In today’s post, you will learn how to find a Buried Treasure in Minecraft. If you need to go straight to the tutorial, then you can select the table of contents above. 

Buried Treasure Overview

buried treasureBuried Treasure is the smallest generated structure in Minecraft that contains loots. It always contains 1 Heart of The Sea inside it. And it’s the only way to find a Heart of The Sea in Minecraft. 

You can found the Buried Treasure on the beach. Like in the movies and tv shows, there is a map you can use to find the Buried Treasure. The map itself generates inside Ocean ruin(s) or Shipwreck’s chest.

How to Find a Buried Treasure Map

ocean ruinsYou need to find a Buried Treasure Map first before you can find the Buried Treasure. Like I’ve mentioned before, you can find The Buried Treasure Map inside the Ocean Ruin(s) or Shipwreck’s chest.

You can go to the beach or ocean to find the Ocean Ruin(s) or Shipwreck. 

If you can’t find the Ocean Ruin(s) or Shipwreck, you can use one of the seeds on this website. Here are the links:

Ocean Ruin(s) seeds for bedrock
Shipwreck seeds for bedrock
Ocean Ruin(s) seeds for java
Shipwreck seeds for java

After you’ve reached the Ocean Ruin(s) or Shipwreck, try to find the chest. But there are some things you need to know: 

  1. Most of the Ocean Ruin(s)’s chests buried, so you need to dig them out.
  2. Some Ocean Ruin may not have a chest at all.
  3. The maximum number of the chest in a Shipwreck depending on how wrecked the Shipwreck is (the maximum chest is 3).
  4. Usually, you can find multiple Buried Treasure Maps from Ocean ruin(s) or Shipwreck’s chest, and it leads to the same place.

ocean ruin's chest loot

How to Find a Buried Treasure Using its Map

After you get the Buried Treasure Map, open it. Now you can see the red X. Yes, that where the Buried Treasure is. Now all you have to do is go to the red X.

buried treasure map

You can navigate yourself by looking at the pointer on the Buried Treasure Map. If you’re out of the map’s coverage. Try to walk around until you see the map rendered/discovered area near you.

Tips for Finding The Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure is the smallest generated structure (it’s equal to one block!). It would be difficult to find it, even if you have the Buried Treasure Map with you (you may end up find it for an hour like me back in the day).

So here is my tip. Try to match the pointer of the map to the red X.

Like these:

matching pointer

Try to match the pointer (you) like this. (bedrock)

matching pointer

Also, try to match the pointer (you) like this. (java)

Not like these:

Don’t be like this. (bedrock)

Also, don’t be like this (java).

After you have in the right position, start digging down (you may need a shovel or even a pickaxe to do this). After you’ve found the chest, open it up, and collect its loot.

buried treasure's lootSo that’s how you can find a Buried Treasure in Minecraft.

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