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My friend told me he can mine 26 diamonds in 40 minutes. I think it's kind of impossible after a few hours of calculation. But is there any chance for my friend to do that?

Edit: the Minecraft version is 1.17, and after told him my point, he said he use x-ray glitch. Can it help him find diamonds that fast?

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    This depends entirely on where the diamonds actually generate.
    – pppery
    Feb 9 at 4:55
  • Really, if you know exactly where they are or are very lucky, its entirely possible. Not like there is a skill to mining diamonds faster than someone else. You just need to actually find them.
    – Fredy31
    Feb 10 at 19:32
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    I mean, you could in theory first find diamonds but not mine them, and once you find 26, backtrack and mine them all within the time, providing they are close enough that travel time won't exceed the time limit.
    – Timmy Jim
    Feb 10 at 19:56
  • On the same train of thought as @TimmyJim, you could also just silk touch the the diamond ores and mine well over a hundred in 26 minutes Feb 14 at 21:04

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X-ray is not a glitch, rather a mod (and resource pack) that allows player to see through (almost) everything to find ores, chests, etc.

You'll see through blocks like this (taken from CurseForge's webpage):

Screenshot of X-ray

So yes, you can easily get 26 diamonds in 40 minutes if you used X-ray. I would even say that that's low amount of diamonds if your friend used X-ray.

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  • No, my friend told me the world looks like this: link in that glitch. So is it possible for my friend to find 24 diamonds in 40 min if he using this glitch?
    – Bao Dinh
    Feb 9 at 5:02
  • or without using any mod, glitch, hack. Is it still possible ?
    – Bao Dinh
    Feb 9 at 5:03
  • @BaoDinh Well then that would depends on where the diamonds got generated. Still, if any player that has a tremendous luck, yes, it's possible.
    – Skye-AT
    Feb 9 at 5:06
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    9minecraft is known for reposting mods without the author's permission. I submitted an edit to change it to another mod on CurseForge.
    – MrParrot
    Feb 9 at 8:59
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    @MrParrot Approved it, thanks for that information!
    – Skye-AT
    Feb 9 at 9:03
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Yes, this is also doable in vanilla, particularly if you had a Fortune III pickaxe. Diamond ore generates in blobs of up to 5 blocks (average 2.5), and Fortune III gives you a max of 4 diamonds per block (average 2.2). So if you were lucky with the drops you could get 26 diamonds from only two blobs. That's easily findable in 40 minutes of caving, and definitely possible mining. On average you'd need 5 blobs. Possible in 40 minutes caving, but unlikely mining.

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As of the 1.18 update, it is very doable with Fortune III, but otherwise, possible, but you have to get lucky (with no glitches). Efficiency allows you to mine more blocks, increasing the odds. Very doable if you have a Efficiency 5 and Fortune 3 pick.

Source: I’ve found the same amount in half the time with Efficiency 5 and Fortune 3.

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    Better strip mining then caving now.
    – Deer492
    Feb 10 at 19:06
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    Feb 10 at 19:13
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If you are in a swamp area, find a patch of clay, then open the chunk border and go 7 blocks from the middle of the clay patch, you will then find diamonds if you do it right.

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  • Woah, that works? Can you test this in creative?
    – Millard
    Feb 9 at 18:48
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Since version 1.17, diamond ore has a very small chance to generate as a large blob, of up to 23 ore.

If your friend was very lucky to have found a large blob and a regular blob he could have found 26 as he claims.

See https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Diamond_Ore#Natural_generation

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