Igneous rocks

Rock types formed when magma or lava from different levels of the Earth’s crust cool and crystallize.
Granite is placed in sustained masses with various sizes and at various depths below ground. You can find granite in mountains, e.g. underlying other rock types.  Granite is often abundant near gneiss and is found in the continental crust (the continental crust is present on land and can continue under the oceans). Caves can be found in granite.

Function:  Building block, is one of the sources of cordierite and feldspar.

Gabbro

Gabbro is mostly found in the oceanic crust under the sea, but can be found in some environments on continental crust. Gabbro is found under layers of sedimentary rocks, granite and gneiss. You can also find blocks of gabbro with titanium and copper.

Function: Building block, resources like copper and titanium can be found in gabbro (gabbro with copper is one of the new blocks that replace the former block red stone ore).

Gabbroblock Gabbro Gabbroblock med titan Gabbro with titanium Gabbroblock med koppar Gabbro with copper

Basalt

Basalt is found in the oceanic crust under the sea, either as a smooth layer directly under the oceans or with gabbro on top. Copper can be found in basalt (which partly replaces the former block of red stone ore).

Basalt Basalt

Obsidian

Obsidian is formed where water is poured onto lava. This can occur either naturally or if you pour water on top of a lava source. We have altered the hardness from 50 to 9.

Function: Building block

Obsidian Obsidian

Pumice

Pumice is formed where lava is poured onto water. This can occur naturally or if you pour lava onto a water source. In reality pumice floats on the water surface and of course it does in this mod too. So be careful if you use pumice as a building block.

Function: Building block

Pimpsten Pumice

Metamorphic rocks

Rock types that are formed from the magma of remelted rocks that have been subject to high pressure and/or high temperature environments and therefore been recrystallized.

Gneiss

Gneiss (the metamorphic equivalent of granite) is placed in sustained masses with various sizes and various depths.  You can find gneiss in the continental crust and in mountains, often close to granite sequences and with other rock types above. You can also find gneiss under the oceans (the continental crust continues from land and out under the ocean). Caves can be found in gneiss.

Function: Building block, is one of the sources of cordierite.

Gneis Block of gneiss

Skarn

Skarn can be found at deeper depths in the crust and is often seen as the contact surface between limestone, marble and granite. Skarn is one of the new iron and copper ores, and replace the former blocks of iron ore and red stone ore.

Function: Building block. Skarn is one of the bigger sources of metals in the mod (e.g. iron, tungsten and copper).

Skarn Block of skarn

Marble

Marble (the metamorphic equivalent of limestone) is found adjacent to banded iron formations (BIFs), other metamorphic rocks (e.g. schist) or by itself in big masses underground. It can also be found in the contact zones where skarn is present. You will be able to extract zinc from marble since it contains sphalerite (a zinc-bearing mineral). 

Function: Building block, source of sphalerite.

Marmor Block of marble

Schist

Schist (the metamorphic equivalent of shale) is placed deep down in the continental crust along with other metamorphic rocks.

Function: Building block

Skiffer Block of schist

Sedimentary rocks

Rock types that are formed in low-temperature and low-pressure environments through the compaction and solidification or precipitation (cementation) of sediments, rock fragments and minerals that have been transported and deposited on the surface of the Earth.

Shale

Shale occurs in horizontal layers in mountains and below ground above metamorphic and igneous rock types, together with limestone or sandstone in a “Grand Canyon inspired” stratigraphy.

Function: Building block

Lerskiffer Block of shale

Sandstone

Sandstone occurs in horizontal layers of mountains and below ground above metamorphic and igneous rock types, together with limestone or shale in a “Grand Canyon inspired” stratigraphy.  Sandstone already exists in Vanilla, but we have added coal to some sandstone blocks and hence it is now a new source of coal (replacing the former coal ore blocks). We have also given the sandstone blocks a new color.

Function: Building block, source of coal.

Sandsten Block of sandstone Sandsten med kolBlock of sandstone with coal

Limestone

Limestone occurs in horizontal layers of mountains and below ground above metamorphic and igneous rock types, together with shale or sandstone in a “Grand Canyon inspired” stratigraphy. Limestone is like sandstone one of the new coal ores and replaces the former coal ore blocks.

