Results of Mining at level 7 and 15

A few weeks ago I made a post about the most efficient mining method in minecraft. I was asked by a few readers to expand my method of mining at level 11 to level 7 and level 15 but still dig every 4th block (3 in-between) with a 2 high 1 wide tunnel.

I found that mining at level 7 takes substantially longer due to the lava and obsidian that needs to be removed. It took 2.2 hours to mine a tunnel that only took me 1.5 at level 11. Additionally while it did contain some diamonds there were not nearly as many as found on level 11. The only redstone I found at level 15 was actually redstone that was hidden in the ceiling when I mined level 11. As the results show there is not an increase in any ore’s mined at level 7 or 15.



Here are the results:

Lvl-7, 2×1 105min 40min Total
Cobblestone 4162 1601 5763
dirt 237 101 338
gravel 179 11 190
flint 6 2 8
coal ore 317 195 512
Redstone ore 396 364 760
Lapis ore 19 2 21
Iron ore 189 93 282
Gold ore 25 9 34
Diamond ore 11 8 19
Obsidian 61 32 93
lvl-15 24min 25min 30min  Total
Cobblestone 1711 1742 1821 5274
dirt 70 37 52 159
gravel 144 55 65 264
flint 2 1 3 6
coal ore 225 203 209 637
Redstone ore 4 4 2 10
Lapis ore 11 8 8 27
Iron ore 104 88 95 287
Gold ore 12 16 17 45
Diamond ore 0 0 0 0

 

Compare those to my last post mining at level 11:

lvl 11 lvl 7 Percentage Change
Cobblestone 5396 5763 106.80%
dirt 227 338 148.90%
gravel 156 190 121.79%
flint 10 8 80.00%
coal ore 738 512 69.38%
Redstone ore 1011.7 760 75.12%
Lapis ore 30 21 70.00%
Iron ore 323 282 87.31%
Gold ore 74 34 45.95%
Diamond ore 68 19 27.94%
Obsidian 0 93 N/A
lvl 11 lvl 15
Cobblestone 5396 5274 97.74%
dirt 227 159 70.04%
gravel 156 264 169.23%
flint 10 6 60.00%
coal ore 738 637 86.31%
Redstone ore 1011.7 10 0.99%
Lapis ore 30 27 90.00%
Iron ore 323 287 88.85%
Gold ore 74 45 60.81%
Diamond ore 68 0 0.00%
Obsidian 0 0 N/A

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