YUNG's Better Mineshafts (Forge)

2,929,455 Downloads Last Updated: Dec 21, 2020 Game Version: 1.16.5

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Vanilla mineshafts old and bad.
These mineshafts? Very cool. Not so bad.

This mod completely revamps vanilla abandoned mineshafts, changing them from boring straight lines into dynamic, varied webs of tunnels.
Find loot tucked away in the corners of abandoned workstations, or out in the open in a chest on a minecart.

  • 9 biome variants, including a rare mushroom mineshaft!
  • Completely customizable mineshafts! Check for the bettermineshafts folder in your config folder after running the mod for the first time (1.12 v2.0+ only)
  • Abandoned workstations (common)
  • Workstation cellars (less common)
  • Ore deposits at the end of some tunnels with coal, iron, redstone, gold, lapis, emerald, and (very rarely) diamond!
  • Abandoned miners' outposts (rare)
  • Surface openings (very rare)
  • Compatibility with many large worldgen mods, including YUNG's Better Caves, Quark, Terraforged, BOP, and more!
  • Includes support for lanterns and candles from Rustic, Charm, and Varied Commodities (1.12 only)


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Skip to 9:40 to see the Mineshafts!


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