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#1

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

I'm making a mine in a multiplayer server I play on, and I would like to know what levels are best to find;
Coal
Iron
Redstone
Gold
Diamonds
and Lapis

So help me out here because I want to make this mine effective. :Pig:

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:42 PM

Coal is almost found every level.
Iron i dont know
Redstone is very deep down near lava areas.
Gold is just ontop of redstone i think
Diamond can be found in the 12-16 layers of the map
Lapis i do not know.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:43 PM

theres a diagram of this somewhere on minepaedia... I remember diamond is like 10 to 16 levels above bedrock. If I remember correctly iron is right below the coal level which is close to ground level.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:54 PM

Hmm, I guess I'll have to guess the levels then.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:54 PM

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:56 PM

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This isn't entirely true.

I find level 10 the best level to mine everything. Coal can be found in veins of up to about 36 there; iron about 10; gold about 4; and diamonds are apparently the most common there.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:06 PM

TheCommieDuck said:

This isn't entirely true.

I find level 10 the best level to mine everything. Coal can be found in veins of up to about 36 there; iron about 10; gold about 4; and diamonds are apparently the most common there.
That's not how the picture should be read. Ores only show up starting at a certain level, but always show up below those levels. Hence, the iron layer indicates from which point on you can find iron. Above you will find only coal but in the iron layer itself you will find both.

So yes, at the diamond layer you will find all ores. This makes layers 10-16 the best to mine. If you go lower you will run into lava quite often.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:22 PM

Mine near lava areas, you will find evry ore there.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:24 PM

Darquan said:

TheCommieDuck said:

This isn't entirely true.

I find level 10 the best level to mine everything. Coal can be found in veins of up to about 36 there; iron about 10; gold about 4; and diamonds are apparently the most common there.
That's not how the picture should be read. Ores only show up starting at a certain level, but always show up below those levels. Hence, the iron layer indicates from which point on you can find iron. Above you will find only coal but in the iron layer itself you will find both.

So yes, at the diamond layer you will find all ores. This makes layers 10-16 the best to mine. If you go lower you will run into lava quite often.

I won't argue with the idea of levels 10-16 being the best place to look for diamonds, but I have seen diamond veins as high as level 18. Unless the F3 debug coordinates were lying to me...

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:32 PM

I don't know if it's a coincidence but I find lots of iron near undergrond water sources.  :Glass:

#12

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:30 AM

Thx for the thread, i kinda forgot about which levels the ores were :Diamond:

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:38 AM

Daniel_Rogers said:

Coal is almost found every level.
Iron i dont know
Redstone is very deep down near lava areas.
Gold is just ontop of redstone i think
Diamond can be found in the 12-16 layers of the map
Lapis i do not know.

Diamond is false, or, mostly true.

I have found diamond up to levels 24.

This could be some sort of chunk error, but it has happened.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:42 AM

This is a better ore chart than that outdated picture.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:18 PM

There seems to be a lot of confusion in here.

COAL - Found at every layer.
IRON - Layers 64 and below, rarely found up to 68.
GOLD - Layers 32 and below.
REDSTONE - Layers 20 and below, rarely found up to 24.
DIAMOND - See Redstone.
LAPIS LAZULI - See Redstone.
LAVA - Every naturally generated space below layer 10 is lava.

Therefore, mining at layer 12 (see below) is the absolute best. All lava will be directly underneath you, so you can turn it into obsidian easily. As an addition, you get all of the ores when mining here.

:Violet:  []  :SSSS: - Layer 12
:Violet:  []  :Pig: - Layer 11
:Violet:  :Violet:  :Violet: - Layer 10

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:21 PM

hastypickle said:

This is a better ore chart than that outdated picture.

So anywhere from layer 0-20 is coated in minerals.

This chart is great. Thank you for posting this.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:39 PM

svl.dawn said:

There seems to be a lot of confusion in here.

COAL - Found at every layer.
IRON - Layers 64 and below, rarely found up to 68.
GOLD - Layers 32 and below.
REDSTONE - Layers 20 and below, rarely found up to 24.
DIAMOND - See Redstone.
LAPIS LAZULI - See Redstone.
LAVA - Every naturally generated space below layer 10 is lava.

Therefore, mining at layer 12 (see below) is the absolute best. All lava will be directly underneath you, so you can turn it into obsidian easily. As an addition, you get all of the ores when mining here.

:Glass:  []  :P - Layer 12
:|:  []  :( - Layer 11
:D  :Glass:  :|: - Layer 10

I always thought that lava will fill up natural caverns on level 11 and below. Therefor level 12 mining is the winner. but I also always thought that level you are standing on is the level that shows in y coordinates. But is that the level of you feet or your face? I don't know?

I assumed it would be the feet level, but I could be wrong.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:42 PM

Mantere said:

svl.dawn said:

There seems to be a lot of confusion in here.

COAL - Found at every layer.
IRON - Layers 64 and below, rarely found up to 68.
GOLD - Layers 32 and below.
REDSTONE - Layers 20 and below, rarely found up to 24.
DIAMOND - See Redstone.
LAPIS LAZULI - See Redstone.
LAVA - Every naturally generated space below layer 10 is lava.

Therefore, mining at layer 12 (see below) is the absolute best. All lava will be directly underneath you, so you can turn it into obsidian easily. As an addition, you get all of the ores when mining here.

:Glass:  []  :P - Layer 12
:|:  []  :( - Layer 11
:D  :Glass:  :|: - Layer 10

I always thought that lava will fill up natural caverns on level 11 and below. Therefor level 12 mining is the winner. but I also always thought that level you are standing on is the level that shows in y coordinates. But is that the level of you feet or your face? I don't know?

I assumed it would be the feet level, but I could be wrong.

Here's everything you need to know about layer 12

viewtopic.php?f=1020&t=119052
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:44 PM

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:02 PM

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Mantere said:

I always thought that lava will fill up natural caverns on level 11 and below. Therefor level 12 mining is the winner. but I also always thought that level you are standing on is the level that shows in y coordinates. But is that the level of you feet or your face? I don't know?

I assumed it would be the feet level, but I could be wrong.

Here's everything you need to know about layer 12

viewtopic.php?f=1020&t=119052

Well, yeah. That's not what I was asking about, excatly. I know why you should mine at level 12, and I thought I stated that. But perhaps I could have explained myself a little better.

Luckily this thread answered my question:
viewtopic.php?f=1020&t=133378

Assuming this guy is right the y-coordinate is counted from the head level of Steve, not from his feet.

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