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How to Make the Most Out of Mining on CC Survival!

Postby SUPERSLAYER44 » 18 Feb 2013, 18:11

Hey Guys, SuperSlayer here! (MooMooCowJew)

I want to teach you some tips that might be able to make your mining better.

Essential Things to Take:
- at least 2 stacks of torches
- food
- Pickaxe (Preferably Diamond, Fortune III)
- at least a stack of cobble or dirt for crossing lava and stuff
- a stack of wood for workbenches and sticks
- sword for killing mobs

Additional things, not essential:
- Armor, preferably iron or better (also smart for it to be fire protection)
- Fire Resistance pots, helpful when mining around lava
- Shovel

The first list consists of things you MUST have. If you do not bring any of those or bring a limited supply, it could either result in death or very poor mining. The second list consists of things that are not essential, yet are very useful if you have plenty of supplies.

Protecting Your Items:

If you are Tier 1 or above, store your good things in your /v c. If you find some good stuff, for example you mine some diamonds, before you even take one step, immediately put them in your virtual chest. The absolute most annoying thing about mining is filling your inventory with good stuff and dying. In addtion, if you have a really good pickaxe, keep it in your /v c until it is needed. What I do is I use a low-level enchanted pickaxe when Im just mining through cobble and stuff, and when I find diamonds I take a fortune III pick out of my /v c.

If you are member rank or lower, and therefor do not have /v c, then be very careful of your items. Be cautious of how many things are in your inventory. When you get to the point where you have lots of good stuff, you have to go back and unload your items.

Maximizing Your Ores:

If you have a Fortune III pick, it could make your mining so much more plentiful. With a normal pickaxe, a vein of 5 diamond ore would result in 5 diamonds. With a fortune III pick, that could be as much as 20 diamonds (but most likely to be 8-15 diamonds).

Mining Ores Safely:

When you randomly find diamonds or redstone, do not just randomly break them. Both are found very commonly around lava, and it would suck to either fall into lava or have the items fall into lava. Break the blocks all around them. Make a one block space around the vein in eery direction before breaking the ore to ensure that there is no lava in the area. It takes a little longer, but it is worth it.

Spawners:

If you come across a mob spawner NEVER BREAK IT. Selling the coords or a tp to a mob spawner could be good money. Most of you know this, but for those who dont, mob spawners can be turned into Xp Grinders. Put torches around the spawner and see if anyone wants to buy it (unless you want to turn it into an xp grinder).

Ore Information:

Lastly, heres some info I have learned about different ores in my time. I would source the info but I have learned this stuff from various sources over time :P

DIAMONDS:
- found in veins up to 10 blocks
- commonly found around lava
- second rarest ore in minecraft
- releases more xp than any other ore per block broken
- used for armor, tools, enchantment tables and more

EMERALD:
- rarest ore in minecraft
- does not form in veins
- found only in extreme hill biomes
- used for trading with villagers

IRON:
- broken in ore form
- does not give xp when broken
- releases xp when smelted
- does not have multiple drops with a fortune pickaxe
- used for tools, armor, shears, iron doors and much more

GOLD:
- broken in ore form
- found in veins of up to 9
- does not give xp when broken
- releases xp when smelted
- does not have multiple drops with a fortune pickaxe
- used for tools, armor, golden apples and carrots, and more

COAL:
- most common ore in minecraft
- found in larger veins than any other ore
- releases xp when broken
- used for smelting and in torches

LAPIS LAZULI:
- found in veins from 1-6
- release xp when broken
- release 3-9 lapis lazuli per ore broken
- used for blue dyes

REDSTONE:
- commonly found near lava
- release 3-9 redstone per ore broken
- release xp when broken
- used for redstone mechanics and in redstone torches, redstone repeaters, and more

I hope this helped, if you ever have any more questions feel free to ask!!!

- SuperSlayer44
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Re: How to Make the Most Out of Mining on CC Survival!

Postby Cygnus44 » 21 Feb 2013, 19:09

Nice tutorial SUPER! :D
Just to add, once you smelt the Iron and Gold ores, you do get XP.
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Re: How to Make the Most Out of Mining on CC Survival!

Postby SUPERSLAYER44 » 21 Feb 2013, 20:57

ah indeed :D

I forgot thank you :D
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Re: How to Make the Most Out of Mining on CC Survival!

Postby Ehlekar » 21 Feb 2013, 21:00

Cygnus44 wrote:Nice tutorial SUPER! :D
Just to add, once you smelt the Iron and Gold ores, you do get XP.

Anything cooked in a furnace gives you XP... :roll:
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