so far i can't find coal. made a tree farm to make charcoal. so far my ladder as at old level 40. don't know what the new level is at but f3 still shows 40.
found coal finally. down at level 12 and started mining. adequate iron. might be enough for iron picks to mine with. enough to make a bucket and a sheild for those pesky skeletons. found gold also. i like the new way of ores. i can combine deepslate gold with regular gold in the furnace.
i did find copper. i would like to have the game have a recipe for buckets from copper. i need a bucket to help with farming.
my result from mining a 16 block square from level 12 to level -6 where i finally found 37 redstone. gold - 31, iron - 45, lapis - 137, and copper - 56. some of the copper might have come from digging the shaft down to 12.
when i am mining the block i dig 1 block shafts away from the block frequently. i did find some gold and iron doing that, i am already at that spot so it is not a lot of time to dig a 5 block shaft away from my square.
i wanted to see how the beta on the xbox did. here are the results from mining a 16 block square from level 12 to level 0.
it was fun using a diamond pick instead of a stone pick. speeds up the game a lot. i will be glad when bed rock and jave are combined and i can use my controller on java. it is so much easier and i can use a boat.
i liked finding coal in the bedrock version. however deepslate coal is hard to spot if you are not digging it already. i could mistake it for regular deepslate.