I've had 8 diamonds once, and I found 7 on two other occasions.
Normally they're in blocks of 2 or 3. The time I found 8 was a little less exciting by the fact I'd been blown up by a creeper not 5 minutes before - I spent 5 of them making a new sword and pick. :sad.gif:
I'm sure I've found 8 several times, but at least one time I can recall, because I was mining around some lava. It would be interesting to find more than that, since that would have to be two intersecting veins.
to summarize: diamonds are limited to 2 - 7 per chunk. there may be none, there may be 7. if there are ANY, there will be at least 2.
if you find a "vein" larger 7, it means the diamonds were lined up on the edges of two bordering chunks. in theory, you could find up to 4 veins clustered around the inner corners of a square of four adjacent chunks. that would result in a maximum of 28 diamonds possible.
Not true, I saw one with only 1,
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