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#1

TheEpicGamer520

Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

Hey guys, I was just wondering what level diamonds are most commonly found and spawn. I'm

having trouble finding them.

Thanks  :)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

View PostTheEpicGamer520, on 17 February 2012 - 05:09 PM, said:

Hey guys, I was just wondering what level diamonds are most commonly found and spawn.

Thanks  :)
between 0 and 16.

#3

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:10 PM

I think they spawn 1-12. I make my mines on those layers and I get a lot of diamonds.

#4

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

I get a lot from levels 2-16.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

I believe since 1.8 they spawn around lvl 10 the most. More stats here on the wiki: http://www.minecraft...t/wiki/Altitude
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:13 PM

they spawn the most at layers 10-12
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

I think they spawn from lvl 1-13, and I'm pretty sure you have the best chance of finding diamond at around lvl 10/11. Go branch mining at that level, and you should find something.
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#8

Thealmightyjim

Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

it is most coomon in level 10 [10 on F3 on y chart] got 64 diamonds in about half an hour

#9

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:30 AM

go to:
y = 12

that's where the most diamonds spawn
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:32 AM

It depends on your seed for the best y: # that diamonds spawn at, and you wont know unless you "cheat". Diamonds generate at y: 0-16. Use F3 and start a branch mine at y: 12.

Why Y: 12? If you bring a water bucket, you wont have to deal with lava flowing into your mines. Lava pool generate at y: 12, so they will be on your mines floor, just use a water bucket on the block next to lava. Plus you spend less time dealing with lava, and more time mining.

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#11

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:51 PM

agreed, i would say 12-13 is the best, because the lava doesn't get in your way as being at lvl 6, where u break a block and lava spills onto you
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

Diamonds spawn anywhere between lvl 1-16 But are most commen on 12
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#13

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:09 PM

Diamonds spawn on levels 1-16 but remember that bedrock starts on 6.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:13 PM

They spawn randomly anywhere between Layers 0-16. There is no true "Sweet spot" for diamonds. Most players mine at y=13.6, because you're above lava, but can still encounter diamonds just as frequently as when you would mine lower.
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#15

dbomb1123

Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:40 AM

thanks for the advice guys I got a whole stack of diamonds in 30 mins

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:24 AM

View Post1nsaint, on 17 February 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:

I believe since 1.8 they spawn around lvl 10 the most. More stats here on the wiki: http://www.minecraft...t/wiki/Altitude

The curve is flat at just over 100,000 blocks, between 5 and 12.

Diamond doesn't spawn at a rate of greater than one node per chunk.  I used to look at old maps with Cartograph G for diamonds, and from memory it is usually once every 2-3 chunks or so.  Diamond is said to usually spawn near lava, but my experience suggests that lava's proximity is coincidental.

Recommended feet position is 8-10y, but the closer you are to 5 at feet pos, the better, since you can see more.  The lava layer is generally 11y, but contrary to traditional opinion, mining below the lava level really isn't that dangerous, as long as you've got headphones on and are paying attention.  Lava makes that much noise these days that you'll know you're close to it long before you actually see it.

Systematic clearing of chunks is also recommended, (use Rei's minimap to discover chunk boundaries, or you can find them at x or z co-ords which are evenly divisible by 16) which you can do efficiently using the One Chunk Branch Mine method that I normally use, and wrote about at that link.  That method is efficient because it allows every block in a chunk at that elevation to be seen, while only mining out 45% of the chunk's total blocks.  The reason why systematic chunk clearing is necessary, is because diamond nodes only spawn every 2-3 chunks, as mentioned.

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#17

LittleMesan

Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:26 AM

Level 12

#18

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:27 AM

View PostThealmightyjim, on 26 May 2012 - 10:25 AM, said:

it is most coomon in level 10 [10 on F3 on y chart] got 64 diamonds in about half an hour
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

I usually mine at level 12 and get a lot of diamonds.