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Better Mining Mod for Minecraft 1.8/1.7.2

Mining could be the most important aspect of Minecraft. Sure, you can’t really dig up rocks until you break some trees and make your first rudimentary set of tools, but once you get past wood do you ever look back? The iron, gold and diamonds which can be pulled from the ground make far better tools than wood or stone and the Better Mining mod improves the mining experience throughout the game. Besides finding new ores and materials while playing around in the underground, you’ll also be able to craft a number of strangely useful items which have all been put into a single convenient package.


For one, the Better Mining mod comes with a grappling hook which will let you snag terrain and climb along fixed distances. It’s great for climbing on mountains as well as digging through caves, and this makes it very useful. The flare gun isn’t so good, though it can be used to send visible signals to other players when playing online during evening in-game. You might also get someone’s attention with a miner helmet and the attached light which illuminates the space just in front of the wearer. In their own ways, all three of these new items help to improve the mining experience in Minecraft.

You also get 5 new types of ores in the Better Mining mod, and each of these has its own uses. The Chance Ore is especially cool since it drops pretty much anything you can possibly get from mining, except lapis lazuli for some reason. This ore can also kill you at about a 10% chance, so make sure you break it from as far away as possible. To dress up mining and make the activity more entertaining while adding some explosive variables, the Better Mining mod is a great choice.

Better Mining Mod Recipes

Craft a Grappling Hook:
undefinedCraft a Flare Gun:
undefinedCraft Flares:
undefinedCraft a Miner Helmet:

Better Mining Mod for Minecraft 1.8 and 1.7.2 Changelogs

  • Added value to new textures.
  • Smoother world rendering for grapple hook.
  • edited item registry.

How to install Better Mining Mod?

  1. Download the mod!
  2. When you haven’t installed Minecraft Forge yet, download and install it.
  3. Move the downloaded .jar into the mods folder.
  4. Have fun!

Download Links for Better Mining Mod

for Minecraft 1.8

for Minecraft 1.7.2

Credit: MtnDewey

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