Malachite is a biome-specific gemstone introduced with Biomes O'Plenty. It appears as an ore, an item, and decorative block.
Malachite Ore can be discovered in certain swampy biomes. A current list of these biomes can be found under Malachite Biomes.
An Iron Pickaxe or better is required to mine Malachite Ore. A Silk Touch Pickaxe can be used to collect the block of ore rather than the Malachite drop. The ore drops one gem with an unenchanted pickaxe. With fortune, the ore can drop up to four gems, one extra per level of fortune. Malachite Ore cannot be smelted.
9 Malachite can be crafted into a Block of Malachite for storage or decoration. These stack to 64.
Crafting Ingredient Edit
|Block of Malachite||Malachite||Decorative block made of Malachite gems.|
|Terrestrial Artifact||Ruby, Topaz, Amber, Peridot, Malachite, Sapphire, Tanzanite, and Emerald||A crafting component used in the Biome Finder, Enderporter, and Wanderer Music Disc|
It is also was a piece required for the removed item, the Ancient Staff.