Mastering Mines and Farms
In This Chapter
Taking a look at different types of mining
Starting a farm
Collecting various crops
When you want something more strategic than simply crafting blocks and items, this chapter shows you some basic techniques for mining ores and farming various natural items.
Mining is an incredibly useful practice that gives you a fast (though challenging) means of obtaining strong minerals such as iron, redstone, and diamond. You can mine in a number of ways, as described in this section, so use whichever method suits you best.
Cave mining is challenging yet fruitful. To start, you must find a large cave — perhaps while working on another mine or exploring. If you can find a large cave, you have a useful resource at your disposal.