Here we have the Minecraft Diamond Mine – Hot Properties Village by Department 56 (6004993). Diamonds are the most sought-after commodity in the game of Minecraft. They?re rare and they have practical uses. In the game, to mine diamonds you?ll need an iron pickaxe or a diamond pickaxe– don?t waste time trying to mine diamonds with a wood, stone or gold pickaxe, since none of those will work! When mining, bring lots of torches since it?s a dark job.?