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FTB Infinity & Shiny Metal/Plat

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by Dezz, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. Dezz

    Dezz Well-Known Member

    So I am interested in mass producing enderium ingots from TE3, but I don't see a very renewable source for shiny ingots other than using an MFE laser drill with a light-blue focus on it. Any tips (for infinity) that could help me out on this?
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  2. Daniel_USA

    Daniel_USA New Member

    You can smelt ferrous ore and cinnabar to get a shiny metal per ore. Cinnabar is got from pulverizing redstone ore or transposing thaumcraft cinnabar ore with water. Ferrous ore is rare though.
  3. APproject

    APproject New Member

    Pretty sure TE cinnabar is made by transposing cryotheum into cinnabar ore.

    I made a TON of cryotheum, and I am still slowly using it to get the shiny ingots.
  4. epidemia78

    epidemia78 New Member

    Both methods work but the redstone ore one is easier IMO.
  5. Yusunoha

    Yusunoha New Member

    plus with the redstone ore option you can upgrade the pulverizer so there's a higher chance of getting cinnabar from pulverizing redstone ore.
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  6. Cpt_gloval

    Cpt_gloval Well-Known Member

    Other option, though a bit time consuming to get there, is platinum bees. Get 6-8 genius try hives of those going and after a bit you'll be swimming in shiny
  7. rouge_bare

    rouge_bare Well-Known Member

    You can also pulverise Gold Ore for a chance at Cinnabar, but the odds are much smaller than Redstone.
  8. MiningPro

    MiningPro New Member

    i did this today.. and worked like a treat, I had my hammer, that mines 3x3.. I went to Y cords level 10.. besty for red stone, basically just went straight..... make sure your tool has silky touch on it, so you get just get the ore block.. by doing this, I found many things, tons of red stone, even some ferrous ore, and got over a stack of diamonds.
  9. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    1. Change the configs of CofH core so it gens shiny ore.

    2. Add electricraft, EC platinum oredicts with TE shiny ore :)

    3. Nether Ores has platinum blocks too.

    I'm not sure what the rationale behind shiny ore not being included in worldgen in infinity is, but there's definitely ways to sort it.
  10. Cpt_gloval

    Cpt_gloval Well-Known Member

    1 word malicious_bloke. Challenge!
  11. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever


    Needless busywork != Challenge
  12. APproject

    APproject New Member

    I really enjoyed making my cryotheum production line. Most of the ingots are just a matter of quarrying. The added steps made the ingot far more precious.
  13. ThatOneSlowking

    ThatOneSlowking New Member

    Ferrous is not rare, in my experience.
  14. knn03

    knn03 New Member

    You can get a ton of redstone ore and a decent amount of ferrous in the nether, make sure you bring a jet pack. Then get some rich slag. Sand + redstone in an induction smelter = 50% rich slag, cinnabar + gold ore = 75%. Rich slag + nether ferrous ore = 3 ferrous ores.
  15. Dezz

    Dezz Well-Known Member

    Didn't expect the thread to get this much attention. Thanks for the input. I have recently realized that I do not really need that much shiny metal...
    Welp. Thanks anyways. I'll just be going with my 500 Enderium Ingots :)
  16. ScottulusMaximus

    ScottulusMaximus New Member

    It's incredibly rare in Infinity...
  17. Yusunoha

    Yusunoha New Member

    if you mine by hand, yes, it can be pretty rare, but if you use a quarry it's not that bad
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  18. ScottulusMaximus

    ScottulusMaximus New Member

    I have twice as many emeralds as I do ferrous ore. Using an ender quarry in an extreme hills. 6 stacks ferrous ore, 4 stacks draconium, 12 stacks emerald, 19 stacks diamond.

    So farely bloody rare
  19. Yusunoha

    Yusunoha New Member

    you do know that extreme hills is a biome where you're meant to find emeralds right?
    because extreme hills is a biome that spawns emeralds it's no surprise you're finding so many of them.
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  20. InUniverse

    InUniverse New Member

    you overestimate how far 6 stacks of ferrous ore actually goes.
    and how far platinum, in any quantity, goes.

    you, like, only use ferrous for invar. unless you're building a house out of invar blocks, you have no reason to not be in posession of a backlog of ferrous.
    also, using the above-mentioned cinnibar method, you get nearly 170 blocks of enderium. 170 BLOCKS. if you use that much enderium for anything other than a construction material (that includes turbines), then you are the champion of all spending ever.
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