Quote fromStrip mines (quarrys) are less efficient, but safer and doesn't require torches. They are great for beginners who have a couple of wood picks, but someone who has been on the server longer will use mines because they are a more efficient use of his iron and diamond picks.
BMTHRules, what happened to the server?
http://www.minecraft.net/play.jsp?serve ... 77deb5d011
my ip is dynamic so it changes every once in a while, in turn changing the link of the server, next time it's not up look in the MP list.
Also, we could do underground search party for diamond and iron