Place and mine it again and again... Need alot of Flints for my bow.
SKELLYxp/arrow/bone farm works far far better and faster, JS.
ONtopic, I know how you feel, I hate finding any when im mining, I tend to find huge deposits of it and it just goes on and on and on, therein is why I now use the shortcut(//removednear 13 10) through SPC's, wherein it removes all gravel in a ten block radius of the player, works wonders if you aren't standing on any. I do the same with lava, so it undoubtedly is the most worthless item in the game for me. P:
One time I was so grateful for gravel. I got shot off a ledge into a deep dark ravine, and battled my way through the zombies to the part that was open to sky. I placed a torch and put gravel on top. Then I noob-towered my way up, 40 gravels to the sweet light of day.
Later, when I tamed that ravine and lit it up, I broke the first piece of gravel, and the rest came down on the torch and popped right into my inventory.
Gravel was useful to me but so hideous looking until I started playing in Sphax recently. I love the way Sphax depicts it, and my eyes can rest easy as I dump it into lava oceans, retrieve flint for arrows, expand NPC villages or my own and so on, :).