Why is there a large stone area in my desert?



  • So after loading a new map for 1.8 I found a desert. In the desert is a few spots where there is no sand but a blank stone face with assorted dirt, coal, etc. There is sand nearby and it gradually drops to this spot. The average height of these are y = 66. Is this just a feature of the desert biome or do others have this feature too?

    Stone in my desert

    Also you can see it across the river in my forest biome.



  • Like in real life, sometime the terrain generator makes spots of exposed stone on the surface. This seems a bit counterintuitive in a desert, but it can happen in any biome.




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