How To Find Diamonds In Minecraft 1.19

Finding diamonds in Minecraft 1.19⁠—the latest Minecraft Update⁠—is just as rare and elusive as it was in the past.

However, the latest Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Part 2 Update has introduced plenty of adjustments to the game. And one of these notable changes is a shift in coordinates when mining for diamond ore.

Prior to the update, the Y-coordinate for diamonds was at Y: -12.

Now, in Minecraft 1.19, the Y-level for diamonds has increased in variability between the coordinates Y: 15 to Y: -63.

But there’s an even better coordinate that you can use to get the best chance of mining diamonds in Minecraft easily.

Without further ado, here’s what you need to know about finding diamonds in Minecraft 1.19.

What Coordinates are Diamonds in Minecraft 1.19?


The best Y-coordinate for diamonds in Minecraft 1.19 is between Y: -58 and Y: -59. This is the equivalent of mining at Y: -58 while standing up as you’ll need to mine both the bottom and top block to move in a horizontal line.

Essentially, mining both blocks give you an equally good chance of finding diamonds while making it more efficient. You can still find diamond ores in other coordinates, but the concentration is much higher in the aforementioned coordinates.

But, unlike in previous patches, the Wilds Update has brought a brand-new biome that can spawn at the exact same coordinates called the Deep Dark biome. In this biome, you may come across a hostile creature known as the Warden. The Warden is a hostile mob that’s capable of killing your character in just a few swings.

If your sword, armor, and potion aren’t at least diamond level, it’s best you avoid confronting the Warden as it can be very dangerous to approach. If you don’t want to risk losing your progress at all, you can try to avoid the Minecraft 1.19 diamond level entirely and just consider alternative ways to find diamonds.

How to Mine Diamonds in Minecraft 1.19?

Just like when mining for diamonds in Minecraft 1.18, the deeper you descend in Minecraft, the higher your chance is of finding rarer ores. As you stumble across rarer ores, you’ll soon realize that your stone pickaxe won’t be enough to mine a vast majority of them.

This is especially true for diamond ore, as you can only mine it using either an iron or diamond pickaxe. Any other tool is either too weak or won’t drop the precious diamond ore, making it ineffective.

Finding Diamonds in Minecraft 1.19 Without Mining

If you’re patient, there’s a slim chance you can find diamonds when rummaging through a generated village treasure chest.

You may also be able to get diamonds from abandoned mineshafts and desert temples scattered across the procedurally-generated world as well.

Another fun way to get your hands on some diamonds is by using an Explorer Map, which can be bought from cartographer villagers or crafted.

The map can lead you to a couple of rare, generated structures. If you want to find diamonds, the Explorer Map can lead you to a place with buried treasure, which is one of the best places to find diamonds (there’s a 46.9% chance that a chest will contain diamonds in Minecraft Java mode).

These maps may also lead you to abandoned shipwrecks which can be full of valuable loot.

Best Generated Structure to Find Diamonds in Minecraft 1.19 Java Mode

What Coordinates are Diamonds in Minecraft 1.19?
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Generated structures are procedurally-generated, man-made, or natural structures that are present in many biomes and alternate dimensions in Minecraft. They often carry very valuable loot, making them a great place to scout for resources.

If you’re playing Java mode, these are the five best generated structures to find diamonds in Minecraft:

  1. Buried Treasure (46.9% chance of containing 1 diamond)
  2. End City (21.2% chance of containing 2 to 7 diamonds)
  3. Nether Fortress (19.9% chance of containing 1 to 3 diamonds)
  4. Village (16.2% chance of containing 1 to 3 diamonds)
  5. Bastion Remnant (15.8% chance of containing 2 to 6 diamonds)

Best Generated Structure to Find Diamonds in Bedrock Mode

For Bedrock players, the odds are slightly different. To get the highest chance of finding diamonds without going to the Y: -58 coordinate, try to find the generated structures below.

  1. Buried Treasure (59.9% chance of containing 1 to 2 diamonds)
  2. End City (21.2% chance of containing 2 to 7 diamonds)
  3. Nether Fortress (19% chance of containing 1 to 3 diamonds)
  4. Village (16.2% chance of containing 1 to 3 diamonds)
  5. Shipwreck (14.1% chance of containing 1 diamond)

Remember, the art of finding diamonds is all about being patient and persistent. The more ground you cover, the higher your chance is of finding the diamonds you desire.

Good luck on your diamond-hunting expedition!

Joshua Munoz
Joshua Munoz A writer first, gamer second, Josh enjoys playing strategy games, chilling with his dogs, and making it big on YouTube.

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