How to find diamonds in Minecraft

How to find diamonds in Minecraft: You built an impenetrable shelter in Minecraft and collected so many resources that you had to build a new storage room. Unfortunately, you have realized that, with the current progress you have made in the game, you are unable to face more difficult challenges, which require more powerful weapons and armor. Speaking of which, you’ve heard of diamonds as a material for building sturdy equipment for adventures and new challenges.

You have noticed, however, that they are not easy to find and, for this reason, you are wondering how to find diamonds in Minecraft. If that’s the way it is, you don’t have to worry, because I’m here to help you. In today’s guide, in fact, I will show you how to find this precious material to use to create some objects, useful for your adventures. I will also recommend some methods, in addition to mods, that can help you achieve this goal of yours.

Are you ready to read all the tips I have prepared for you in this tutorial of mine? Yup? Great, let’s get started! Sit down comfortably, give me a few minutes of time and try to put into practice the tips to find diamonds in Minecraft that you find below. I assure you that everything is much simpler than you imagine. I wish you a good reading and, above all, a good time!


  • Collect diamonds in the mine
    • Create a pickaxe
    • Find the diamonds and work them
  • Other ways to find diamonds in game
  • Finding diamonds via mods and tricks

Collect diamonds in the mine

The diamonds are minerals that are generated in the subsurface of the Minecraft world. Compared to all the other resources, they are rarer and their research can be quite difficult: in the next lines, I will show you the tools necessary for the extraction of this mineral underground and the useful methods to identify and process them.

Create a pickaxe

Before you go into the search for diamonds, you need to build a pickaxe out of iron or of higher quality. Building this kind of tool is simple: you need two units of wooden sticks and three units of iron ingots.

The iron ingots are obtained by working the iron ore blocks in the furnace. The latter are easily recognizable because they are gray in color with light brown traces. Of course, you will need a stone or higher quality pickaxe to mine the raw iron.

After you have obtained the raw iron, you will need to place it inside the furnace and wait for the iron ingots to be produced. As for the wooden sticks, these are manufactured by placing two units of wooden planks arranged on two vertical squares on the workbench.

After recovering the materials I indicated in the previous lines, open the workbench, place three units of iron ingots horizontally on the three squares of the first row and the two units of sticks vertically in the center: in this way, you will have placed all materials into a T, which will result in an iron pickaxe.

Find the diamonds and work them

As I mentioned earlier, diamonds are hard to find minerals. However, I can advise you to reach the depths of the underground between levels 1 and 16, where you will have a very good chance of finding the diamonds. Take into consideration that the sea level is set at level 64, so you will have to descend several blocks deep before you have a chance to find this mineral.

If you want to know what level you are at, just press the F3 key on your keyboard and locate the word XYZ. Therefore, take as a reference the second value that corresponds to the height of the game world.

The rough diamond blocks are easily recognizable because they are gray in color with some traces of light blue. After you locate these blocks, equip the iron pickaxe and interact on them to mine the diamonds.

If you have a pickaxe impregnated with the Velvet Touch spell when you hit a block of rough diamond you get rough diamonds to work in the furnace. Then go back to the shelter and place them in the furnace, waiting for them to be turned into diamonds.

Other ways to find diamonds in game

In addition to the method that I indicated in the previous paragraph, there are other possibilities to get diamonds in Minecraft. A first solution may be to find them inside the trunks you find during your adventures.

For example, in the Nether fortresses or strongholds you can find chests that contain many useful resources, including diamonds or objects made with this mineral.

Another possibility is to use an iron or higher quality pickaxe to break the diamond blocks in some rooms of the mansions in the forest.

Finding diamonds via mods and tricks

If you are in immediate need of the diamonds and can’t wait to find them, you can use specific strings in the command console to get the diamonds directly in your avatar’s inventory.

If you do not know how to enable the command console on Minecraft, whether you use the desktop version or the one for smartphones and tablets, I suggest you read this guide in which I explain how to do this.

After you have enabled the command console, type the string / give @p minecraft: diamond [quantity] . In the quantity field you must indicate the amount of diamonds that you want to be immediately added to your avatar’s inventory.

If, on the other hand, you don’t want to use cheats, I recommend a mod that can help you easily find the resources you need: XRay. This allows you to see through the blocks to locate the resources you need. I remind you, however, that this mod can be used only and only during single-player games, in order not to incur any server bans when playing online.

You can find this mod in the CurseForge repository, but you’ll need to install Minecraft Forge first, a tool that integrates with Minecraft to manage and run mods. If you want to know how to install mods, I recommend that you read my guide on how to put hacks on Minecraft.

After installing the XRay mod, start a new game or access a previously created one and press the Z key on your keyboard. You will be shown a panel in which you will have to set the display of the individual resources to be identified to ON or OFF. Since you are looking for diamonds, locate the wording Diamond in the rough and click on it to set it to ON. then press the Close button to return to the game.

Now, press the \ key on the keyboard to activate the mod and locate the diamond blocks that are in the immediate vicinity of your avatar: you can easily recognize them as the blocks are surrounded by a purple color.


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