Minecraft Tutorials – E33 Branch Mining Basics (Survive and Thrive II)

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How to Survive and Thrive in Minecraft! In this episode, we do some “branch mining” which is a simple but efficient method of finding lots of precious gems (lapis, redstone, diamonds) and metals (iron and gold)!

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In this episode you will learn:
– how to utilize the branch mining method
– how to tame lava pools
– how to make an infinite water spring


Nana Angel says:

paul is awesome

Brandon Stucki says:

I do branch mining as well.   I usually do a stair well down to rock bottom then go up 8 steps and mine a long hall and branch off of it.  Diamond is usually found between 0 and 10.   I have never failed to find diamond this way.   Sometimes it takes a bit.

I.G. Traynham says:

my brother will be there soon

I.G. Traynham says:

cool pickaxe

I.G. Traynham says:

i saw you

minecraft gamer says:

Your Videos Amazing Paul

Nathan Grant says:

Where's 34

Hannah Gilmore says:

You missed a lot of dirt 

csee71 says:

I have an ENORMOUS branch mine and i almost have 2 stacks of diamond

Nathan Moonen says:

You are awesome!!!!!!

Jack and Alexander Randomshow says:

diamands are an awful lot better i know, but when are you going to use that gold

Conner Wilson says:

What happened to 34

MegaChickenfish says:

I always keep a bucket of water and lava. The bucket of lava for destroying my enemies and lighting up caverns below me (often both at the same time!)  and the water for when I inevitably fall in my own lava flows.

TheMatteoStudios says:

The great thing about these Minecraft tutorials: they never get old.

Shannon Janssen says:

To me the only good thing about gold is that it makes golden apples

M Travis says:

A quicker way to get rid of gravel without using your shovel, if you have at least one block of stone below the column of it, is to clear the block under the stone holding the gravel and put a torch or a minecart rail in the space underneath. Then break the stone holding the gravel and it wall fall and break and you can loot it.

steven huber says:

aaaaaahhhhhh keep it secret keep it safe…. love lotr quotes

julien houser says:

Watching this episode reminded me of my world with my friend that we play where we made a cobblestone generator that also was a thing that could auto-cook our bacon. 

BlackGray LightGray says:

At 9:05 why don't you mine strips every 3 blocks and not 2 since the ores spawn in 2×2 veins? 

Ankita Kristine D'Silva says:

You missed some iron.

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