Graphite & Diamonds

by brevven

Adds elemental carbon items to the game, including graphite, diamonds, graphene, and optionally fullerenes, nanotubes, etc. Compatible with Krastorio 2, Space Exploration, and more. A standalone piece of BZ Mods

22 days ago
4 months ago
Latest Version:
0.1.7 (22 days ago)
Factorio version:
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“We celebrate the tree that stretches to the sky, but it is the ground we should ultimately thank.” - Becky Chambers

Adds elemental carbon items to the game, including flake graphite, graphite, diamonds, graphene, and optionally fullerenes, nanotubes, and carbon black. It also adds a crucible intermediate.

If you enjoy vanilla Factorio, Krastorio 2, or Space Exploration, and would like to add a new resource, this mod might be what you're looking for.

If you use this alongside the other Very BZ mods, the game will become quite a bit more complex. While still far less than Angelbob or Pyanodon, it's a big step up from vanilla.

If you want a vanilla-esque game with a just few tweaks, try with just this mod, or a less complex one like Titanium or Lead.


Flake graphite is a mineable resource that is processed into graphite. Graphite can be used in certain recipes, and can be further processed into diamonds and graphene. Optionally (default on), graphite can be processed into fullerenes and then nanotubes. Also optionally (default off), carbon black is available as a byproduct of oil processing, used to make plastic. Finally, you can enable mineable diamonds in the mod settings, though even enabled, they'll be very rare.

Supported compatible mods:

  • RSO
  • Space Exploration & AAI
  • Krastorio 2 & Rich Rocks Requiem
  • Modpacks like FE+, 5Dim's, etc.
  • Several smaller mods like Deadlock Stacking, Deadlock Crating, etc.

Planned but not yet supported: Omnimatter, Simple Compress, and much more.

Many other mods are compatible, but not yet fully supported. Compatibility suggestions always appreciated.

Special thanks to

  • The community, for all the suggestions, feedback, and bug reports!
  • snouz (recolored ore graphics, thumbnail style)
  • YassineMrabet (initial fullerene image, CC BY-SA 3.0 license, see link)
  • nosports and GeneralTank for tons of alpha testing and ideas.

Localization thanks to

Detailed list of changes (incomplete)


  • Electronic circuit (graphite replaces some copper)
  • Battery (graphite added)
  • Lubricant (some oil changed to graphite)
  • Module 2s (diamond added)
  • Assembler 3 (diamond added)
  • Low density structure (diamond added)

  • Laser turret (diamond added)

  • Nuclear reactor (graphite added)

  • Power Armor Mk2 (graphene added)

  • Rocket control unit (graphene added)
  • Satellite (graphene added)

  • Electric furnace (crucible added, other bz intermediates moved to crucible recipe)

If fullerenes and nanotubes enabled
  • Capsules (fullerenes)
  • Alternate recipe for LDS (nanotubes)
If carbon black enabled
  • Carbon black byproduct of oil processing
  • Plastic (coal changed to carbon black)

Krastorio 2

  • Lithium sulfur battery (graphene)
  • Reactors (graphite)
  • Drills (diamonds)
  • Improved pollution filter (graphene)
  • Matter research data (graphene)
  • Advanced solar panel (graphene)
If fullerenes and nanotubes enabled
  • Viruses (fullerenes)
  • Biomass (fullerenes)
  • Alternate imersite recipes (nanotubes)

Space Exploration

  • Material testing pack (graphite)
  • Particle accelerator/collider (graphite)
  • Secure canister (graphite)

  • Naquium (graphene & graphite)

  • Various data (various, with improved outputs)
  • Nanomaterial (graphene)
  • Radiator (diamond)
If fullerenes and nanotubes enabled
  • Vitalic reagent (fullerenes)
  • Medpack 2
  • Nanomaterial (alternate recipe)
  • Aeroframe scaffold (alternate recipe)


  • If a mod provides tier 5 or 4 modules, diamonds are used there instead of tier 2.