I bumped into this by falling in a hole in the ground.
when I looked up and looked around, I was fighting for my life.
Spiders every where....
I was in a spider hive. It goes 12 levels from bedrock on up.
Its a seriously huge maze, you will get lost really fast.
I have tons of pics. - This is cool :smile.gif:
By the way, I found 52 diamonds in here.
After 2 weeks of non finding any diamonds,
I fall in here and got 52 of them.
I also found a crap ton of Uranium Ore and Gold and other stuff.
Found 2 chests, but they only had 2 pieces of bread and 1 ingot of iron.
(Cheaps-cake) risked my life for 2 pieces of bread and 1 iron ingot.
Damn you minecraft...lol
Mine shafts are a lot of fun and great for resources! Ive taken a friend's method for exploring them and modified it a bit to taste. I recommend it for maximum profit and minimum effort.
My abandoned mineshaft exploring kit and method:
At least 40 torches
At least 20 food
A stack of cobble
Bow and arrows
I explore from right to left, down then up. When I fully explore a branch and harvest everything I block it off with cobble. Torches go on the right hand side going deeper. Axe is for wood planks on the 'supports' and shears are for any cobwebs. Wherever you enter the mineshaft system I recommend building a small forward operating base with a door, crafting bench, chest and furnace. Bed optional.
By the time you have used up your first pick, axe, shears, sword, etc... if you don't have enough iron, coal and wood to make 3 of each you are either unlucky or doing it wrong. They are also a great source for cheap and easy mine cart track.
Also, I can't help but wonder at your phrase 'Cheaps-cake'. From context I think you meant the Americanism 'cheap-skate' meaning miserly or stingy. The term 'skate' is a mid 1800's american slang term for a lame horse.
My problem is that the mineshaft I found is in the middle of a ravine or something and so stuff's everywhere and the spidey spawns are in the middle of the huge gash. And I hear plooshing sounds on the bottom, but there's no water there.... I'm scared...