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Stone and rubble generator (mechanics)

A Stone and rubble generator can be used to get unlimited stone without digging tunnels or otherwise mining stone. This is essential in certain cases where resources are limited. When flowing lava meets standing water, stones are formed; when flowing water meets flowing lava, rubble is formed. As soon as the stones or quarry stones are mined, new ones are created immediately.

Stone generators Edit source]

In contrast to quarry stone generators, stone generators with the cautious enchantment can receive stone. In addition, stone can be mined a little faster than quarry stone, so stone generators are more effective.

Simple stone generator [edit | Edit source]

With this simple stone generator, lava flows from above onto the water flowing to the side, so that it turns into stone. The stone can then be dismantled with a pickaxe and the water flows back so that it can be converted back to stone by the lava.

Double stone generator Edit source]

This twin stone generator lets lava flow onto water on a three-block-long estuary. If you remove the stones with a pickaxe, the water immediately flows back on both sides so that the lava can generate stone again. The obsidian is used to ensure that the ground is not accidentally broken down with a pickaxe. So that the water does not unintentionally flow elsewhere, there are two signs on the sides to prevent this. The lava can only flow a maximum of three blocks from the source, so no further action needs to be taken there.

Rubble generators Edit source]

Quarry stone generators are usually easier to build than stone generators, the water and lava sources are usually on the same level.

Compact rubble generator Edit source]

With this small quarry stone generator, quarry stones can be produced without any visible liquid beginning to flow. The water source is enclosed in a staircase that points towards the lava source with its orientation. The lava tries to flow in the direction of the stairs, but is immediately converted into rubble. The advantage here is the small amount of space that is required and the reduced risk that the lava is unintentionally converted into obsidian by the water.

Simple rubble generator [edit | Edit source]

With the simple rubble generator, a lava and a water source flow towards each other. First the lava and then the water source should be set, as water flows faster than lava, which could create a stone in the wrong place and, in the worst case, destroy the generator. So that no obsidian is created, both first flow down a block, where they then meet and form quarry stone. To prevent one of the two liquids from flowing out of the generator, there is an air block under the point where the quarry stone will be generated, into which the respective liquid can flow. Behind the generated quarry stone there is obsidian, so that you do not destroy the quarry stone generator with a quick pickaxe when you break down the resulting quarry stone.

When the quarry stone generator is ready for operation, quarry stone is produced. If you dismantle this block, a rubble block will be created again after a short time. Every now and then the quarried stone burns, so that in the end only about 60% is collected. To prevent more rubble stones from burning, you should stand as close as possible to the rubble block or collect the rubble through funnels, so that almost all rubble stones can be preserved. The funnels should be placed two blocks under the generated rubble block, under the lava and under the water flow.

Of course, not every rubble generator has to look like the one described above and shown in the pictures. When building your own variant, you only have to ensure that the flowing water does not come into direct contact with the lava source, as obsidian is then formed, and that the lava cannot be above the water, so that no stone is created. An outflow of one of the liquids can be prevented by an air block towards which the respective liquid flows. For further flow properties see water or lava.

Double rubble generator [edit | Edit source]

A cruciform pit is dug. It's one block deep. The center of the pit is deepened by another block. Two obsidian blocks are placed in the recessed center. The water sources are placed. The water flows into the ditch. The two lava sources are placed opposite one another. The lava has turned into rubble on both sides. The lava springs were shielded and covered with stone.

Here is shown a more effective method of making quarry stone. It is very quick and easy to implement at the same time. It is of course based on the same principle, but it will be at the same time two Blocks of rubble generated. Since the conversion takes some time and some broken stones burn in the lava, you can alternately mine the two stones lying next to each other.

The building material of the rubble generator does not matter, it must only be non-flammable where it comes into contact with the lava. Different materials were used in this mechanism to emphasize the construction.

Instead of obsidian, another hard block such as stone, quarry stone or even a furnace can be used. These two blocks prevent the ground from being accidentally smashed. The shields around the lava are intended to prevent accidental release of the lava sources. The top cover reduces the burn loss when mining the rubble.

Multiple rubble generator [edit | Edit source]

This rubble generator is very efficient. Two people can continuously mine quarry stone there at the same time. To do this, you stand in a corner between two quarry stones, remove one (in survival mode) and immediately the second, which is only visible, diagonally behind it. They both fall into the funnels. As soon as both are mined, the lava in the core of the generator generates two new rubble stones, so that you can mine without a break. At the same time, a second player can do the same in the diagonally opposite corner. The funnels guide the quarry stones into an adjacent chest.