Function: Building block, source of coal.

Kalksten Block of limestone Kalksten med kol Block of limestone with coal

Banded iron

Banded Iron Formation (BIF) is found in masses or single blocks next to other sedimentary rocks like shale, limestone and sandstone, but also near marble. Banded iron formations are one of the new iron ores and replace the former iron ore blocks from Vanilla. By mining banded iron formations you will get iron – an important resource for some of the new recipes! You will be able to track iron by using the magnetic compass. The compass will react when you are less than 20 blocks away from an iron source.

Function: Building block, source of iron.

Bandad järnmalam Block of banded iron


Veins and pipes

Veins and pipes are formed when magma intrudes lateral and vertical fracture zones and other weak points in the host rock. This can happen near spreading zones between tectonic plates, rift systems etc.
Veins and pipes are exciting geological features in this mod! They are visible from the ground level by the soil surface. They vary in length, width and direction and do not occur in oceanic crust under the sea (in reality they can but we have simplified it in this mod so you can only find them in the continental crust on land).

Diabase

Diabase is an intrusive rock type pictured as veins in this mod.

Function: Building block.

Diabas Block of diabase  

 

Pegmatite

Pegmatite is an intrusive rock type pictured as veins in this mod. Blocks of pegmatite can weather after some time.

Function: Building block and contains several resources: garnet, aquamarine, tantalum, tourmaline, emerald, feldspar, tin and lithium.

Pegmatit Block of pegmatite

Quartz

Quartz is a common mineral in reality as well as in this mod. Quartz is found in veins, sometimes bearing gold or gold and silver together. The former gold ore block is replaced by quartz with gold in this mod.

Function: Building block, source of gold and silver.

Kvarts Block of quartz Kvarts med guldBlock of quartz with gold Kvarts med silverBlock of quartz  with silver

Kimberlite

Kimberlite is an igneous rock type that is placed in pipes in this mod. Some of the kimberlite pipes contain diamonds.  The former diamond ore block is replaced with blocks of kimberlite with diamonds in this mod.

Function: Building block and source of diamonds.

Kimberlit Block of kimberlite Kimberlit med diamanterBlock of kimberlite with diamonds

Gemstones

Gemstones are rock types, minerals, pearls, corals or amber which after certain treatment (e.g. splitting or polishing) become attractive and are often kept as personal possessions.

Except diamonds and emeralds that you already get in Vanilla, there are several new gemstones in this mod.  By putting nine pieces of the same gemstone together in the crafting table you will get a block.
Function: Colorful building blocks, decoration and as part in some of the recipes.

Emerald

Emerald is a green mineral that is found in pegmatite veins as a gemstone. The former block emerald ore is no longer present in this mod.

Smaragd Emerald Smaragd Block with emeralds

Diamond

Diamond is a mineral that is found in kimberlite pipes but can also be mined in placer deposits in the sand near rivers.  The former block diamond ore is no longer present in this mod, it has been replaced by kimberlite blocks with diamonds.

Diamant Diamond Block med diamanter Block with diamonds

Garnet

Garnet is a mineral that will be found in pegmatite blocks.

Granat Garnet Block med granater Block with garnets

Topaz

Topaz  is a mineral will be found in pegmatite blocks.

Topas Topaz Block med topaserBlock with topazes

Cordierite

Cordierite is a mineral that will be found in granite and gneiss.

Vattensafir Cordierite Block med vattensafirerBlock with cordierites

Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a blue mineral that will be found in pegmatite blocks.

Akvamarin Aquamarine Block med akvamarinerBlock with aquamarines

Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a mineral that will be found in pegmatite blocks.

Turmalin Tourmaline Block med turmaliner Block with tourmalines

Metals and other resources

Metals and other resources like minerals, rock types and elements are found in the soil or bedrock in different environments. We extract them and produce several products that we need in our everyday life. We have introduced a lot of metals and other resources in this mod since they play such a big part in our society. We want to emphasize this and make you aware of wherefrom these resources originate.

Iron

Iron (Fe) is a base metal that can be found in skarn and banded iron formations (BIFs), and these blocks replace the former iron ore block.  Iron can be tracked by using the magnetic compass.

Functions: Iron will be used in recipes for e.g. steel, prospector’s pan and batteries with lithium.

