minecraft diamond mining

Mining in Minecraft is not that hard.  Start with Diamonds which have the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material. It’s also considered incredibly beautiful and a symbol of live. Here we take a look at how they stack up against their virtual counterparts.
Diamond is the second rarest mineral in the game. Only the elusive Emerald is less common. They’re used to craft the rarest items. They’ve also become a symbol of Minecraft itself. Here we look at how these virtual gems compare to their real -life counterparts.
0m – Alluvial Deposits (Sediment layers formed by water movement) Diamonds can be found on the surface.
100m – 1000m – Asteroid impacts can also result in diamond formation. The Popigai crater in Russia old enough asteroidal diamond to meet industrial demand for the next 3,000 years.
2000m – 3000m – Kimberlite pipes are the source of most of the world’s commercial diamonds.
Depth Minecraft Side 
49m – 64m Found between z-levels 1-15, the very bottom of the Minecraft world.
What are the exact rarities of each ore in minecraft? – uk.answers.yahoo.com
How diamonds are formed and found – nhm.ac.uk
‘Trillions of carats’ of diamonds found under Russian asteroid crater – wired.co.uk
History of Colored Diamonds – auroragems.com
How hot would it have to be to melt a diamond? – The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Chemistry