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How do you mine diamonds?

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created 12/29/2011 3:42 am by CityofAthos
last reply 12/29/2011 6:33 am
once you find one dig around it, because a lot of the times you'll dig one below you and there will be lava. -12 is hella swamped with lava. Once you've dug around it. Stand below it and let it fall right into your pocket.
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CityofAthos
Level 51 : Grandmaster Architect
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12/29/2011 6:33 am
Level 43 : Master Herobrine
Conor3D
I tunnel but the first time I found diamonds I mined 1 with a stone pickaxe -_-
12/29/2011 6:29 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Explorer
ThunderFang
It always works with me.I find atleast 15 diamonds every IRL day
12/29/2011 5:34 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Explorer
ThunderFang
I dig a hole strait down.Yep.I broke a rule of minecraft.
12/29/2011 5:38 am
Level 41 : Master Fox
Fokkusu
12/29/2011 5:44 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Explorer
ThunderFang
XD,wow what happened afterwoods?
12/29/2011 5:47 am
Level 41 : Master Fox
Fokkusu
Fell into a cave, made a mine. That is also how I amused myself and made the game more challanging before 1.8, after 1.8 i didn't play. xD
12/29/2011 5:31 am
Level 32 : Artisan Pony
RedishTiger
I usually diggy diggy hole
l----------------------------l
l l
l l
l l
l l
l l
l----------------------------l
Like that all the way down to bedrock.
I find lots of stuff doing that and its fasionable :3
12/29/2011 4:42 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Cake
huffpuff1337
I find diamonds (In any way shown above)
Then I bucket some lava
Mine the diamonds.
Place the lava.
And burn the diamonds.
Bcuz I hate diamondz
12/29/2011 4:35 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Toast
ApocalypticRice1
I'm a cave dweller so I mostly just find them naturally.
12/29/2011 3:56 am
Level 37 : Artisan Goblin
Dajj
TooManyItems. Done.


Jk, the way i usually get diamonds is when i come across an abandoned mineshaft, I do a bit of exploring. If it's low enough, i usually find find a diamond or two around every few corners. And as CityofAthos said, i dig around it to ensure that there aren't any around the corners, and that there isn't any lava to melt my precious loot.
12/29/2011 3:54 am
Level 41 : Master Electrician
Mystic58
1. Dig to Y: 12 (Coords), using a stairway or another way (A safe way).
2. Dig a nice little room 12x12 for example (Number divisible by 4 looks best).
3. Start from a wall and go to one side and dig forward for however far you want.
4. Go back and move over 3 and start a new mine forward (Repeat until diamond find).
5. When you find diamond, dig around and collect with an iron+ pickaxe.

(If you find a cave, explore it, they usually will have some diamonds or other good ores.)
(If you find lava, you are usually safe because lava is often on layer 11 while you are on layer 12 lava won't flow on you, but still be careful. Digging around lava is a good way to find ores, but it's risky aswell).
12/29/2011 3:47 am
Level 24 : Expert Architect
deatheos222
I dig a stair way down 5 above bedrock then just mine strait until my pic breaks then i go mine another one then keep mining and i usually find diamonds oddly how rare they are supposed to be.
12/29/2011 3:46 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Architect
TheLegitPenguin
I normally just find a good hole, and go down to the lower levels, and mine in the hardest places to get to (alot of times next to a lava pool), almost always works, and once i got 15 diamonds next to one lava pool!
12/29/2011 3:46 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Crafter
SmokeGunner
I just send slaves off to do it for me.
12/29/2011 3:46 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Dragon
PandaSlayer1337
i go down to lvl 12 then i mine 3 by 3 branches
12/29/2011 3:44 am
Level 21 : Expert Explorer
Luthery
X-ray, Nah joke. I do branch mining. I do a 4x4 hole into the ground and than start to branch mine. I also dig 20x20 holes sometimes. So be careful to have me on the servers xP

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