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Best Place to Mine

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by Akeldama280, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Akeldama280

    Akeldama280 Member

    Is there a perfect place to mine for a good amount of iron/gold/diamonds/coal? And also, is there a specific way that I should mine to get max amount of ores? E.G. Strip mining, 3x3 mineshafts downwards etc
  2. Djharts

    Djharts Active Member

    I always mine at Y-12. Just strip-mine. But all these new ores usually spawn higher up.
  3. Guswut

    Guswut Popular Member

    First, review these two pages:



    After that, your best bet is going to be making a branch mine (three block spacing to five block spacing) at y12 for those vanilla materials.
  4. VANtheSven

    VANtheSven Active Member

    Best way to mine in FTB is probably quarry'ing away from top to bottom. For vanilla-only ores (are we talking about getting them in an FTB pack, or in normal vanilla) your best bet is probably around y=12, but I believe that in the FTB packs iron etc. spawns more at certain y levels
  5. Lambert2191

    Lambert2191 Over-Achiever

    remember copper won't spawn down there, I make branchmines at y12 and y50
  6. savouryjesus

    savouryjesus Active Member

    And once you do that, learn the lovely language of Lua and teach your turtle friends to do it too :3
  7. Hitmaniac

    Hitmaniac Member

    If your mining with a pickaxe, I would recommend getting a Mining Laser and mining on horizontal settings. It is easier and faster but requires EU. Then I would proceed to making a quarry and powering it with 4-5 biogas engnes.
  8. Lambert2191

    Lambert2191 Over-Achiever

    if there was no chance of the mining laser destroying the blocks that it mines, then I'd be its biggest fan... IC2 likes to fuck your day up though (lossless wrench.. dafuq...)
  9. TheOnly1NL

    TheOnly1NL New Member

    I just make a strip mine at level 12
  10. Lambert2191

    Lambert2191 Over-Achiever

    then you get no copper.
  11. Akeldama280

    Akeldama280 Member

    Thanks! I think ill make my turtle (only have enough diamonds for one) strip mine. Thanks for the help.
  12. Poppycocks

    Poppycocks Popular Member

    I tend to use (and really like) phoenix mining.

    As far as perfect spots go... Well, it depends on what you're trying to mine.

    I see people mine at Y 12, I usually do Y 11. You'll get almost everything - except for copper. Level 50 is good for copper and tin.

    Then there's the different biomes... That's a bummer, luckily the only biome specific ores are GT sapphire, rubies and bauxite. And emeralds. But funk those. From the first three only bauxite is important and that's plentiful in most biomes. So dig away.

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