not run out), and it also increases the mining speed while submerged. It also lets you sleep in a waterlogged bed.

You also have to know that you can only get items like Cake, Chainmail Helmet, Iron Ingot, Music Disc (Mellohi), Music Disc (Wait), Potion of Regeneration, and Lead in the Bedrock edition of the game.

You can only find a buried treasure with the help of a treasure map.

Minecraft Treasure Maps

Treasure maps are most commonly found in shipwrecks and underwater ruins. You can find these structures underwater, but you will be able to spot them above ground, too, albeit rarely. This is what a shipwreck looks like:

Treasure maps are found in map chests located in these shipwrecks. Map chests look like normal chests.

How to Navigate With the Map?

Equip the treasure map. The white cross marks your spot, while the red cross marks the place where the treasure is buried. If you are far away from the treasure, your location will be marked by a white circle at the edge of the map. Move in the direction opposite the circle to get closer to the treasure chest.

How To Find Treasure In Minecraft?

Now that you know all about buried treasure and treasure maps, you are ready to find the treasure.

  1. Find a shipwreck and find the map chest.
  2. Equip the map and move towards the red cross.
  3. Equip yourself with a shovel and start digging at the red cross. The cross covers a general area and you are going to have to dig a lot.
  4. Find the treasure chest.
  5. Move the items to your inventory.

Now you know how to find buried treasures in Minecraft.


You can get the Me Gold! Achievement by finding the buried treasure. You can get it as soon as you open the chest.


The buried treasures are hard to find, and aimlessly digging around the red cross will make things worse. A lot of Minecraft players have found that positioning yourself like this on the map (pictured below) will put you directly above the treasure. Start digging like this, and you will find the treasure soon enough.

Final Take

Now you know how to find treasures in Minecraft. We hope that you found this article helpful. Buried treasures usually contain a lot of rare items, so you should definitely try to find them. If you have any doubts or suggestions, please let us know in the comments section below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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