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More Ores Minecraft Plugin

Last modified on Oct 24, 2023 in Plugins

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There’s countless resources to collect and use in Minecraft, with the vast majority of them being above ground level or in different dimensions. This may lead some players to want more valuables underground, especially if they love mining ores. By default, there’s only a handful of minerals to gather and smelt or craft with, but this can be increased with plugins. One of these is called More Ores, which is a straightforward addon to try out. Using this on your Spigot or Paper server provides players with endless amounts of new blocks to mine while in caves. Whether you get enough health ores to make medkits or unique kinds to make armor, there’s plenty of possibilities with this plugin. As for setting it up, our panel offers you an user-friendly experience to make the entire process smoother. However, some newcomers to the scene may be unfamiliar with our system. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting tutorial to show you how to install and use the More Ores plugin on your Minecraft server.

How to Download

  1. Navigate to the More Ores page on Spigot’s website.
  2. Once there, click on the Download Now button at the top right corner.
    More Ores Spigot
  3. Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.


Server Installation

Before trying out More Ores on your Minecraft server, you’ll need to install Spigot, Paper, Purpur, or another similar type to support plugins. This can be done by selecting any of them in the Game File area of your main panel, then restarting to generate its necessary files. Once you’re finished with this, follow the instructions below to install the plugin on your server.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel and click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft FTP
  2. Proceed to use your Password in the text box, then click Login to gain access.
    Minecraft FTP Login
  3. After doing this, find and enter the plugins directory from the list.
  4. Press Upload at the top left corner and drag the More Ores file in the respective area.
    More Ores Plugin Installation
  5. Wait for this to reach 100%, then generate a new world to have new ores appear.
  6. Afterward, make sure to Restart the server so everything works as intended.


Getting Started

More Ores Plugin Guide

After joining the server, start by collecting basic resources to obtain tools needed to mine ores underground. Otherwise, you can become an operator on the Minecraft server to begin testing this plugin. Regardless, once a new ore has been found, it may require smelting or crafting before you can use it properly. This depends on the type you mined, as others may drop items after breaking it. There are over 20 new ores and items introduced to the world with this plugin, all having special properties to them. Whether you craft a helmet to give yourself more air underwater or throw fire crystals at mobs, there’s plenty of features to enjoy. This allows your players to have a wide range of entertainment, which can be configured to your liking. In the subsections below, we’ll guide you through everything there is to know about the More Ores plugin.

Natural Generation

In your new Minecraft world, there should be plenty of new ores to find underground. These aren’t your normal blocks, as they are technically considered heads. All of them will have unique textures, mimicking minerals or its appropriate item. Almost every single new ore will be surrounded by blocks on all sides, meaning caves most likely won’t have them. This means you have to dig around until you uncover one or multiple of them, but be careful as there’s some that may end up damaging your character.

More Ores Generation


Ore Types

As previously mentioned, there’s twenty different types of ores and blocks to obtain with this plugin. Due to the amount of them, we’ve compiled the most common and popular ones to try out. Whether you need food while deep underground or want to craft an entire set of special armor, these new resources come in handy. Keep in mind that some are only available in other dimensions, meaning you may have to progress far enough before finding them all in Minecraft.

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood Ore

The first ore on our list is Petrified Wood, allowing players to gather wood logs while in caves, This is achieved by smelting the block in a furnace with any fuel source. These ores are commonly found near the surface of your Minecraft world. This comes in handy when you run out of wood planks while digging for diamonds or other valuables underground.

Kelp Ore

Kelp Ore

Rather than obtaining wood, Kelp Ores provide players the opportunity to get food. This is done by smelting the block in furnaces, then cooking the newly created kelp item. Doing this will be extremely beneficial to all players, as it’s super easy to run out of food while mining in caves. Similar to the Petrified Wood ore, this too is commonly found near the surface of your world.

Health Ore

Health Ore

If you find yourself in a sticky situation all the time, regardless of your location in the world, then consider collecting Health Ores. These blocks can be combined into a Medkit, requiring 4x in a crafting table. This new item can be used when taking damage from mobs, players, or the environment. It’ll heal your character by 6 points, making this highly sought after in Minecraft.


Hardened End Stone

Hardened End Stone Ore

While in the End dimension, players will occasionally find Hardened End Stone blocks underground. These are extremely unique ores, as they instantly drop rare items after being broken. For example, phantom membranes, dragon breath, shulker shells, and end crystals could appear from this block. This is only achieved by breaking the block with a diamond pickaxe. Keep in mind that these item drops are configurable, if you want to do that.