Järn Ore JärntackaIngot

Copper

Copper (Cu) is a base metal that is found in blocks of skarn, basalt and gabbro which are new copper ore blocks and replace the former block red stone ore. You will be able to track copper since the flower Viscaria can be used as an indicator of copper deposits in the nearby ground.

Function:  Copper will be used in alloys, the magnetic compass, the monster warning system and the battery charger.

Koppar Copper ore Gabbroblock med koppar In gabbro (BILD SAKNAS) Copper ingot Fjällnejlika Viscaria flower  

Gold

Gold (Au) is a precious metal that can be found in quartz veins or by placer mining in sand.

Guld (Au) Nugget GuldtackaGold ingot

Tantalum

Tantalum (Ta) is a transition metal that can be found in pegmatite veins.

Function: Is used in the recipe for making the heart starter.

Tantal (Ta) Tantalum Block med tantal Block of tantal Tantaltacka Tantal ingot

Titanium

Titanium (Ti) is a transition metal that can be found in gabbro.

Function: In recipes for heart-starter and jet pack.

Gabbroblock med titan Titanium in gabbro Titantacka Titanium ignot          

Silver

Silver (Ag) is a precious metal that can be found in quartz veins where gold also is present.

Silver (Ag) Silver Silvertacka Silver ignot

Tungsten

Tungsten (W) is a transition metal that can be found in skarn.

Function: Is used in the process for making steel.

Volfram Tungsten Volframtacka (W) Tungsten ignot

Litium

Lithium (Li) is an alkali metal that can be found in pegmatite veins. 

Function: Lithium can be widely used in the mod since the batteries are made of lithium. The batteries will be used in the heart starter, jet pack and monster warning system.

Litium (Li) Litium Litiumtacka (Li) Litium ignot

Tin

Tin (Sn) is a metal that can be found in pegmatite veins.

Function: Is part of the recipe for brass alloys.

Tenn (Sn) Tin Tenntacka (Sn) Tin ignot

Sphalerite

Sphalerite is a mineral that contains zinc and can be found in blocks of marble.

Function: Is used for making brass alloys. 

Zinkblände Sphalerite Zinktacka Sphalerite ignot

Feldspar

Feldspar is a mineral that occurs as a resource in pegmatite. 

Function: Is used as a building block for the melting furnace.

Fältspat Feldspar Fältspatsblock Block of feldspar

Bauxite

Bauxite is an aluminium rich soil type formed in tropical environments as a result of the subsequent chemical weathering of underlying parent rocks. Bauxite in this mod is placed in big and sustained masses above granite and adjacent to or surrounded by limestone, shale or gneiss in tropical environments. Bauxite is one of the larger sources of aluminium both in reality and in this mod.

Function: Source of aluminium, which will be used for making the jet pack.

Block med bauxit Block of bauxite

Aluminium

Aluminium (Al) is a base metal that can be found in bauxite.

Function: Is part of the recipe for the jet pack.

Aluminiumtacka Aluminium ignot

Rare Earth Minerals

Rare Earth Elements (REEs) are elements that are found in small concentrations in the Earth’s crust. In reality the REEs are represented by 17 different elements. In the mod we have introduced six different REEs, but we have not given them their individual names. Instead, as a simplification, we call all of them as a group for REE and they are represented by different colors. In the mod the REEs can be found in skarn deep down in the crust and between different biomes (defined environments) where skarn is present.

Function: REEs are used in recipes for heart starter and battery charger.

REE-fyndigheter Rare Earth Minerals REE-tackor Rare Earth Minerals ignots

Coal

Coal (C) is one of the elements in Vanilla that could be found in coal ores, but in this mod coal is found in limestone and sandstone, like in reality.
Function: Fuel.

Kol (C) Coal Block med kol (C) Block of coal Block med kalksten med kol Limestone and coal 

Sandstensblock med kol Sandstone and coal Träkol Charcoal

Placer deposits

Are grains and fragments of gems and metals that have been transported from the source of origin (usually by streaming water) and deposited by gravity separation through sedimentation. These can be found in sand and streaming water near the original source. It can be mined by placer mining where you use a prospector’s pan.

Placer deposits in this mod will contain gold and diamonds and can be found in sand near rivers.