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* [pipeworks](https://gitlab.com/VanessaE/pipeworks/) -> automation of item transport
* [moreores](https://github.com/minetest-mods/moreores/) -> additional ores
* [basic_materials](https://gitlab.com/VanessaE/basic_materials) -> basic craft items
* Supports [moretrees](https://gitlab.com/VanessaE/moretrees) -> rubber trees
* Consult `depends.txt` or `mod.conf` of each mod for further dependency information.




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Keep a safety distance of a meter to avoid being harmed by radiation.


#### Silver ²
Use: conductors

Depth: -2m, evenly common

Silver is supplied by the moreores mod. It is found from elevation -2
downwards, with no elevation-dependent variations in abundance beyond
that point. It is a semi-precious metal. It is little used, being most
notably used in electrical items due to its conductivity, being the best
conductor of all the pure elements.
Silver is a semi-precious metal and is the best conductor of all the pure elements.

#### Gold ¹
Gold is part of the basic Minetest game (having migrated there from
moreores). It is found from elevation -64 downwards, but is more
abundant from elevation -256 downwards. It is a precious metal. It is
little used, being most notably used in electrical items due to its
combination of good conductivity (third best of all the pure elements)
and corrosion resistance.
Use: various

Depth: -64m, more commonly below -256m
Gold is a precious metal. It is most notably used in electrical items due to
its combination of good conductivity and corrosion resistance.

#### Mithril ²
Mithril is supplied by the moreores mod. It is found from elevation
-512 downwards, the deepest ceiling of any minable substance, with
no elevation-dependent variations in abundance beyond that point.
It is a rare precious metal, and unlike all the other metals described
here it is entirely fictional, being derived from J. R. R. Tolkien's
Use: chests
Depth: -512m, evenly common
Mithril is a fictional ore, being derived from J. R. R. Tolkien's
Middle-Earth setting. It is little used.

#### Mese ¹
Mese is part of the basic Minetest game. It is found from elevation
-64 downwards. The ore is more abundant from elevation -256 downwards,
and from elevation -1024 downwards there are also occasional blocks of
solid mese (each yielding as much mese as nine blocks of ore). It is a
precious gemstone, and unlike diamond it is entirely fictional. It is
used in many recipes, though mainly not in large quantities, wherever
some magical quality needs to be imparted.
Use: various

Mese is a precious gemstone, and unlike diamond it is entirely fictional.
It is used in small quantities, wherever some magic needs to be imparted.

#### Diamond ¹
Diamond is part of the basic Minetest game (having migrated there from
technic). It is found from elevation -128 downwards, but is more abundant
from elevation -256 downwards. It is a precious gemstone. It is used
moderately, mainly for reasons connected to its extreme hardness.

### Rock

In addition to the ores, there are multiple kinds of rock that need to be
mined in their own right, rather than for minerals. The rock types that
matter in technic are standard stone, desert stone, marble, and granite.

Standard stone is part of the basic Minetest game. It is extremely
common. As in the basic game, when dug it yields cobblestone, which can
be cooked to turn it back into standard stone. Cobblestone is used in
recipes only for some relatively primitive machines. Standard stone is
used in a couple of machine recipes. These rock types gain additional
significance with technic because the grinder can be used to turn them
into dirt and sand. This, especially when combined with an automated
cobblestone generator, can be an easier way to acquire sand than
collecting it where it occurs naturally.

Desert stone is part of the basic Minetest game. It is found specifically
in desert biomes, and only from elevation +2 upwards. Although it is
easily accessible, therefore, its quantity is ultimately quite limited.
It is used in a few recipes.

Marble is supplied by technic. It is found in dense clusters from
elevation -50 downwards. It has mainly decorative use, but also appears
in one machine recipe.

Granite is supplied by technic. It is found in dense clusters from
elevation -150 downwards. It is much harder to dig than standard stone,
so impedes mining when it is encountered. It has mainly decorative use,
but also appears in a couple of machine recipes.

### rubber ###
Use: mainly for cutting machines

Diamond is a precious gemstone. It is used moderately, mainly for reasons
connected to its extreme hardness.

### Rocks

This section describes the rock types added by technic. Further rock types
are supported by technic machines. These can be processed using the grinder:

* Stone (plain)
* Cobblestone
* Desert Stone

#### Marble
Depth: -50m, evenly common

Marble is found in dense clusters and has mainly decorative use, but also
appears in one machine recipe.

#### Granite
Depth: -150m, evenly common

Granite is found in dense clusters and is much harder to dig than standard
stone. It has mainly decorative use, but also appears in a couple of
machine recipes.

### Rubber
Rubber is a biologically-derived material that has industrial uses due
to its electrical resistivity and its impermeability. In technic, it
is used in a few recipes, and it must be acquired by tapping rubber trees.

If you have the moretrees mod installed, the rubber trees you need
are those defined by that mod. If not, technic supplies a copy of the
moretrees rubber tree.

