Flint?

#1KOTRwhoopsPosted 5/20/2012 5:13:17 AM
How do you find flint? I've read that you have to dig up gravel but I've been playing for 15 odd hours and have dug a lot if gravel but have never seen one piece. This is my first ever Minecraft save so go easy on me with my simple question.

Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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#2DangerlessPosted 5/20/2012 5:19:43 AM
Gravel. Just keep trying, it doesn't come out of it very often.
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#3RazeleshPosted 5/20/2012 5:20:49 AM
It has a 1/10 chance to pop out of a gravel block. Just keep trying :P
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#4KOTRwhoops(Topic Creator)Posted 5/20/2012 5:21:39 AM
Thank you. While I'm here, what about clay? It's another material I haven't seen yet. I've tried digging up sand but just hit sandstone and cobblestone. Thanks.
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#5ArchMageSynokPosted 5/20/2012 5:24:08 AM
fyi- you can place gravel and mine it again to get flint, it looks like an arrowhead btw, I find it very hard to believe you played for 10+ hours without getting any, maybe you just mistook it for coal or something in your inventory.
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#6RazeleshPosted 5/20/2012 5:26:27 AM
In this version, clay is kinda glitched, and appears far less than it should. It is found in swamp and ocean biomes, mostly under shallow water.
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#7KOTRwhoops(Topic Creator)Posted 5/20/2012 5:26:47 AM
ArchMageSynok posted...
fyi- you can place gravel and mine it again to get flint, it looks like an arrowhead btw, I find it very hard to believe you played for 10+ hours without getting any, maybe you just mistook it for coal or something in your inventory.

I think it was because I was using a pick and not a shovel.
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#8RazeleshPosted 5/20/2012 5:28:08 AM
Shovel is not needed, I usually don't carry a shovel, I just punch it.
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#9KOTRwhoops(Topic Creator)Posted 5/20/2012 5:40:06 AM
Well it must be bad luck then. I've got loads now been hooning through the gravel.
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