Ore Level Distribution

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 540howdy, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. 540howdy

    540howdy New Member

    Anyone know all the ore level distribution?
    I can make a text file if we can find all of them (unless it's been done)
    for everyone to use

    For both Modded and Vanilla
    So far
    Diamond: 11
    Tin: 30 (?)
  2. slay_mithos

    slay_mithos New Member

    diamond 1-16
    Iron 1-64
    Coal 1-?? (seems to be anywhere)

    as for the others, I have no idea, as I used to play with different tin/copper, but they seem to be at least 1-64 as you can usually find copper at cave entrance.
  3. 540howdy

    540howdy New Member

    Copper and Tin in the newer modpacks only have one form.. (And same with all the other ores) so they would only spawn in certain levels..
  4. slay_mithos

    slay_mithos New Member

    yeah, but I used to use the IC2 ones before FTB, and the copper was not spawning below 10...

    What I said do apply to the newer versions of FTB packs (Mindcrack and DW20)
    And I do often find copper near the ground level, but I can't remember finding it on cliff side, so 1-64 seems about right.
    Tin might be a little lower, and silver is definitely lower 64, but everything seems to start at the very bottom.

    If you really want the info, you could try to dig a 3x3 chuncks one layer at a time, and see where the first of each kind appears, it won't be perfect, but will be a good approximation for all the common ores.

    All I wanted was to give you the information I had, if you answer like that, just do it yourself.
  5. 540howdy

    540howdy New Member

    Sorry :(
    Thought you were talking about the older versions
    What you said was very helpful though :D
  6. danidas

    danidas New Member

    Here is the ore info from the old thread - http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/threads/ftb-mindcrack-pack-ore-heights.4702/
    • Copper: 40-75
    • Iron: 20-40 (+0-63)
    • Lead: 20-40
    • Silver: 15-35
    • Tin: 25-50
    • Diamonds: 0-16
    • Gold: 0-32
    • Ruby: 0-32
    • Sapphire: 0-32
    • Apatite: 16-88
    • Emerald: 4-32
    • Coal: 0-110
    In short it is now best to mine at least 2 to 3 different levels other wise you will miss a ton of ores.
  7. Democretes

    Democretes New Member

    Vanilla ores
    Coal: below 132
    Iron: below 68
    Lapis: below 33
    Gold: below 34
    Redstone: below 17
    Diamond: below 16
    Emerald: below 33

    Thermal Expansion ores (default ores)
    Copper: between 75 and 40
    Lead: between 40 and 20
    Silver: between 35 and 15
    Tin: between 50 and 25
    Ferrous ore: Bottom 30 levels or so. Not entirely sure if it's even a TE ore

    Bauxite: forest and plains biomes
    Rubies: Deserts
    Iridium: 1 ore in every 5 chunks(rare chance)
    Cinnabar and Pyrite: Hell biomes
    Tungstate, Olivine, Sodalite and Sheldonite: Asteroids in the End

    Redpower gems: appears to be similar to iron

    Oil sands: Near water sources in sand
    Crude oil: anywhere, somewhat rare though

    Thaumcraft ores: anywhere

    Railcraft: Never found any railcraft ores

    Redpwer Nikolite: Same as redstone

    XYcraft: everywhere
  8. 540howdy

    540howdy New Member

    Thanks @danidas and @Democretes
    The info will help a lot in the modpack :D
    I always had trouble finding tin.. this should help :p
  9. slay_mithos

    slay_mithos New Member

    After a day operating two turtles, I was coming back to say that copper, tin and others were not starting at 1, but I see people got way more acurate informations than I do.

    It is definitely a great help (and should be included in the wiki as far as I am concerned), so thank you both for the great precision.

    To add a little to the discussion, it seems like crude oil is not that rare, as mining out a 32x64 area net me no less than 6 stacks of it, but it might only be luck.

    Anyway, it is good to see that mining out the 1-16 is no longer enough to get everything.
  10. Zerro

    Zerro New Member

    From the above data I've come to the conclusion:

    Lvl40: Copper, Iron, Lead, Tin, Apatite, Coal (You won't find any lead above lvl40)
    Lvl26: Iron, Lead, Silver, Tin, Gold, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Apatite, Coal (No copper though)
    Lvl11: Iron, Diamond, Gold, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Coal

    I would like to know the spawn lvls for other resources like redstone, nikolite, xycraft ores, etc to make the suggested levels more accurate
  11. DanteGalileo

    DanteGalileo New Member

    Is the y level based on where Steve's head is, or on where his lower-half is?
  12. Democretes

    Democretes New Member

    The first numbers is where his feet are. It gives a second number that says "head" next to it
    DanteGalileo likes this.
  13. DanteGalileo

    DanteGalileo New Member

    Thanks. I'm on my phone at work and just wondered. Don't know why I never noticed that but with Rei's installed I never really press f3 anymore.

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