I always hated how Minecraft doesn’t have a lot of useable ores. By usable ores, i mean it’s that can be made into tools, such as swords and shovels. Sure, there’s iron, gold, and diamond, but that’s pretty much it really. This ultimately makes mining in Minecraft decrease in replay value, and you’ll eventually get bored of mining at some point.
Luckily, there’s the rare ores mod. The rare ores mod is a mod that, well, adds several new rare ores into the game. What makes these ores unique is that you can also make tools out of them. This means that you can spend more time looking for rare ores to mine, ultimately resulting in more replay value in mining.
This mod is pretty useful survival-wise as well. For example, let’s say that you are pretty established, complete with iron tools and whatnot. However, you quickly realize that iron armies isn’t exactly all that great, and that creepers can still destroy you fairly easily. Since diamonds are extremely rare, making armor out of diamonds is out of the question. Thanks to this mod though, you can look for ores that are slightly less rare than diamonds, and there you have it, more viable armor!
All in all, the rare ores mod is a pretty nice mod, and is recommended for anyone who avidly mines, and would like to make their mining experience more interesting, as well as more fun.