Tutorials/Basic Ore Processing Setup

Introduction

Ore Processing is the process of multiplying ores to create more ingots. Mekanism ore processing works on Iron Ore, Gold Ore, Osmium Ore, Copper Ore, and Tin Ore. This tutorial will teach you how to set up basic ore processing. If you are not familiar with Mekanism, it is recommended that you check out Tutorials/Getting Started.


Tier 0

Tier 0 ore processing

Tier 0 ore processing is just the regular smelting process. It involves putting ore in a furnace or Energized Smelter and powering it with fuel/energy. You don't need to set this up because you've probably already used it to create materials for a Heat Generator or Metallurgic Infuser.

New recipes

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Cobblestone

Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Furnace
Cobblestone
Cobblestone
Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone
Ingredients Crafting recipe

Basic Control Circuit +
Redstone +
Glass +
Steel Casing

Redstone Basic Control Circuit Redstone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Energized Smelter
Glass Steel Casing Glass
Redstone Basic Control Circuit Redstone


Tier 1

Tier 1 ore processing

Tier 1 ore processing results in a x2 ingot production. It introduces the Enrichment Chamber, which uses energy to change ores into 2 Dusts each. You can smelt the dusts into ingots using your furnace or Energized Smelter, resulting in 2 ingots per ore.

New recipes

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Basic Control Circuit +
Redstone +
Iron Ingot +
Steel Casing

Redstone Basic Control Circuit Redstone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Enrichment Chamber
Iron Ingot Steel Casing Iron Ingot
Redstone Basic Control Circuit Redstone


Tier 2

Tier 2 ore processing

Tier 2 ore processing results in a x3 ingot production. It introduces the Purification Chamber, the Crusher, and the Electrolytic Separator. The Purification Chamber requires Oxygen and energy to change ores into three Clumps each. The clumps can then be put into the Crusher where they are turned into Dirty Dusts. You can put dirty dusts into the Enrichment Chamber where they are turned into regular dusts which can be smelted. After following this process, you will get three ingots per ore.

You can get oxygen by electrolyzing water in the Electrolytic Separator. Gather water using a bucket or Fluid Tank and put it in the input slot. This process also creates Hydrogen which can be used as a fuel for Jetpacks, Flamethrowers, and the Gas-Burning Generator.

New recipes

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Osmium Ingot +
Enriched Alloy +
Advanced Control Circuit +
Enrichment Chamber

Enriched Alloy Advanced Control Circuit Enriched Alloy Grid layout Arrow (small).png Purification Chamber
Osmium Ingot Enrichment Chamber Osmium Ingot
Enriched Alloy Advanced Control Circuit Enriched Alloy
Ingredients Crafting recipe

Basic Control Circuit +
Redstone +
Lava Bucket +
Steel Casing

Redstone Basic Control Circuit Redstone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Crusher
Lava Bucket Steel Casing Lava Bucket
Redstone Basic Control Circuit Redstone
Ingredients Crafting recipe

Enriched Alloy +
Iron Ingot +
Redstone +
Electrolytic Core

Iron Ingot Redstone Iron Ingot Grid layout Arrow (small).png Electrolytic Separator
Enriched Alloy Electrolytic Core Enriched Alloy
Iron Ingot Redstone Iron Ingot


Tier 3 and 4

These tiers are too complicated for a basic tutorial. If you complete this tutorial and want to move on to more advanced ore processing, check out the second part to this tutorial, Tutorials/Advanced Ore Processing Setup.




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