A Ravine is a type of underground or aboveground generated structure in Minecraft. They are sometimes called a scar, since they rip across the land in almost every biome and can pose a serious threat to players and mobs. They are often very deep and narrow and dangerous, as an unsuspecting player may plummet into them and fall to their death. However, Ravines are also a wonderful source of ores, particularly rarer ores like Gold and Lapis, maybe even Diamond and Redstone. If you survive the falls, the mobs, and the occasional lava, then you will come out a very rich player. Sometimes ravines spawn connected to Abandoned Mineshafts, Strongholds, Dungeons, and usually Caves because of their immense size. Ravines in AMPLIFIED worlds may stretch down to Bedrock. Ravines are usually covered with lava and water making them even more dangerous.