I mine for diamonds at level 10, what level should I mine at for Emerald ore?

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As is written here, you can find Emeralds between 1 and 30. But I don't think it's worth the time and materials you need to mine for Emeralds, since they are 1/40 times as common as diamonds.

Emerald Ore is approximately 1/40 as common as Diamond Ore (174 Emerald Ore in 2382 chunks, compared to 6637 Diamond Ore).

I think a better way to get Emeralds is to sell stuff like, coal (since you can use charcoal for your furnaces, or you can try sell charcoal, but I'm not sure that it will work.), wheat (since it's renewable.), wool (since you can build a sheep farm.) or rotten flesh (if you have a zombie grinder.).

  • @Michael, I used creeps within the meaning of "Mobs, Enemies, Hostile NPCs" and not as a shortening of creeper. (Since I thought more of a mob grinder than a zombie grinder.)
    – cedi
    May 25, 2012 at 14:08
  • Sorry, chalk it up to thinking too specifically.
    – Michael
    May 25, 2012 at 14:14
  • Actually it is 4-32. And the probability is wrong, too. It is meant for the complete world. But you won't start mining emeralds outside of mountain biomes, would you?
    – Scheintod
    Jun 14, 2019 at 11:02

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