Oil Source

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Oil Source
Oil Source

Name Oil Source
Source Mod Magneticraft
ID Name
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Blast Resistance 10.0
Hardness 2.0
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Wooden Pickaxe

Oil Source is a world generation ore block added by the Magneticraft mod. It generates in the Overworld at lower levels in veins. It can not be harvested with normal or silk touch tools and any attempt to harvest it will destroy the block. (I was able to find Oil Source veins by looking for Tar generation on the surface in Swampland biomes and then using the Oil Prospector.) In previous versions, Oil Sources were found below surface Crude Oil, but as of 0.6.1, the surface Oil has been replaced by surface Tar, which makes it easier to differentiate from BuildCraft generated surface Oil.

Oil processing starts by finding a vein of Oil Source blocks using the Oil Prospector and then setting up a Pumpjack above it. The Pumpjack is powered by Magneticraft Low Voltage Electricity. If the Pumpjack is placed above an Oil Source and powered, it will dig below the Horse Head end in a 1x1 hole down and eject the blocks (Item conduits from most mods do not connect to the Pumpjack) into the world in front of it until it gets to the Oil Source vein. The Pumpjack will place Concrete posts in place of the blocks it digs, similar to the tubing of a real world Pumpjack, until it reaches an Oil Source block. The Concrete posts do not despawn or decay in v0.6.1 even after the Pumpjack is done and is removed. Once the Pumpjack reaches an Oil Source, it will extract Oil from the Oil Source and when it is depleted, it will turn the block into a Drained Oil Source and start extracting from connected Oil Sources until the entire vein is drained. Oil will automatically eject from any of the 3 connectors below the Horse Head end of the Pumpjack into connected fluid inventories or pipes, such as the Iron Pipe or Fluid Tank.


Oil Source has no known uses in crafting.

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