Prospector

by Mylon
Adds prospecting to enrich ore patches and higher powered drills to exploit deeper mining. Extends the lifetime of ore patches with some investment.
11 days ago
0.14 - 0.17
6068
Owner: Mylon
Source: N/A
Homepage: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic...
License: MIT
Created: 2 years ago
Latest Version: 1.0.11 (11 days ago)
Factorio version: 0.14 - 0.17
Downloaded: 6068 times

Prospector Mod turns normal mining into surface mining. To get at the extra ore, one must research Advanced Mining and Deep Mining and use the relevant prospector buildings near resource patches and give them time to find deeper ores. To mine those deeper ores, one must use the higher tier mining drills to extract that ore. Vanilla ore patches are less rich as a result, but with a heavier investment in mining more ore is possible.

Ore exists in three tiers. Normal, veins, and seams. Placing prospectors near to (within 12 tiles of) ore will start the process of finding deeper, richer ores. These deeper ores require higher level mining drills to extract.

This mod should be compatible with other mods that add new ore types.

Note: Fracking is now it's own mod. Get it here: Fracking