How can you tell which LAVA block is the source block?

#1GeistPosted 5/16/2012 1:41:17 PM
I'm trying to mine Obsidian but I can only get one bucket full of lava out of a huge pool I found. How can I tell which blocks are source blocks?
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#2TheMilkman99Posted 5/16/2012 1:43:14 PM
Source blocks are still and not running.
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#3liam_000Posted 5/16/2012 1:44:14 PM
they are flat, as opposed to a stream like lava pool.

Dig deep and you will find plenty of pools of lava which you can turn into obsidian,

alternatively, travel to the nether.
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#4poopybritchesPosted 5/16/2012 1:45:21 PM
Source blocks are blocks that are not flowing.

Keep in mind that digging out a block next to a lava pool will cause it to flow, and hitting water that way will make cobble. You can't make obsidian by adding lava to water ( it will always be flowing ), so use the bucket to gather water, build a small tower right next to the still lava, and dump the bucket on the side of the block to create a waterfall. Wait a few seconds, then pick the water you placed back up to drain it away and enjoy your obsidian.
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#5Lasher DragonPosted 5/16/2012 1:46:24 PM
Point your bucket at it. If it does not say Collect, it's not a source.
#6Geist(Topic Creator)Posted 5/16/2012 3:30:59 PM
So is there only one source block per lava pool?
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#7RazeleshPosted 5/16/2012 5:17:41 PM
Nope, not if it is a still lava pool. Every still block of lava is a source block.
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