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Mining Master

Mining Master is a mod that adds 13 new 'Enchanting Gems' to the game.

These gems, when applied to a tool or armour-piece on a Smithing Table, bestow an Enchantment!
Using further Enchanting Gems on the same piece of equipment will up the enchantment level, too.

Enchanting Gems


Enchanting Gems in the overworld generate between Y20 and Y-40.

  • Fire Ruby Rarer Gem. Grants Flame, Fire Aspect, Fire Protection, or Smelting dependent on the item. Most commonly found under desert biomes.

  • Ice Sapphire   Common Gem. Grants Frost Walker, Freezing, or Snowpiercer, dependent on the item. Most commonly found under icy biomes.

  • Spirit Garnet Common Gem. Grants Thorns, Leeching, or Loyalty, dependent on the item. Most commonly found under flower-filled biomes and Lush Caves.

  • Haste Peridot Rarer Gem. Grants Efficiency, Quick Charge, Lure, or Runner dependent on the item. Most commonly found under jungle biomes.

  • Lucky Citrine Rarer Gem. Grants Fortune, Looting, or Luck of the Sea, dependent on the item. Most commonly found under mesa biomes.

  • Dive Aquamarine Common Gem. Grants Aqua Affinity, Riptide, or Grace, dependent on the item. Most commonly found under ocean biomes and Dripstone Caves.

  • Divine Beryl Common Gem. Grants Smite or Channeling, dependent on the item. Most commonly found under swamp and dark forest biomes.

  • Spider Kunzite Common Gem. Grants Bane of Arthropods or Silk Touch, dependent on the item. Most commonly found under forest biomes.

  • Unbreaking Iolite Rarer Gem. Grants Unbreaking, dependent on the item. Most commonly found under Mushroom Isles and in the Deep Dark.


Enchanting Gems in the Nether generate anywhere between the top and the bottom of the dimension.

  • Power Pyrite Rarer Gem. Grants Power, Sharpness, or Stonebreaker, dependent on the item. Most commonly found in the Crimson Forest.

  • Heart Rhodonite Rarer Gem. Grants Heartfelt, which can be applied to all armour pieces. Most commonly found in the Soul Sand Valley.

  • Kinetic Opal Rarer Gem. Grants Blast Protection, Punch, or Knockback, dependent on the item. Most commonly found in the Basalt Deltas.


Enchanting Gems only generate in Malachite Meteorites, of two new blocks, Malacrust and Malacore. Contains Air Malachite Ore floating within.

  • Air Malachite Grants Feather Falling, Respiration, Knight Jump, or Floatation, dependent on the item. Most commonly found beyond the End Islands.


We've added several new Enchantments that cannot be obtained in an Enchanting Table to flesh out some of these gems more, providing a greater incentive to mine them!

  • Leeching - Swords and Axes. 25% of any critical damage dealt is restored back to the attacker as health on-hit.

  • Freezing - Swords, Axes, Bows and Crossbows. Inflicts slowness and Criticals fire-based enemies.

  • Snowpiercer - Leggings. Grants Speed when running on Snow and Ice blocks.

  • Grace - Chestplates. Grants you the Dolphins Grace effect for a short amount of time, after which it will wear off and only activate again after having dried off on land. Pairs well with Depth Strider...

  • Stonebreaker - Pickaxes. Destroys Stone, Cobblestone, Gravel, Diorite, Granite, Andesite, and Netherrack, leaving no drops.

  • Heartfelt - All Armours. Increases your maximum health by one heart per level. Damage each armour piece proportionally increases.

  • Smelting - Pickaxes and Shovels. Smelts mined ore blocks! Must be paired with Silk Touch to mine Nether Gold Ore.

  • Runner - Boots. Increases your sprinting speed.

  • Knight Jump - Leggings. Gives you an additional mid-air jump per level.

  • Floatation - Bows and Crossbows. Inflicts enemies with Levitation.

Gem Forge

Early on, you may find the Smithing Table method of enchanting to be enough. Once you attain Blackstone, though, you can take things to the next level.
The Gem Forge allows you to melt down multiple gems and imbue your Diamond tools and armour with the gems' very essence, creating...

Supra Tools

Tools that are stronger than Diamond and which contain inherently over-levelled enchantments, such as Fire Aspect III or Leeching II!
Asides from the obvious benefits they provide, you'll also look cool as hell using them!

Ultima Tools

If that's not enough for you though, you can take things even further... Using various different gems, you can craft the Ultima Sword and Axe to absolutely dominate the competition! They may not be fireproof, but these tools surpass Netherite in strength through their sheer enchantment power! They even contain special attributes such as holding enchantments that would otherwise be incompatible, packing quite the punch!

Paragon Armour

Similarly, you can create the ultimate armour-set through a similar method to the Ultima Tools. Unlock the true power of Minecraft's movement capabilities with the Paragon Armour! Just like the Supra and Ultima Tools, this armour holds over-levelled enchantments and typically incompatible ones, too. It can even be repaired with Enchanting Gems!

Play with it, and you'll love it! ;D

Want a lovely Paragon Shield to pair with your Paragon armour? Look no further than Shield Expansion!


Want to be a completionist? We went ahead and implemented our very own advancements! Check out the unique page we made for them in-game :D Lots of Sonic references, heheh!

Config & Compatibility


You can disable the 'spawning' of any gem ore you personally don't want to see in the game!
Additionally, you can customize the specific spawn rates of each category of gem.
'Common Gems' are the gems we have determined as being less desirable than the 'Rare Gems'. Rubies, Sapphires, Garnets, Aquamarines and Pyrites are Common, whilst Peridots, Citrines, Rhodonites, and Opals are Rare. 'Random Gems' are simply gems that generate regardless of their native biome.

Enchantments & Datapacks

Release 3 changes the enchantments the gems give from hardcoded to malleable JSON recipes. You know what that means?

The selection of enchantments each gem gives is entirely customizable via datapacks! This also means the gems can give other mod's enchantments, too! You can add or remove as many enchantments to/from each gem as you see fit!

(Also, what blocks Snowpiercer and Stonebreaker work on in addition to what enemies are dealt critical damage from Freezing are held in tags, so you can edit those too if you so wish! Check the Data folder on GitHub for more!)

Just Enough Items, Enchantment Descriptions, Neko's Enchanted Books

Although it has its own recipe book, Gem Forge recipes can also be quickly previewed through the Just Enough Items mod! Thanks, Swan! You can also find out what each Enchantment does in-game via the Creative Mode-exclusive Enchanted Books with Enchantment Descriptions installed. Those books all gain unique sprites with Neko's Enchanted Books!


Tetra support is a work in progress: Right now, we currently have it implemented so that you can use an Enchanting Gem on a tool in the Smithing Table, and then turn it into a Tetra tool so that it'll keep its enchantment! Unfortunately, you cannot yet do this with already-made Tetra tools, but we'd like to add the capacity to do so in the future! If you'd be interested in assisting on this front, feel free to let us know!

Shield Expansion

The only way to obtain the Paragon Shield by normal means is by playing with both Mining Master and Shield Expansion at once! Give it a go, and have fun!

Known incompatibility issues:

  • Spartan Weaponry - Our enchantments don't work on their weapons, though the mods can still be ran together.
    Due to their mod being closed-source, we unfortunately can't work towards fixing the issue ourselves.

    If you make any videos on it or add it to your modpacks, please let us know! We're extremely proud of this mod, and we greatly hope you enjoy playing with it!