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What's the most efficient Minecraft mining strategy?
What is the best layer to mine for gold in Minecraft?

I can never find gold or diamond and me and my friends are dying to know where you find it. And also, does the diamond pickaxe last forever?

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    No, the diamond pickaxe lasts for 1562 uses, but it is possible for it to last up to 4 times as long as that with the Unbreaking III enchantment. – DanielGibbs Sep 3 '12 at 19:51
  • The best level to mine for diamonds at is level 11 (Y-coordinate 11) – Timtech Jul 26 '13 at 23:36
  • layer 11 underground – Jim Jones Dec 25 '15 at 2:22

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