prospector picks

Prospector’s Pick

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  • 1 Obtaining
    • 1.1 Metal Prospector’s Pick
      • 1.1.1 Casting
        • Ceramic Mold
        • Vessel
        • Unshaped Ingot
      • 1.1.2 Smithing
        • Smithing the Prospector’s Pick Head
        • Finishing the Prospector’s Pick
  • 2 Usage
    • 2.1 Video
  • 3 Achievements
  • 4 History
  • 5 Trivia


Metal Prospector’s Pick

Metal Prospector’s Picks can only be made from tool metals. They can be cast in ceramic molds, or worked on a metal anvil.


Bismuth Bronze, Black Bronze, Bronze, and Copper Prospector’s Picks can be cast using a Vessel or a Ceramic Mold instead of working on an anvil.

Ceramic Mold
Making the Clay Tool Mold Firing the Mold

Place an empty or partially filled Prospector’s Pick mold into the slot to fill it with metal from the vessel. It takes 100 units of metal to completely fill an empty Ceramic Mold. The text in the vessel’s GUI will be updated to show the amount of metal remaining in the vessel.

100 Units

Unshaped Ingot

To fill the Prospector’s Pick mold from a ceramic ingot mold, right click the liquid unshaped ingot to open the casting interface:

Put the ceramic Prospector’s Pick mold in the second input slot and wait for the filled mold to finished.

Removing the Head from the Mold Finishing the Prospector’s Pick


Prospector’s Pick Heads can also be crafted by using ingots on an anvil with a hammer. This is the only option for higher tier metals that cannot be cast. The durability depends both on the metal used and the skill of the smith forging the tool.

Smithing the Prospector’s Pick Head
Working Rules
Punch, Last Draw, Not Last Bend, Not Last
Finishing the Prospector’s Pick


Prospector’s Picks are be used to find and identify Ores & Minerals. To use a prospector’s pick, right click on any block to get a reading. Depending on how many ore blocks are within the scanned area, the propick will return readings including: Found nothing of interest. Found traces of, Found a small sample of, Found a medium sample of, Found a large sample of, and Found a very large sample of. If the prospector’s pick is used directly on an ore block, it will give a reading of Found.

  • The prospector’s pick scans for ore in a 25x25x25 area centered on the targeted block.
  • The prospector’s pick estimates the concentration of ore in an area.
  • The prospector’s pick is not fully accurate, and will return false negatives frequently.

Metal Prospector’s Picks can only be made from tool metals. They can be cast in ceramic molds, or worked on a metal anvil.

Prospector picks

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