Platinum for Thermal mods.

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Daihok

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Has anyone found out how to obtain platinum from the thermal mods? I have yet to ever see any platinum ore. Do i need a mod that adds platinum or what?
 

ShneekeyTheLost

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1) Check your CoFH World config file to determine if Platinum ore is set to spawn.

2) If not, don't worry. Pulverizing Nickel has a chance of producing a platinum as a bonus. Induction smelting with Cinnabar gives the best percentage. Secondary filter upgrades might also help.
 

Cpt_gloval

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Silk touch Redstone ore.
Pulverize it to get 12 Redstone and 1 cinnabar.
Induction smelt all nickel bore with a cinnabar to get 3 nickel and one platinum.

I usually then immediately grind the ingot, mix it with silver tin and ender for enderium.
 
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GamerwithnoGame

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Silk touch Redstone ore.
Pulverize it to get 12 Redstone and 1 cinnabar.
Induction smelt all nickel bore with a cinnabar to get 3 nickel and one platinum.
I can't overemphasise how useful @Cpt_gloval's tip is here. When something is as hard to get as platinum can be, you want to make the most of what you can get - and a guaranteed platinum for every nickel ore (and cinnabar) is nothing to be sniffed at. Save up your cinnabar and use it for this - its worth it.

Likewise, if you DO find any platinum ore, you'll want to make the most of it - the pyro-concentrator augment for the Induction Smelter should (if memory serves) guarantee you one more ingot than you'd otherwise get - so in the case of cinnabar/rich slag smelting, instead of the usual 3 ingots of the main metal, you will get 4.

EDIT: Looking at the Team CoFH website, the drop rate of redstone may have gone down to 6 and a 25% of cinnabar with a pulveriser - though that doesn't count augments. Also (again from the website) @Daihok's experience isn't unusual - it looks like platinum ore may not be set to spawn in default configs.
 
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Cpt_gloval

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Yes, I cannot remember the last time I mined a platinum/shiny ore, other then some nether ore spawning if you have that mod.

One of my 1st automatons is the afore mentioned setups. Sometimes before I setup auto processing of the rest of my ores.
 
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Daihok

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Sweet thanks again for the help guys. Found on reddit how to add the ore gen to config but think will leave it as intended to make it harder.
 
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