Diamonds are found in all climatic zones, but they form more easily and at a higher temperature under pressure and high temperatures. Diamonds are made from a very rare mineral that is found only in certain parts of the world.
Mining for diamonds requires special equipment and training.
When exploring the Badland biome, you may find abandoned mineshafts. These can be useful for storing resources or storage containers.
Gems do not melt in lava because their melting point is too high – lava can only be as hot as about 1200 °C. Pressure affects how fast gems melts and higher pressures make gems more resistant to heat damage.
Lower temperatures cause gases formed by rapid gemming to escape, resulting in a lack of fusion and a brittle gemstone instead of a cohesive one.
Different parts of the earth contain different amounts of diamond. Diamonds are most commonly found in deserts, savannas, and mesas.
TNT can be used to strip mine diamonds. When dropped from an explosion, TNT strips the ore it drops of any diamonds and other valuable minerals.
To mine gold, you will need to use an iron pickaxe or better. Different blocks affect how much gold ore is dropped.