What level is iron most plentiful on?
Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:59 AM
Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:04 PM
In Indev, Alpha and Beta, iron ore can be smelted in a furnace to make an iron ingot; iron ingots are used to make all the medium quality tools, armor, and Flint and Steel.
In Beta, iron ore requires a stone, iron, or diamond pickaxe to successfully extract.
Iron ore is often used in traps as it can be mined and replaced in it's raw form.
A list of craftable items can be found here.
Iron ore can also be found on the surface, but very rarely.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:15 PM
I just finished my new branch mine, and the last hour I collected 23 diamonds, 8 stacks of coal, 4 stacks of iron, almost a stack of gold, and some other stuff like lapis/redstone (I don't mine too much of that unless it gets in the way of my branches) etc.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:27 PM
Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:31 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:36 AM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:13 PM
Also check out deep caves. You can usually just find it on the walls.
I think the most common method of branch mining is to build a looong tunnel, then every third block along its length on both sides, build a tunnel branching off.
  
  
  
Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:58 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:02 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:06 PM
As well, I'm convinced you hit more ore nodes tunneling diagonally than you would making a straight tunnel. That's just anecdotal though.