Is it possible to mine 26 diamonds in 40 minutes or less?



  • My friend told me he can mine 26 diamonds in 40 minutes. I think it's kind of impossible after a few hours of calculation. But is there any chance for my friend to do that?

    Edit: the Minecraft version is 1.17, and after told him my point, he said he use x-ray glitch. Can it help him find diamonds that fast?



  • Yes, this is also doable in vanilla, particularly if you had a Fortune III pickaxe. Diamond ore generates in blobs of up to 5 blocks (average 2.5), and Fortune III gives you a max of 4 diamonds per block (average 2.2). So if you were lucky with the drops you could get 26 diamonds from only two blobs. That's easily findable in 40 minutes of caving, and definitely possible mining. On average you'd need 5 blobs. Possible in 40 minutes caving, but unlikely mining.




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