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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

So I was just wondering, how do you find diamond? I'm looking for an extremely effective way to obtain this rare mineral. Even though its not actually that rare, I still would like some other peoples insight on this. Personally, on the PC version I don't get very much, but on the new Xbox 360 Edition, I have lots! When i say lots I mean i have 60 in my "Valuables" chest. I have also made 2 diamond swords (one for my buddy) for a grand total of 64! That's the most i have ever found in one single world across both platforms!. My technique, raid any cave i come across at layer 10-12 (whichever is even with lava level) and to also branch mine, spacing each branch 2 blocks apart. To me this seems to be very efficient as i have found an amazing amount of diamonds that are just lost in between smooth stone blocks. So tell me, how do you find diamonds?Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:28 AM

I just look around caves, I'm fairly bad at finding diamonds. Only have 6 in total on my world :D I will keep an eye on this thread I would like to some diamond finding methods aswell.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

Strip mining like a baus.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:15 PM

Look for Ravines or deep caves. 9/10 I will find at least 5 diamonds!

Or if you're a fag use a X ray Mod.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

i 1x1 dig down till i get to 12.6 , than i do 1x2 strip tunnels like blawk.



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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

Just strip mine at Y 12.



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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:58 PM

I branch mine lol

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:04 PM

Well, actually, I branch/strip mine. Combo ftw.



Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:06 PM

Just keep trying, you'll eventually find them if you search caves or mine at level 1-16
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:11 PM

I have Mo' Explosives installed, so I use Nuclear Bombs.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

View Postfireball207, on 12 May 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

I have Mo' Explosives installed, so I use Nuclear Bombs.

Lol'd, somehow sounds so wrong.

As for me I use tree-branch mining, which in my way is a really quick way to stumble on lots of ore, or a nice ravine of sorts.
There are some tutorials on youtube if youre interested so it isn't hard to learn it.


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

Branch mining, but I always prefer exploring caves and ravines


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

Do this and then at the middle of the cave you make make a 10x10 room for chests and furnaces at depth y:6-y:13 then make a cave on the side 2x2 then every two block you mine indent the wall 1x1 so you can mine straight out I suggest mining around lava because diamonds form around lava.


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:26 PM

Hm, I don't stripmine or branch mine. I always find a lot of diamonds when I'm totally not searching for them :D

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:26 PM

Hmm, well thanks for the replies! Personally i think branch/tree mining is the best way, however on my world I have found 30 from cave mining and 34 from branch/tree.