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Caves are easily found in Extreme Hills Biomes.

Caves are places where ores like Coal Ore, Iron Ore, and Diamond Ore can be found. Abandoned Mineshafts, Dungeons, and Ravines can also naturally generate here, but only in deeper caves. It is also advised to be careful while exploring these; mobs like Zombies, Skeletons and Creepers can spawn there because of the low light level. They are often connected to Pits.
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Lava may fill caves, rendering them impassable.

Types of Caves

  • Small caves, like the one shown above, are 3-5 blocks wide and may even be blocked by small Gravel falls. They often appear nearer the surface of a world. They usually only contain Iron Ore and Coal Ore.
  • Medium caves are larger than small caves, and often appear a few blocks underground. They usually don't go down to the Lava level, and usually contain more ores such as Gold Ore and Lapis Lazuli Ore.
  • Large caves are larger than the other caves and more open, allowing players to fly inside should they have access to flying. They occasionally appear as roughly circular chambers, such as the one shown below. They contain more ores such as Diamond Ore and Redstone Ore. They often appear deeper underground.
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    Caves may intersect, producing strange formations such as this one.

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    Caves may slope down steeply, rendering them hard to escape or traverse.

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    This large cave appeared as a circular chamber deep underground.

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