Extracting rubber requires a specific tool, a tree tap. Using the tree
tap (by left-clicking) on a rubber tree trunk block extracts a lump of
raw latex from the trunk. Each trunk block can be repeatedly tapped for
latex, at intervals of several minutes; its appearance changes to show
whether it is currently ripe for tapping. Each tree has several trunk
blocks, so several latex lumps can be extracted from a tree in one visit.

Raw latex isn't used directly. It must be vulcanized to produce finished
rubber. This can be performed by alloying the latex with coal dust.

### metal ###

Many of the substances important in technic are metals, and there is
a common pattern in how metals are handled. Generally, each metal can
exist in five forms: ore, lump, dust, ingot, and block. With a couple of
tricky exceptions in mods outside technic, metals are only *used* in dust,
ingot, and block forms. Metals can be readily converted between these
three forms, but can't be converted from them back to ore or lump forms.

As in the basic Minetest game, a "lump" of metal is acquired directly by
digging ore, and will then be processed into some other form for use.
A lump is thus more akin to ore than to refined metal. (In real life,
metal ore rarely yields lumps ("nuggets") of pure metal directly.
More often the desired metal is chemically bound into the rock as an
oxide or some other compound, and the ore must be chemically processed
to yield pure metal.)

Not all metals occur directly as ore. Generally, elemental metals (those
consisting of a single chemical element) occur as ore, and alloys (those
consisting of a mixture of multiple elements) do not. In fact, if the
fictional mithril is taken to be elemental, this pattern is currently
followed perfectly. (It is not clear in the Middle-Earth setting whether
mithril is elemental or an alloy.) This might change in the future:
in real life some alloys do occur as ore, and some elemental metals
rarely occur naturally outside such alloys. Metals that do not occur
as ore also lack the "lump" form.

The basic Minetest game offers a single way to refine metals: cook a lump
in a furnace to produce an ingot. With technic this refinement method
still exists, but is rarely used outside the early part of the game,
because technic offers a more efficient method once some machines have
been built. The grinder, available only in electrically-powered forms,
can grind a metal lump into two piles of metal dust. Each dust pile
can then be cooked into an ingot, yielding two ingots from one lump.
This doubling of material value means that you should only cook a lump
directly when you have no choice, mainly early in the game when you
haven't yet built a grinder.

An ingot can also be ground back to (one pile of) dust. Thus it is always
possible to convert metal between ingot and dust forms, at the expense
of some energy consumption. Nine ingots of a metal can be crafted into
a block, which can be used for building. The block can also be crafted
back to nine ingots. Thus it is possible to freely convert metal between
ingot and block forms, which is convenient to store the metal compactly.
Every metal has dust, ingot, and block forms.
Rubber trees are provided by technic if the moretrees mod is not present.

Extract raw latex from rubber using the "Tree Tap" tool. Punch/left-click the
tool on a rubber tree trunk to extract a lump of raw latex from the trunk.
Emptied trunks will regenerate at intervals of several minutes, which can be
observed by its appearance.

To obtain rubber from latex, alloy latex with coal dust.

### Metals
Generally, each metal can exist in five forms:

* ore -> stone containing the lump
* lump -> draw metal obtained by digging ("nuggets")
* dust -> grinder output
* ingot -> melted/cooked lump or dust
* block -> placeable node

Metals can be converted between dust, ingot and block, but can't be converted
from them back to ore or lump forms.

#### Grinding
Ores can be processed as follows:

* ore -> lump (digging) -> ingot (melting)
* ore -> lump (digging) -> 2x dust (grinding) -> 2x ingot (melting)

At the expense of some energy consumption, the grinder can extract more material
from the lump, resulting in 2x dust which can be melted to two ingots in total.

#### Alloying
Alloying recipes in which a metal is the base ingredient, to produce a
metal alloy, always come in two forms, using the metal either as dust
or as an ingot. If the secondary ingredient is also a metal, it must
be supplied in the same form as the base ingredient. The output alloy
is also returned in the same form. For example, brass can be produced
by alloying two copper ingots with one zinc ingot to make three brass
ingots, or by alloying two piles of copper dust with one pile of zinc
dust to make three piles of brass dust. The two ways of alloying produce
equivalent results.
is also returned in the same form.

Example: 2x copper ingots + zinc ingot -> 3x brass ingot (alloying)

The same will also work for dust ingredients, resulting in brass dist.

### iron and its alloys ###



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# technic API

This is an initial version of the API that can be used by mods.


* `technic.register_tier(tier, description)`
* Registers a network type (tier)
* `tier`: string, short name (ex. `LV`)
* `description`: string, long name (ex. `Low Voltage`)
* `technic.register_machine(tier, nodename, machine_type)`
* Registers a machine bound to the network tier
* `tier`: see `register_tier`
* `nodename`: string, node name
* `machine_type`: string, following options are possible:
* `"RE"`: Receiver
* `"PR"`: Producer
* `"BA"`: Battery, energy storage


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