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How to Find Diamonds in Minecraft

Minecraft is known for so many different things. It is a great sandbox game that is known for its unlimited potentials. You can build great structures in creative mode or explore vast worlds in survival mode. No matter what you are doing, there is one item in the game that everyone has heard of. This item is the diamond. Diamonds are a great resource to have in Minecraft. In this tutorial, you will learn how to find diamonds in survival mode.

Required Materials to find Diamonds

- Iron Pickaxe

How to Find Diamonds in Minecraft

In a Nutshell:

To find diamonds, players need to mine its ores. While it may not be as fun as all the other techniques, cave and strip mining is a tried-and-true technique to get diamonds. With a Fortune III pickaxe, it's possible that four diamonds will drop per ore!

Step-by-Step Guide(with Pictures):

Here is the step-by-step pictorial guide you need to follow to Find Diamonds in Minecraft:

To find Diamonds in Minecraft, you first need to craft an iron pickaxe. To get an iron pickaxe, you will need to craft a wooden and stone pickaxe. When you’re crafting any of the pickaxes in Minecraft, you will always need two sticks. To get sticks, you need some wooden plays. It is really easy to get wooden planks. To get wooden planks, all you need to do is punch a tree and get oak wood. You can then turn one piece of oak wood into four wooden planks in your crafting table.

Crafting a wooden plank in Minecraft

Now that you have gotten your wooden planks, you can place them in the crafting table. Make sure to stack them on top of each other like in the pattern below. This will enable you to craft sticks.

Crafting a wooden stick

Once you have your two sticks, you can now move on to getting the pickaxe. The thing to remember about the pickaxes in Minecraft is that you need one pickaxe to get the next because of the type of ore. This will make more sense in the future.

First, you are going to start with your wooden pickaxe. To get a wooden pickaxe, all you need to do is get two sticks and three wooden planks. Take these items to your crafting table and follow the crafting recipe below.

Crafting a wooden pickaxe

The next pickaxe in line is the stone pickaxe. To make a stone pickaxe, you actually have to use a wooden pickaxe. You only need three pieces of cobblestone and to get that, you have to mine three pieces of stone in a cave. Caves are lined with stone so it shouldn’t be difficult at all to get stone. The stone in a cave will be any of the gray blocks that you see below.

Minecraft Cave

Once you have obtained three cobblestones, and of course two sticks, you can head back to your crafting table. Each pickaxe has the same recipe but you just have to switch the crafting material. In this case, instead of wooden planks, you are using cobblestone blocks. You can use the recipe below to craft a stone pickaxe.

Crafting a stone pickaxe

The next pickaxe to craft is the iron pickaxe. You need to go back into your cave and what you are looking for is three blocks of iron ore. Iron ore can only be mined by a stone pickaxe or any pick above a stone pickaxe. Once you have mined your iron ore, you need to smelt it into an iron ingot. To do this, you need to place it in a furnace.

If you need any help on crafting or using a furnace, you can use this link.

Iron smelts in a 1:1 ratio, so one iron ore will output one iron ingot. Once you have your three iron ingots, you need to go back to your crafting table. You can use the same recipe as before, except replacing the cobblestone with the iron ingots. The recipe below is how you would go about crafting an iron pickaxe.

crafting an iron pickaxe

Now that you have your iron pickaxe, all you need to do is go into your mineshaft. Diamonds can be found from anywhere between the y-levels of 5 and 16, but they are commonly found between 5 and 12. Once you have found some diamond ore, you just need to mine it. Without any enchantments, a block of diamond ore will drop one diamond.


Now that you have successfully found diamonds, you can get so much more. Diamonds are one of the best types of tools and armor for you to have in Minecraft. The only thing better is netherite, but you need diamonds for that. Go deep into your mineshaft and get more diamonds so that you can defeat any mob in your path and defend yourself against any mob as well.

Happy Mining!

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