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Just a Few More Ores

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Just a Few More Ores

If you love the vanilla Minecraft feel, but wish it had just a few more ores, you have come to the right place!

Why does this mod exist? Aren't there like a million ore mods already? Yeah, there are. But, like most mods that exist, they usually add game-breaking elements that completely ruin the vanilla Minecraft experience. This mod is less a "mod" and more an "expansion," expanding on the vanilla experience without going crazy.

If you love the vanilla Minecraft feel, but wish it had just a few more ores, you have come to the right place!

Over the years, mining in Minecraft has gotten less and less valuable. The core idea of this mod is to add a small selection of ores that add more value to mining. Each ore/resource is designed to be as vanilla-balanced as possible.

This mod adds:
    • 7 new ores (Copper, Tin, Mithril, Platinum, Black Diamond, Salt, and Sulfur)
    • 3 new types of Amor, Tools, and Weapons (Bronze, Mithril, Black Diamond)
    • 1 new type of food, Jerky
    • 5 new building blocks not mentioned above

New ores and their uses:
    • Copper: Used with Tin to create Bronze.
    • Tin: Used with Copper to create Bronze.
    • Bronze: A combination of Copper and Tin. Used to create equipment that is worse than Iron, but better than Stone.
    • Mithril: Used to create equipment that is worse than Diamond, but better than Iron.
    • Platinum: Exceedingly rare. Used to create a Platinum Crown. More (non-armor) uses coming soon!
    • Black Diamond: Exceedingly rare. Used to create equipment that is better than Diamond (but not too much). Requires Diamonds instead of Sticks in tool recipes.
    • Salt: A new type of earthly resource that is used to create food instead of equipment. Only found near the surface.
    • Sulfur: Only found in the nether. Used with charcoal to create gunpowder.

The only new recipes added (not including armor/block recipes) are:

Copper and Tin (one copper ore, one tin ore, shapeless)

(a raw meat with 4 piles of salt, shapeless)

(3 Sulfur, 1 Charcoal, shapeless)

Tool and armor recipes are the same as vanilla Minecraft. You can substitute Bronze and Mithril for most recipes that require Iron.



This mod requires Forge. Install as you would any other Forge mod.

Suggestions? Concerns? Leave a comment below!

Check out some of my other mods!


It adds living weapons and tools through just a single enchantment. You can find it here.

Makes animals poop every so often, and the dung can be used as fertilizer. You can find it here!

Check out the mod main page at curseforge for more details!
Progress100% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.12

2 Update Logs

Update 2.1.1 : 01/17/2019 7:28:28 pmJan 17th

Small changes to ore frequency
  • Copper and Tin now have 4 more chances to generate per chunk (from 12)
  • Mithril now has 2 more chances to generate per chunk (from 2)
  • Platinum now has 1 more chance to generate per chunk (from 1)

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  • kambakue
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • January 22, 2019, 4:46 pm
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 22, 2019, 4:49 pm
Thanks! xD
  • mr meows
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • January 20, 2019, 7:51 am
pls label the stuff in pictures
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 20, 2019, 3:36 pm
Like in the block picture? Left to right, top row: Black Diamond Block, Mithril Block, Platinum Block, Bronze Block, Salt Block. Left to right, bottom row: Black Diamond Ore, Mithril Ore, Platinum Ore, Tin Ore, Copper Ore, Sulfur Ore, Salt Ore.

just a few more ores

> adds 358190385912850122>39158135e ores
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 8, 2019, 11:16 pm
Well, I hope this mod doesn't add that many!
  • Keatontruck
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • January 15, 2019, 10:08 am


