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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

I've been looking for diamonds by strip mining.  Although it's very boring to do, It has a much better profit.  Does anyone know the best level to find them at?
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

according to minecraft wiki, level 10 is the level diamonds are most commonly found.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

12 is the best IMO
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

I agree, 12 is best. You don't run into lava at your head that way.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

I usually branch mine around level 10 to 14.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

I agree with the people above me, 12 and 13 are the best ones imo.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

I do 11, you have 10 below you, and 12 above you while mining



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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:45 PM


When you dig in a straight line, you're exposing 4 layers - your feet/eyes where you're digging and also below your feet and your head. Diamonds are mostly found at layers 5-12 and a sharp decline in appearance begins at layer 13. Therefore, if you want to be efficient then exposing layer 13 isn't worth it.

The 2 best locations to dig are 7 or 11 (eye level). Either of these expose 4 blocks around you that have very high chances of containing diamonds.

Just watch out for lava.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

level 12 and 11



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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:55 PM

May I recommend the use of the fortune enchantment to double/triple your yield.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:38 PM

Also keep water, I never took People's advice because I'm not silly enough to die
From lava but so you can turn lava caves into obsidian and cover much more ground if you find a cave.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

13 is the best


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:18 PM

There are several levels that will yield the same average number of diamonds; level 10 is one of these. However, level 10 also has the most redstone, and even if you don't use redstone, the experience it's worth makes level 10 the best level to mine on in my opinion. To counter the lava pools you might run into, use water and blocks to turn it to obsidian, and try to get a diamond pickaxe with a high level of efficiency.  Efficiency IV will go through it fairly fast.

I also recommend either using silk touch on diamonds and redstone in order to store the ores, then be able to mine them with Fortune III later on when you need the items/experience.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:22 PM

9 since diamonds usually only occur in 2x2x2 veins and they start at 7, youll have the perfect amount under you, then you have a fairly good chance of them spawning above you or at your sides


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:23 PM

I tend to find the most diamonds at level 6-9.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:24 PM

View Postmrmolester, on 25 August 2012 - 11:23 PM, said:

I tend to find the most diamonds at level 6-9.
Diamond rates start to decrease at 6 :/


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

I usually go for level 12 because u dont bump into lava
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