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I can't find Lapis Lazuli. I've looked it up on YouTube, but I can't find a good video. Any help?

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Keep mining and you will find it just like anything else. –  John the Green Sep 17 '11 at 17:12
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Diggy diggy hole. If you spent less time looking things up on YouTube and more time mining you'd probably have found it by now. –  fredley Sep 17 '11 at 18:18
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@fredley that's not really true necessarily. If he has an old enough save game, just digging around won't help unless he goes to a new area (and generates new chunks). This is because old versions didn't have lapis lazuli. I've been bitten by this type of issue myself, it's one of the really annoying aspects of minecraft, since in a way it encourages you to NOT explore, otherwise you have to walk forever to find a new chunk when an update comes out (or give up your map and start over). –  TM. Nov 21 '11 at 23:29
    
@TM. - Or build a Nether railroad. –  Shinrai Nov 21 '11 at 23:42
    
@Shinrai that's still a huge hassle... and you have to make new destinations once per update that adds chunk-generation-related features. –  TM. Nov 22 '11 at 0:02

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From the Minecraft Wiki:

Lapis Lazuli ... is usually found at a depth of 32 and below, similar to Gold. The highest concentration of Lapis Lazuli Ore is found between levels 17 and 19. At this level the concentration is about 0.075%.

Maps generated before lapis lazuli was added will have none of this ore unless new terrain is generated.

So go to an area you haven't explored before, and mine down to ~18 blocks above bedrock. That's where you'll find the highest concentration of lapis lazuli (about 0.075%).

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Try to find caves, or find bedrock then go 11 blocks up, then mine around that layer of rock. There might be huge cave systems and ravines. I find tons of Lapis in these systems; I have enough to make tons of Lapis Lazuli blocks.

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I think it is a hard ore to find but when you do you get like 6 so it is easy to make lapis lazuli blocks and duplicate it if you have minecraft pe but if you don't know how look it up on youtube

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Could you enclose a link to such a youtube video or some other guide? Because without it there's no real answer here. Also, if what you offer is exploiting a glitch in the game, it would be better to say that explicitly. –  Oak Feb 5 '13 at 7:08
    
This question isn't about Pocket Edition –  shanodin Aug 9 '13 at 3:41

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