A diamond shovel is the best vanilla shovel available, while outclassed by both the Dark Matter Shovel and the Red Matter Shovel it is considerably cheaper in terms of EMC. Shovels are used to dig through: dirt, soulsand, sand, clay, gravel, and mycelium faster than by hand, they are also used to create snowballs from snow. It is used to craft the digging turtle. It has 1,562 uses like most other diamond tools. The Diamond shovel can be enchanted using an enchantment table. Possible enchantments are Efficiency, Unbreaking, Fortune and Silk Touch.