Safe Obsidian mining November 17, 2013, 07:44:59 PM Ever been mining obsidian and had it fall into the lava beneath it? Or had a mob come up behind you when you were just about to finish the block and knock you off target? Here's a sneaky trick for gathering obsidian in perfect safety.First thing you're going to need is a one-block deep pit in a safe area, and a bunch of buckets. Ideally, the number of buckets should match the size of your pit, but this trick will still work with fewer buckets - it'll just take a little more back-and-forth with step three. Step two: Find a lava source, and fill all your buckets. Step three: Go back to your pit and empty your buckets. Repeat until the pit is full.Step four: Pour a bucket of water over the lava, turning it all into lovely obsidian.Step five: Mine out in complete safety from both mobs and hidden lava.If you are planning on making a structure (for example, a portal or wall), the mining aspect can be completely eliminated by building a hollow dirt frame around where you want the obsidian, one layer at a time. Fill in a layer of lava, soak it with water, and then remove the water and build the next dirt layer.