BuddingCrystals allows growing crystalline resources in the way Budding Amethysts work and also makes Amethyst renewable by making its budding block craftable.

BuddingCrystals screenshot



The following vanilla resources are currently builtin to the mod:

  • Redstone
  • Diamond
  • Emerald
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Glowstone
  • Nether Quartz
  • Prismarine

The following mods and modded resources are currently builtin to the mod:

  • Applied Energistics 2
    • Certus Quartz
    • Fluix
  • Mekanism
    • Salt
    • Fluorite


Custom crystals

Custom crystals can be defined by adding a JSON file to the buddingcrystals folder in the game directory. This folder will be created when the mod is loaded for the first time. The format of the JSON file can be found in the wiki linked at the top. Please keep in mind that the server and client need exactly the same files for the client to be able to connect to the server.



The recipes for the budding blocks from builtin materials can be individually disabled in the common config file.



This mod is currently completely unbalanced. The growth chances and drops of all crystals are equivalent to those of vanilla Amethysts:

  • 1/5 chance to grow on a random tick
  • 2 crystals dropped from a crystal cluster when mined or blown up
  • 4 crystals dropped from a crystal cluster when mined with a tool which is tagged with minecraft:cluster_max_harvestables

If you have ideas for the balancing, please feel free to suggest it on the GitHub repository.