The Minecraft Mineralogy Mod is a Minecraft mod with great features. This mod allows the player replaces the generic underground stone (sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic rocks) with real-world examples such as: villas, buildings, garden… Most of the new rocks can be crafted into polished versions by crafting 4 blocks of the same rock in a crafting grid.
A house/temple made with polished rocks:
An evil shrine made of stair and slab blocks:
Caving with Minecraft Mineralogy:
Stone and Cobblestone
The new rock types can be used in the place of stone and cobblestone in vanilla Minecraft recipes. If you need cobblestone, use this recipe (or you could make a cobblestone generator using lava and water): Craft 2 gravel blocks + 2 rock blocks = 4 cobblestone blocks
You can now smelt gravel directly into ?stone? blocks.
Stairs and Half-Slabs
All rock types that have polished versions can be crafted into stairs and slabs (the polished blocks can also be made into stairs). Stacking polished slabs on top of each other makes for nice stone columns. Drywall:
These panels are crafted from gypsum and paper and can be colored like wool.
Gun Powder: 1 Saltpeter + 1 Sulphur + 1 Charcoal = 4 Gun Powder 1 Saltpeter + 1 Sulphur + 1 Sugar = 4 Gun Powder
Mineral Fertilizer: Mineral fertilizer is even better than bonemeal for growing crops because a single use fertilizes a 3×3 area. 1 Saltpeter + 1 Phosphorous = 1 Mineral Fertilizer