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Netskimmer
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Hi all,

Been enjoying the game, trying to get into mining but I am having trouble with the numbers. I've watched some videos and used density mode to find a chunk with ultra high Native copper 21%. I know that doesn't mean there is any copper, just a good chance. Though 21% doesn't seem like a good chance unless that means something else. I know my sea-level is 114 because my world height is 256, but I do not know how they came to that number. According to the Wiki, Native copper has a min/max Y value of 0.0 to 0.6, but I do know how to make use of those numbers. I know the ores occur in disk shapes but I do not know how to use those numbers to know what depth range I should be looking at. Basically, I need to know the following:

A) How did the YouTuber know that a word height of 256 meant a sea-level of 114?

B) How do I calculate my depth ranges from "Y min/max= 0.0/0.6"?

Any help would be appreciated.

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4 hours ago, Netskimmer said:

A) How did the YouTuber know that a word height of 256 meant a sea-level of 114?

They were told.  Most of the time you'll be told 110.  110, 114, close enough.  Multiply them by those decimal numbers and you'll have the Y range.  So (0.0*110), (0.6*110) = y level 0 to 66.   It is done this way to be more adaptable if you change the world heigh, in which case the sea level changes.

Fyi, when the propick tells you 21%, note that the percent sign has two zeros on the bottom.  It's actually a permille sign.  Percent is 'parts per 100' (cent = century = 100).   Permille is parts per 1000 (mille = 1000).  To read it as a percent you need to move the decimal one spot to the left.

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2 hours ago, Netskimmer said:

Thank you for the information. So it's telling me that it estimates that 2.1% of the chunk is native copper?

In theory, yes.  Deep copper occurs in some of the hugest veins in the game.

And as Netskimmer says, the second mode detects actually-present ores.    The primary mode that gives permilles does not change, even if you mine out the entire chunk.

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