Master Miner: The Ultimate Stone Mining Manual

  • 3
  • 1
  • 4
avatar The Wandmaker
Level 18 : Journeyman Miner
4
Master Miner: The Ultimate Stone Mining Manual


The Preface: Breaking Stone at Eye Level and Overhead

Hello. This is The Wandmaker. Here is my stone mining guide.

The aim is to mine as much stone as possible. However, the method used entirely depends on your needs and circumstances. I will be showing you three stone mining methods, which seem to me to be some of the best ways of going about mining vast amounts of stone.

Contents
1. The Petra Method
2. The Stair Method
3. The Platform Method


1. The Petra Method

This is the method the Nabataeans used to build the rock-cut city, Petra.





As you can see in screenshot above, you start at ground level (bedrock in the image), then you build a staircase directly into the stone leading to the top, across the entire width of the rock, you then slowly build down, with each step acting as a platform, when you have completed the top layer, you mine away the step you are standing on, bringing you down to the next layer, you do this until you reach the bottom. This is how you go about building from top to bottom (but not in all cases).

2. The Stair Method

With this method, you create a single staircase leading to the top, then you mine away each layer, from top to bottom. This is a great Minecraftian way to mine large amounts of stone starting from the top.





3. The Platform Method

As the title suggests, with this method you create platforms from ground level leading all the way up to the top. Each platform is to be one block less than the highest point you can mine from the ground level, this being six, meaning, if you stand on any given block and mine directly up, you can mine seven blocks before you no longer have a reach. We want to mine one under this so we can come in and mine the platform afterward.


Note that each platform wall is pushed in one, creating a tiering structure. This way each platform overhangs the one under it, meaning, you can safely jump down each platform to quickly get to the bottom, you also only have a one block overhang to mine away.




Again, all three are very useful, it rather depends on what you need.

Thank You. :)
- Wandmaker
Tags

1
02/20/2017 2:05 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Mountaineer
DUCATISLO
thanks man your're doing great also wana become a bulder on my friends server?
1
02/20/2017 2:14 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Miner
The Wandmaker
Welcome and maybe, what kind of builder, what kind of server? :)
1
02/20/2017 5:49 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Mountaineer
DUCATISLO
  1. We have a premium gothic 2 server and we are polishing landscapes and if you want to be recruted invite me on Skype my name in matevž špolad (copy that) then we will give you a dev code to enter also have you ever played gothic 1.2.3 or 4???
1
02/20/2017 6:42 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Miner
The Wandmaker
No, I have never played gothic anything, so, I may not be of any help to you. (?)
Planet Minecraft Logo

Website

© 2010 - 2020
www.planetminecraft.com

Welcome