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Minecraft For Dummies by Jesse Stay

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Chapter 6

Mastering Mines

In This Chapter

arrow Beginning a cave mine

arrow Starting a branch mine

arrow Mastering a staircase mine

arrow Creating a quarry mine

Building out your Minecraft empire requires that you explore and find all the necessary ingredients, ores, supplies, and food necessary to be able to do everything you possibly want. One of the basic parts of exploring Minecraft is to build your own mines and extract all the necessary ores you need to build things in the game. The more advanced your mine, the more advanced your game will become. When you want something more strategic than simply crafting blocks and items, look to this chapter to find the basic techniques for mining ores.

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.

These mining tips aren’t strict guidelines. ...

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