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How to find Diamonds & other ores in Minecraft

Although at first glance Minecraft looks like it would be a simple game, the truth is it can actually be quite complicated to master. One of the first things you will want to do is master how to find Diamonds and other ores in Minecraft, that way you can get building quicker!

How to find Coal in Minecraft

Coal is used to make torches and as a fuel, which makes it one of the first things you want to find so that you can make sure you keep your base lit up at night and get smelting ores.

Coal is one of the games most common ores, so it wont take you long to build up stockpiles of coal in Minecraft.

  • Depth: Between 5 and 128 blocks
  • Tool: Wooden pickaxe or better
  • Where: Every biome
  • Condensable: Yes

How to find Iron in Minecraft

Iron is used to make loads of items, weapons, armor and more, making it a very valuable resource, espcially when starting out in the game.

Make sure to try and find iron fairly quickly into a new game and upgrade your tools to iron as well as making iron armor.

  • Depth: Between 5 and 64 blocks
  • Tool: Stone pickaxe or better
  • Where: Every biome
  • Condensable: Yes

How to find Gold in Minecraft

Gold is a more rare and valuable ore in Minecraft and as such can be a bit harder to find.

Although you can make weapons and armor with gold, they are not as durable as iron so it’s not recommended.

  • Depth: Between 5 and 29 blocks
  • Tool: Iron pickaxe or better
  • Where: Every biome
  • Condensable: Yes

How to find Redstone in Minecraft

Think of Redstone as a Minecrafts version of electrical wires, it is used in many machines and contraptions which may be difficult for new players who are just starting out in the game.

  • Depth: Between 5 and 15 blocks
  • Tool: Iron pickaxe or better
  • Where: Every biome
  • Condensable: No

How to find Lapis Lazuli in Minecraft

Lapis Lazuli has very limited uses as far as ores and resources go in Minecraft and doesn’t have much use for players just starting out in the game.

Because Lapis Lazuli breaks into multiple pieces when mined, it’s actually common to find that your inventory has been filled up by it when mining.

  • Depth: Between 14 and 23 blocks
  • Tool: Stone pickaxe or better
  • Where: Every biome
  • Condensable: No

How to find Diamond in Minecraft

Diamond is the crown jewel of ores in Minecraft, with them spawning much more infrequently than most other ores, with emeralds being the only exception.

Diamonds can be used to create some of the most powerful tools and armor in the game as well as other items that will greatly improve your game.

It’s very common for diamonds to only spawn with around 3 or 4 diamonds per vein, with each of the blocks only dropping one diamond per block, so make sure to use it wisely.

  • Depth: Between 5 and 12 blocks
  • Tool: Iron pickaxe or better
  • Where: Every biome
  • Condensable: Yes

How to find Emerald in Minecraft

Emeralds are the rarest ore in the game, but they have less value in the game than diamonds based on their usage, which is for trading with villagers.

They only spawn in veins of one, making them even harder to find than diamonds.

  • Depth: Between 5 and 29 blocks
  • Tool: Iron pickaxe or better
  • Where: Every biome especially mountain biomes
  • Condensable: Yes

How to find Quartz in Minecraft

Quartz can be used in many building recipes and is an incredibly common end game resource that can be found in the nether.

You will need a diamond to get in to the nether, once there you will see that there is Quartz everywhere.

  • Depth: Between 15 and 120 blocks
  • Tool: Wooden pickaxe or better
  • Where: The Nether
  • Condensable: No

Summary

Before you find diamonds in Minecraft, it’s very important to look for some of the other resources first and make sure you have everything you need to venture and find diamonds.

There are tons of mods for Minecraft which will all also have other ores and resources that you can mine, depending on which mod you play will depend on the number of new resources to find.

Packs such as Feed the Beast (FTB) have tons of new ores and resources to find, which can take some time to master. If you are new to the game I highly recommend that you play un-modded Minecraft first.

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