Corrupted Ore

Corrupted Ore

A unique block called Corrupted Ore is shrouded in mystery, as it contains special properties. The only purpose it serves is to craft a complete set of Corrupted Armor, but may also turn into Pure Corruption. The first option provides players with speed effects, while the second allows you to corrupt a sword to receive withering on it. Be careful though, this can quickly ruin your weapon’s durability.

Ice Ore

Ice Ore

While either in the Overworld or End dimensions, players can stumble across Ice Ores. These blocks can be combined to make Ice Boots or Helmets, giving your character unique abilities. The first item allows you to have a chance to freeze attackers, while the second provides you the means to walk on water. These ores are somewhat common, but can be difficult to locate.


Unique Items

More Ores Items

There’s some useful items to craft after obtaining specific ores in the Minecraft server. For example, combining medkits together reveals a Golden Medit that provides you with 2 extra hearts for 2 minutes. Other items include Dolphin Pants, Noncombustible Boots, Rush Pearls, and many more. All of these have special abilities that may save your life in-game or simply offer you more entertainment.

We strongly recommend trying them out with friends, which you can do by executing the /mo menu command with permissions or operator privileges.


There’s other commands to use too, which are normally reserved for server administrators or owners. If you’re wanting to choose what permissions are available for a player, then use LuckPerms or another similar plugin to manage them. As for all of them, you can find a list down below to help you understand all commands.

/mo [item] [amount]moreores.giveForcibly spawn a specific ore, block, or item in your inventory.
/mo menumoreores.giveAccess to the main menu of More Ores to receive all its new ores, blocks, and items.
/mo generate [world]moreores.generateProvides you with the ability to force load all chunks so ores may generate, mainly used where they aren’t spawning.
/mo pregenerate [world]moreores.generateAn experimental feature that allows you to pregenerate the world to force load ores in all chunks.
/mo clear [world]moreores.clearRemoves every ore from all chunks in the world.
/mo cleararea [world]moreores.clearClears the ores in your world from two positions, entered after defining the world.
/mo remove [world]moreores.removeAdd your world to the Remove Ores list in the config, disallowing new blocks to generate.
/mo reloadmoreores.reloadForcibly reload the entire plugin and its configuration files to apply recent changes.
N/Amoreores.*Provides the player with all commands from the plugin.



If you’re wanting to change anything from the More Ores plugin on your Minecraft server, then you’ll need to access its main configuration file. This is done by using the FTP panel and using our built-in editor to make any desired changes. Whether you want to alter limitations or completely disable some ores from generating, you have plenty of options. Follow the steps below to learn how to make these changes on your server.

  1. Navigate to the FTP File Access area and use your login credentials accordingly.
  2. Afterward, make your way to the following directory: …/plugin/MoreOres
    More Ores Folder
  3. When you’re there, click Edit on the right of the config.yml file to reveal its contents.
    More Ores Config Files
  4. Make any necessary changes, then click Save at the top.
    More Ores Settings
  5. Return to the main panel and Restart the server to apply these edits.


Common Issues

Cannot Find New Ores

After trying to mine around in your Minecraft world and you find yourself unable to locate any new ores, then there’s a few reasons for that. One of these is incorrectly installing More Ores on the server, so make sure you’re uploading the file in the plugins directory via the FTP panel. Besides this, you may have to run the /mo generate [world] command in chat, then confirm it when prompted. Otherwise, you can generate a new world from the panel to see if that works. This is done by navigating to the World section and renaming your current one to something else, then restarting.

Internal Errors with Generation

If you’ve noticed some internal errors in chat after running a generation command, including the pregeneration one, then you may have to contact the developer. This plugin is being actively worked on and continuously improved on Spigot. However, you may want to restore the world and re-run the commands to see if that helps. In most cases, this isn’t an issue since by default the ores should appear in the world after making a new one. Alternatively, there could be conflict with another plugin that alters how generation works in your Minecraft server. If you suspect this of happening, then contact our Support to see if they may assist you through the situation.

Unable to Configure Ores

While tweaking the plugin’s configuration file, make sure to always follow the corresponding format. This means no extra capitalization, spelling mistakes, or removing required characters, among other similar errors. Additionally, you have to ensure that your desired setting can support what you want, as sometimes this isn’t the case depending on your goal(s). Once you’ve made these changes, try saving and restarting to see if that worked out.

Useful Links

More Ores on Spigot
How to Add Plugins to a Minecraft Server
Becoming a Minecraft Server Operator
How to Install and Use LuckPerms

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