> adds infinity

  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 15, 2019, 10:37 am
Lol, I must be missing something, because last I checked, 7 doesn't equal infinity xD
  • RacingFan2012
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Artist
  • January 17, 2019, 10:45 am
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 17, 2019, 10:47 am
Wooosh indeed lol
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 5, 2019, 5:46 pm
2.0.0 out now. Adds sulfur ore to the nether, and more. See changelog on curseforge for more details!
Two new food ideas: Raw Flesh. You get raw flesh from smelting rotten flesh, it'll look the same as rotten flesh but more reddish, it gives you one hunger bar, or 2 hunger. Cooked Flesh, this item is made from smelting raw flesh. Cooked Flesh looks like any kind of cooked meat but has the same shape as rotten flesh. Cooked flesh gives 6 hunger, or 3 hunger bars.
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 4, 2019, 11:33 pm
I'm not really sure about cooking rotten flesh. I personally wouldn't eat rotten meat that had been cooked. And it also doesn't directly involve some ore, so I'm not sure it's suited to the scope of this mod.
It's just an idea that gives rotten flesh a use. You could also try to make rotten flesh make a "Potion of Hunger" or "Potion of Starving". Using a fermented spider eye would give you a "Potion of Saturation".
Also just because the focus of this mod is new ores and such doesn't mean you can't sprinkle in other cool additions that make the vanilla experience better.
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 6, 2019, 6:23 pm
The main reason I wouldn't want to include this idea in the mod is that it'd fit better in another mod, like for example an extra foods mods or something. Keep different sets of similar ideas apart, which helps improve modularity.
Scratch that, every block that isn't black diamond give a unique texture.
For the Bronze and Mithril blocks, give them their own UNIQUE textures, make some from scratch with your current palette. As for the black diamond, keep it how it is.
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 4, 2019, 11:29 pm
Yeah, I should probably do that. I'll probably try and base them on the new 1.14 textures.
You could also go crazy and try to add Soulstone. It doesn't do much other than create the rare "Leached Sand" which is a soulsand without the souls.
More in depth: Soulstone is a nether ore which spawns below soul sand. The only way to tell it's there is by noticing there's leached sand there. Currently I have no ideas for soulstone.
Nevermind. Putting a soulstone in a crafting grid gives you one soul. You can use these souls for a "Totem of Restoration". Basically keep inventory totem. It has an expensive recipe though.
1 = Soul
2 = Diamond
3 = Soulstone
2 1 2
1 3 1
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 4, 2019, 11:27 pm
I'm not too sure I understand this soulstone idea too much, but I think I'm getting the jist of it. From what I've read though, I'm not too sure how well it'd fit in with vanilla. These soulstones would have to be pretty rare,or they could be common but then they'd need more uses and the totem would need some kind of hard to obtain mob drop in the recipe.
I have a suggestion: Add a new nether ore: Sulfur. Using 4 sulfur in a 2x2 grid gives you gunpowder. Each or would give you anywhere from 1-5 XP and 3-6 pieces of sulfur.
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • January 4, 2019, 11:21 pm
I've considered sulfur or some equivalent before too. The main reason I didn't include it is because I felt that creepers rewarding gunpowder was a key part of the vanilla minecraft experience. But you've got me thinking, and I've thunk that maybe it could have a place if done right. I like the nether idea, since the nether is pretty barren as far as ores are concerned. Probably would spawn in small veins of 3-4 somewhat sparesley throughout the nether. I also like the idea of having it spawn more commonly near lava. As for crafting sulfur into gunpowder, I'm thinking it should be shapeless, 4 sulfur, 1 charcoal. Give charcoal an additional use.
Give charcoal it's own decorative block if you want more uses for it. Do anything else with it but you can also make the "Block of Charcoal" a thing.
Nice Texturing!
  • Clownvin
  • Level 20
  • Expert Modder
  • December 31, 2018, 8:59 am
Just pushed a patch, 1.3.5. Adds the mineral blocks Mithril, Bronze, and Black Diamond to the beacons list of base blocks.
Also, I'm going to refrain from updating this page's text for awhile, since anytime I update anything the mod goes down for like a week while they "validate" it.
The file link links to curseforge, where the main mod page is. If you want more information, or more up to date information, check there.

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