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Did ferrous ore became really rare?


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Yesterday i've created a new world with tekkit 1.2.9e and digged around and found a lot of ores including many diamonds and uranium (in many types of biomes including many levels) , but found 1 block of ferrous ore.

 

Did ferrous ore became really rare? Cause in a earlier world from 2 months ago it was not this rare.

 

I need ferrous ore to get shiny metal, cause found spawner chests didn't contain any shiny blocks, nor any mine chests.

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Ferrous is indeed rare in early game. I only had enough to go by once I got a quarry running, and even then it was not abundant.

Do note that there is a more reliable way to get Shiny Metal from Ferrous: Instead of pulverizing, smelt the ore together with Cinnabar in an Induction Furnace (sand and rich slag as smelting agents will not have this effect). Cinnabar can only be obtained as a byproduct when pulverizing Redstone Ore, which can be obtained in two ways:

  • mine Redstone with a Silk Touch pickaxe
  • mine Nether Redstone Ore and smelt it in a Redstone Furnace

That way, you will at least get maximum yield out of the few ores you find.

 

By the way, specifically aiming for the Silk Touch enchantment is doable with an MFR Auto-Enchanter and copious amounts of Mob Essence to feed it, like an MFR farm will produce. Just put a stack of empty books in it, set it to 30 and it will eventually produce one or more Silk Touch enchantment books. Along with tons of other stuff, of course.

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Ferrous is indeed rare in early game. I only had enough to go by once I got a quarry running, and even then it was not abundant.

Do note that there is a more reliable way to get Shiny Metal from Ferrous: Instead of pulverizing, smelt the ore together with Cinnabar in an Induction Furnace (sand and rich slag as smelting agents will not have this effect). Cinnabar can only be obtained as a byproduct when pulverizing Redstone Ore, which can be obtained in two ways:

  • mine Redstone with a Silk Touch pickaxe
  • mine Nether Redstone Ore and smelt it in a Redstone Furnace

That way, you will at least get maximum yield out of the few ores you find.

 

By the way, specifically aiming for the Silk Touch enchantment is doable with an MFR Auto-Enchanter and copious amounts of Mob Essence to feed it, like an MFR farm will produce. Just put a stack of empty books in it, set it to 30 and it will eventually produce one or more Silk Touch enchantment books. Along with tons of other stuff, of course.

Cheers, did not yet know about the silk touch/Cinnabar trick, nice find! Going to give it a shot.

 

In the meantime i found a block of platinum ore in the nether quite close to my portal. It gave me 4 shiny dust, more than enough to get those tessarects up and running :)

 

I also found a few more ferrous ore blocks, they seem to be located at lava caves that are just above bedrock (below 10) and quite often hidden behind other blocks like red stone.

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The Cinnabar recipe is somewhat obscure, that is why I dropped it here to spread it around more. I found out about it myself only when another user pointed it out in an older thread.

It's true that Ferrous Ore is mostly found around lava in the Overworld. A quarry will eventually get you some if you flood it with water properly to break through the lava layer. Getting ferrous metal itself for Invar production is as easy as pulverizing lots of Iron Ore, but that won't get you any Shiny, obviously.

The easiest way to speed up early game ore gathering is a Nether Quarry. The Nether Ores can be smelted before pulverizing to turn them into regular ores, which will get you all the usual benefits. Plus you get Platinum/Shiny directly, and also Cinnabar if you are smart enough to not pulverize the Nether Redstone directly.

 

Have fun mining.

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Ferrous is indeed rare in early game. I only had enough to go by once I got a quarry running, and even then it was not abundant.

Do note that there is a more reliable way to get Shiny Metal from Ferrous: Instead of pulverizing, smelt the ore together with Cinnabar in an Induction Furnace (sand and rich slag as smelting agents will not have this effect). Cinnabar can only be obtained as a byproduct when pulverizing Redstone Ore, which can be obtained in two ways:

  • mine Redstone with a Silk Touch pickaxe
  • mine Nether Redstone Ore and smelt it in a Redstone Furnace

That way, you will at least get maximum yield out of the few ores you find.

 

By the way, specifically aiming for the Silk Touch enchantment is doable with an MFR Auto-Enchanter and copious amounts of Mob Essence to feed it, like an MFR farm will produce. Just put a stack of empty books in it, set it to 30 and it will eventually produce one or more Silk Touch enchantment books. Along with tons of other stuff, of course.

 

there is a third way to obtain Redstone Ore by using a MFR laser drill. As this consumes much power and materials to build, this way is a late game option. (but it should be mensioned to complete the list :))

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