Normally, you can only find clay on the surface of a Minecraft world. Neutral, gray clay will appear naturally around the edges of islands and often in swamps, under a single block layer of water which is shallow enough for the player to walk through. Colored varieties of clay will only spawn in desert biomes, and usually high up, in hills or even near the tops of massive mountains. This can make getting enough clay to do anything meaningful a difficult prospect. Fire’s Clay Spawn mod is good for anyone who likes building with clay because it simply adds more clay to the world.
Fire’s Clay Spawn mod will force clay to spawn below the ground in veins, much like coal, iron and other valuable minerals. Using the mod’s configuration file, it’s possible to set how many clay blocks will appear in a vein, and what type of minerals they should emulate when being rendered. To clarify, sometimes coal comes in veins of up to 16 blocks, while the maximum amount of gold you will see in a single vein is 8 blocks, and diamonds tend to be even fewer than that. If your goal is to have more clay though, you probably want it to spawn like coal, so you get the most possible.
There is actually a little bit of controversy surrounding Fire’s Clay Spawn mod. This is because the mod does a very similar thing to another mod, created by another author. However, that mod hasn’t been updated to work with
Minecraft 1.11 as of yet, so this mod is the only option available. Additionally, this mod allows for more customization over the clay spawns than players get from Pam’s ClaySpawn mod, which is the other mod in question. They both work well, but this is the only one that works with MC 1.11 so far, so get it unless you want to dial back your version.
Fire’s Clay Spawn Mod for Minecraft 1.11 and 1.10.2 Changelogs
- Vein Count is now configurable.
- Added JER integration.
- Fixed vein count being too high when a minimum height is set.
- Made Forestry ore styles more accurate.
- Added BrainStone ore style.
How to install Fire’s Clay Spawn Mod?
- Download and install the recommended Minecraft Forge for your Minecraft version.
- Download the latest mod version for your Minecraft version.
- Put the .jar file into the mods folder of your Minecraft installation.
Download Links for Fire’s Clay Spawn Mod
for Minecraft 1.11
for Minecraft 1.10.2
for Minecraft 1.10 / 1.9.4
for Minecraft 1.7.10
Credit: The_Fireplace – Original Thread on CursForge