Prospecting Pick

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Prospecting Pick
Grid Copper prospecting pick.png
Type Tools
Durability Copper: 150
Tin Bronze: 250
Bismuth Bronze: 300
Black Bronze: 350
Gold: 60
Silver: 80
Iron: 650
Meteoric Iron: 900
Steel: 1625
Stackable 1

Prospecting Picks (Propick) are used to help players locate ore deposits for mining. An in depth guide discussing the various mining modes can be found on the Mining page.


The raw material used to create the tool head determines the crafting process required:

  • Casting (100 units): Copper and Bronze alloy
  • Smithing (1 ingot): tool head crafted from the metals shown in the table (below).
  • Assembly:



Copper prospecting pick

Tool Tiers

Material Durability Material Tier Mining Speed (Stone & Ore) Mining Speed (Metal) Attack Power (HP) Attack Tier
Gold 60 2 2.7x N/A 1.8 2
Silver 80 2 2.7x N/A 1.8 2
Copper 150 2 2.5x N/A 1.3 2
Tin Bronze 250 3 3.3x N/A 1.8 3
Bismuth Bronze 300 3 3.0x N/A 1.5 3
Black Bronze 350 3 3.5x N/A 2.0 3
Iron 650 4 4.5x 4.5x 2.3 4
Meteoric Iron 900 4 4.8x 4.8x 2.3 4
Steel 1625 5 5.5x 5.5x 2.5 5


See also Mining - Prospecting

Prospecting picks have two modes, Density Search and Node Search. Density Search mode allows players to sample three rock blocks within 4 blocks of each other to return the probability of ores in that chunk of the world. The probability is returned in ‰, parts-per-thousand, for each ore type. Density Search mode is useful in telling players what ores to expect to find within a given chunk, but does not tell players exactly where the ore may be, nor its potential size or quality.

Node Search mode is a much more precise way of identifying ores. By default, it is disabled in world generation, but can be changed via worldgen command after a world has been created. After breaking a single block in Node Search Mode, the game scans all blocks in the specified radius, and tells the player if detectable ores are nearby. This mode tells players the direction and size of the ore deposit relative to the broken block.

Blocks broken by the prospecting pick do not drop any materials.


Propicks can be used to mine blocks, which include ores and mineral materials. However, when blocks are broken, rock, small stones or ores normally contained in the chunks of stone will not be dropped, this means the block is destroyed without any yield.


Tools are items commonly used by players and are generally equipped in the hotbar. Up to four tools can be placed on the tool rack, a specialized wall-mounted storage container. Propicks do not stack in inventory or when placed in containers.

Prospecting Pick Tutorial Videos

Prospecting Pick Tutorial English In depth propick tutorial including mod recommendations

Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

Rawclay blue.pngClay Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Peat.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil

Construction Blocks

Claybricks-blue.pngCeramic Blocks Glass-plain.pngGlass Planks-oak.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks Grid Stone path.pngPath

Functional Blocks

Grid Barrel.pngBarrel Grid Woodbucket.pngWooden Bucket Bed-wood-head-north.pngBed Chest-east.pngContainers Firepit lit.pngFirepit Forge.pngForge Grid Loot Vessel.pngCracked Vessels Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Large trough.pngTrough

Decorative Blocks

Grid Painting.pngPainting Mediumcarpet-turqoise-ns.pngCarpets Bookshelves-ns.pngBookshelves Flowerpot-earthern-empty.pngFlowerpots Agedwallpaperplanks-green-east.pngWallpapers Salvation.pngTapestry

Metal Working

Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelve_hammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Gem-emerald-rough.pngGemstone

Tools & Weapons

Grid Copper axe.pngAxe Bow-simple.pngBow Grid Copper Chisel.pngChisel Grid copper cleaver.pngCleaver Grid Wooden club.pngClub Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Hoe-copper.pngHoe Knife-copper.pngKnife Pickaxe-copper.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper saw.pngSaw Scythe-copper.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Grid Crude Square Shield.pngShield Shovel-copper.pngShovel Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Sword-copper.pngSword


Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags

Craftable Resources

Grid Oak board.pngBoards Charcoal.pngCharcoal Coke.pngCoke Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Flaxtwine.pngFlax


Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerries Grid mushroom bolete.pngMushrooms Grid Cattail tops.pngCooper's Reed (Cattail) Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Tallgrass-tall.pngGrass Tallfern.pngOther Plants Sapling-oak.pngTrees Sapling-oak.pngFruit Trees Flax.pngWild Foods


Bear-male-polar.pngBear BeeMob.pngBees Creature-bell-normal.pngBell Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Creature-fox-male.pngFox Hare-male-lightbrown.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Locust.pngLocust Raccoon.pngRaccoon Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf


Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Sword-copper.pngCombat Hoe-copper.pngFarming Bread-spelt.pngCooking Bone.pngHealth Flax.pngSatiety Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Pickaxe-copper.pngMining Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Gear-temporal.pngTemporal Stability Grid Copper hammer.pngSteel Making


Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Torch.pngLight sources Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Berrybush blueberry ripe.pngWorld Generation