In deserts, you can find these fountains:

Desert Fountain

Do they serve any purpose at all, or are they just aesthetic?

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These are known as Desert Wells.

They have a 1/1000 chance to be generated in every desert chunk.

They stand no particular purpose, other than a source of water.

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    Seems obsolete in the screenshot since it is next to an ocean... Nov 8, 2015 at 14:51
  • @PythonMaster Oceans are salty, wells are not.
    – isanae
    Nov 8, 2015 at 19:28
  • No need to get salty about it...
    – Ben
    Nov 9, 2015 at 5:24
  • Well, there are things that make the difference in salty&clear water, for example EnviroMine :) Nov 9, 2015 at 10:24

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