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Nether Mine

Note: The Nether Mine cannot be built until you have finished the research in the University.

The Nether Mine is where the Nether Miner works. The Nether Miner travels into the Nether and mines resources found there. The level of the hut determines what items Nether Miner brings back.

  • Level 1: blaze rod, ender pearl, ghast tear, gold ingot, gold nugget, gravel, gunpowder, leather, magma cream, nether quartz ore, netherrack, porkchop, rotten flesh, soul sand, soul_soil.
  • Level 2: All items from previous levels, plus brown mushroom, crimson fungus, crimson nylium, crimson stem, glowstone, nether wart, red mushroom.
  • Level 3: All items from previous levels, plus basalt, warped fungus, warped nylium, warped_stem.
  • Level 4: All items from previous levels, plus blackstone, nether gold ore.
  • Level 5: All items from previous levels, plus ancient debris.

The Nether Miner can also craft lava buckets.

Note: The portal in the Nether Mine will transport players to the Nether. However, the Nether Miner does not actually travel into the Nether, nor do they actually mine any blocks in the Nether.

Nether Mine

Nether Mine



Nether Mine GUI


When accessing the Nether Mine hut block by right-clicking on it, you will see a GUI with different options. You start on the main tab:

  • Pencil: Allows you to rename the building. The level of the building will always be listed after the name.

  • Hut Level: Tells you the type of hut and the build level of the building you have selected.

  • Assigned Workers: Tells you the worker assigned to this building.

  • Manage Workers: Lets you change which worker is assigned to work at this hut. There can only be one worker at each hut. Note: this only works if you have turned the worker hiring mode in the Town Hall block to manual, otherwise your citizens will be hired automatically.

  • Recall Worker: Recalls the worker at this building to their hut block. You might use it if they are stuck somewhere, you want to see what they have, or want to give them something directly.

  • Build Options: Lets you create a build, upgrade, or repair build order for this hut. To learn more about the building system, please visit the Builder page.

  • Pickup Priority: You can set the priority that a Courier will visit this hut and pick up items (when the worker at this hut issues a request), or you can tell Couriers to never visit this hut to pick up items. You can also tell a Courier to do a pickup now using the Request Pickup Now button. (For the pickup priority, 10 is the highest.)

  • Inventory: Here you can access the hut block’s storage, where the worker at this hut takes and deposits materials. They will also use any racks that were placed in the hut when it was built or upgraded, so be sure to check those as well!

  • ?: Some huts have an in-game guide. Press the ? button to access it.

  • A chest icon: Click this button to see all the items in the hut’s storage (including the hut block’s inventory and any racks that came with the hut). Clicking the ? button next to an item’s count will highlight the storage container it’s in.


The second tab of the GUI is Crafting Recipes.

Here you can see all the crafting recipes this hut knows. The arrows allow you to move them up or down in priority. You are also able to disable specific recipes.

Minimum stock GUI

The third tab of the GUI is Minimum Stock. It has one button:

Use this button to tell the Nether Mine to keep a minimum stock on hand. Set items will be displayed above the button.


The fourth tab of the GUI is Settings.

  • Recipe Mode: This is unlocked by researching Warehouse Master in the University. This allows you to change the order the hut chooses when it knows more than one recipe for an item.

    • Priority: This is the default setting. The hut will try to use the recipe that is higher up in their recipe list first.

    • Warehouse Stock: The hut will look in the warehouse first to see what resource you have more of before deciding what recipe it will use.

  • Close portal on return: Tells the Nether Miner whether to close the portal or not when they return. Default is On.


The fifth tab of the GUI is Food.

Listed here are items that can be used by the Nether Miner as food while they are traveling in the Nether. Simply turn on any that you want your Nether Miner to eat, and a Courier will deliver those items when they need food. All items are on by default. The black box at the top is to search for items.


The sixth tab of the GUI is Tasks.

This tab shows you any requests the hut is working on, and where it is going.

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