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Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition by Jacob Cordeiro

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5

Mastering Mines and Farms

In This Chapter

arrow Taking a look at different types of mining

arrow Starting a farm

arrow 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 Efficiently

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.

remember_4c.eps These mining tips aren’t strict guidelines. Try your own methods, too.

Cave mining

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.

remember_4c.eps Caves are generally very dark — and in Minecraft, darkness means monsters! Always be on your guard, carry weapons (and perhaps ...

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