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Diamonds NOOOOO
« on: March 23, 2012, 03:12:23 AM »
I finally found diamond then promptly died in lava. FUUUUUUCK :fail:

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Re: Diamonds NOOOOO
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 03:51:33 AM »
That's the worst.

Once you get a good organized mine set up, the diamonds will start flowing like water. I promise.

I use a few different variations on branch mining. I get more elaborate if I know I'm going to be somewhere for a while. The key is to be organized and methodical. You'll end up digging through a lot of rock, but it's worth it. (And I need metric shit tons of rock for the road anyway.) The wiki has more information and methods than you could ever need:

http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tutorials/Mining_Techniques

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Re: Diamonds NOOOOO
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 08:10:15 PM »
I believe my mining method reveals the most amount of rock faces with the least amount of effort.  Superman might have something to say about that, though.
LOL @ Pam... if I had $20 for every time someone used that word with me... well....

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Re: Diamonds NOOOOO
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 11:54:40 PM »
(And I need metric shit tons of rock for the road anyway.)
I got tons at the Castle.

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Re: Diamonds NOOOOO
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 05:36:43 AM »
I'm trying new methods all the time. I'm not married to any method.

When I was building the amusement park, I needed tons of ores and stone, so I didn't need anything that was especially efficient as far as ore to stone ratio. However, I did need something that allowed me to continuously mine without having to return to the surface constantly. The initial set up got pretty elaborate, but it was worth it in the end.

I have a pretty simple stair case with shafts leading off at the bottom few levels that I've been using at temporary bases. It's fast to construct, but wouldn't be difficult to expand into something more industrious if I decided to set up permanent settlement.

I personally like the set up near spawn right now. The floor level got tight so the mine carts act wonky when they collide. It overlaps all the existing mining, so there's a lot of reworking tunnels to do. Also, the gold on booster tracks cost a fortune. Other than all of those things, I think it looks really cool. ...until they reworked underground lighting and now you can't see any of it. ... I need to figure out if I actually like the mine near spawn.