Mining Techniques

Mining Techniques


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Minecraft is great for mining, duh, so what's everyone's favorite way of mining?
I personally like branch mining, it has it's drawbacks but otherwise it's pretty good.
 

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I do the two-high, separated by two branch mining, unless I'm looking for lots of cobblestone, in which case stripmining is appropriate.
 

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So far from the branch mining I've done I've come across so many mines as well where I've started to spelunk and get lost.
 

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Branch mining will inevitably lead to spelunking. I seem to find a lot of ores in the caverns, not while actually mining.
 

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time and time again i find myself stripmining an area :p
 

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If I'm gathering a particular resource like stone or sand I'll attempt to stripmine, but I have a short attention span on Minecraft and will be distracted by shiny objects.
 

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If I'm gathering a particular resource like stone or sand I'll attempt to stripmine, but I have a short attention span on Minecraft and will be distracted by shiny objects.

so you are luclin from mcwb? or just like him :D
 

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Normally I do spelunking, but now that I am admin on my own server, I tend to spawn mining (where I use the console to just give me crap)
 

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I'm not sure, I can't really tell from the description. A branch mine in Minecraft is digging evenly spaced tunnels off of a main hallway.
 

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I tend to wander around in massive cave systems and generally get very lost no matter what sort of guidance system I employ, lol. Lately I've taken to making signs with "THIS WAY, YOU MORON" written on them... :lol: The good thing is, by then, I usually have enough iron and redstone to make a compass so I can tunnel my way back to spawn. Derp.
 
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