Quote from Kionashi
Hi, this is a pretty simple idea to avoid mindless strip mining and boring grinding for diamonds we often see on SMP.....
the idea is this... adding a new condition to spawn a diamond ore block in the world generation,
1.-It must be next to a air block, water block, lava block or another diamond ore block
2.-Increasing the spawn rate of diamonds (because they will be a lot more rare)
what i wanna achieve?
its simple...with this feature if people wanna get diamonds they will have to go cave hunting instead of exploiting game mechanics like strip minning to get tons of diamonds in a few minutes
You do realize that strip mining is done in real life. While natural caverns can be mined, most mines are man made tunnels that simply strip away the earth.
Unless the world was created by Herobrine, this is in no way a natural cavern...