I have been wondering for a while now what level diamond most commonly lies at. I remember reading a post / topic about it somewhere ages ago but after frequent searches I cannot find it again, I think it might be at 13 or 16 blocks above bedrock but I don't wether this is right or it might of changed. Any suggestions on where it is most commonly found or good methods of obtaining it are appreciated :biggrin.gif:
Diamond is less below level 10 since there's loads of lava that takes "priority" over diamond in the map gen. I would say level 12 (on f3) since it's 1 block above the lava layer. Branch mining is the best way to mine it. I do a gap of 2 between my branches.