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#1

brendanan
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:37 AM

Ok, i'm just wanting to know if anyone knows the biggest sizes ores can spawn in.

I've been mining again recently, and i've found some pretty big veins of ores. I just found 8 diamonds. I've also found 7 Gold, A stack of coal (although that'd probably be multiple veins joined together)

So i'm wondering how close to the limit of the ore vein size i'm getting. Is it really as big as i think it is...

NOTE: I'm NOT trying to create a thread for someone to brag "I found 18 diamonds once!!!" I just want some information
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:39 AM

:D spawn in 1-4 i think...
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:40 AM

andrew52525 said:

:Notch: spawn in 1-4 i think...

No... i know they're bigger than that. I've got a feeling they're 1-8. cause i just found 8. a 2x2 square
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#4

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:42 AM

nvm, 1-8
gold is 2-6
coal is .... um.... a lot?
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:44 AM

andrew52525 said:

nvm, 1-8
gold is 2-6
coal is .... um.... a lot?

yeh... never actually counted coal.
also pumpkin patches. how big can they spawn.
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#6

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:45 AM

pumpkins are 1-20
minecraft wiki is awesome  :P
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#7

TheBillsta

Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:46 AM

I was teaching my friend to branch mine and withing 5 minutes he found a vein of 12 diamonds. I think it was 2 veins hooked together though

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brendanan
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:48 AM

im just not sure how accurate it is... did u get the gold info from the wiki? cause i've found 7, which is bigger than the 6 you said. The pumkins sound right though.

Edit: ninja'd
i've heard that you can get double sized if it's on the border of a chunk.. not sure though
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:49 AM

Diamond & Redstone - 8 vein
Iron & Gold - 12 vein
Coal - 32 vein
Dirt & Gravel - 256 vein

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#10

andrew52525

Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:49 AM

wikipedia article:

Gold ore is commonly found by stone blocks deep underground, generally in a vein of 2-6 blocks (sometimes up to 10 if two veins so happen to spawn together).
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:52 AM

For some reason, the coal deposits on my world are massive. All are almost a stack at least.
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#12

brendanan
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:56 AM

andrew52525 said:

wikipedia article:

Gold ore is commonly found by stone blocks deep underground, generally in a vein of 2-6 blocks (sometimes up to 10 if two veins so happen to spawn together).
Ok, that explains that.

Darvince said:

Diamond & Redstone - 8 vein
Iron & Gold - 12 vein
Coal - 32 vein
Dirt & Gravel - 256 vein
You mean dirt actually counts as a vein of ores when spawning???
And i'd have no idea about redstone... I hate mining it.
Iron sounds about right. i don't remember mining any more than that.

Well, thanks for your help guys :P
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:58 AM

ammon97 said:

For some reason, the coal deposits on my world are massive. All are almost a stack at least.
Sometimes i just get sick of coal... so much of it. I hate myself for making the rule never leave anything behind except for redstone (and i must take that if i mine it)

The large amounts are most likely from veins joining
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 02:09 AM

brendanan said:

andrew52525 said:

:) spawn in 1-4 i think...

No... i know they're bigger than that. I've got a feeling they're 1-8. cause i just found 8. a 2x2 square

People are probably going to call bullshit on me, but whatever. I found a 9 the other day.

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My god.

You lowered my expectations by a ridiculous degree, and then depth-charged the SHIT out of them.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 02:10 AM

Zog the Stout said:

People are probably going to call bullshit on me, but whatever. I found a 9 the other day.

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I don't see why it wouldn't be possible for veins to hook up and appear to be one if they're on the border of chunks.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 02:13 AM

Nbord said:

Zog the Stout said:

People are probably going to call bullshit on me, but whatever. I found a 9 the other day.

Zog

I don't see why it wouldn't be possible for veins to hook up and appear to be one if they're on the border of chunks.
so that'd mean, theoretically, you could have 32 diamonds if it were in the corner of 4 chunks... i know, VERY unlikely, but there is a minute chance
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#17

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 02:18 AM

32 diamonds would be nice.  :SSSS:  :SSSS:  :)
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 02:25 AM

andrew52525 said:

32 diamonds would be nice.  :P  :SSSS:  :Diamond:
Normally i don't need them, but i'm making my chests neat, so one is full of armour. 5 leather and one diamond. I've got most of the leather, but i need to find some more diamonds, since most go to tools.
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