Start the game right next to the village near the big canyon. This is a great place to start. The settlement stands on the seashore and contains a forge. Right on the coast you can see a half-sunken ship with enchanted armor and other valuable loot. Through the canyon you can quickly get into the large underground mines.
How to use “Village near the Big Canyon” seed
Start the Singleplayer mode
Select ‘Create New World’
Then click on ‘More World Options…’
In the ‘Seed for the World generation’ field, enter 8361757047161997872