im calling bs on that 212 vein of coal. that is seriously very unlikely. pics or it didnt happen
What about a 25 block vein of iron? Right around sea level, no less.
The spawn rate of iron is definitely WAY up, which is really good considering just how many things need it (rails, shears, minecarts, buckets, half the redstone recipes, tools, armor...). I'm finding some in just about every cave I explore. As for whether or not Coal is up, I'm not so confident. It could be slightly up, maybe more veins of about the same size. I haven't gotten down deep enough to check out Gold/Lapis/Diamonds yet, given that I just had to re-start on account of killing all my chickens and not having enough eggs.