Vein Miner Mod for Minecraft 1.12.2/1.11.2

Vein Miner Mod 1.12.2/1.11.2 is a Minecraft mod that helps mine veins of ores by mining blocks which have the same type in a chain reaction. That gives you the blocks at the end. It is inspired by Connected Destruction by Bspkrs.

It improves upon Connected Destruction by:

  • Can be optionally be installed in the client for hotkey support
  • Can have personal settings (that can be remembered using the client part of the mod)
  • Actually uses the tool to mine, so drops are correct
  • Can change the settings in-game


To use Veinminer, you need to have Veinminer installed on the server (for single player games the client and the server are the same). You do not need to have Veinminer installed on the client; however, it will provide reduced functionality to the clients that do not have it installed.

In order to get the most out of Veinminer, you shold edit the VeinMiner.cfg config file. This mod adds the ids of the blocks to the different block lists to that you wish to be able to mine using Veinminer. This mod adds any tools that you want to be able to use to use with Veinminer. The IDs should be changed on the server.

The default config file has the vanilla ores added for the pickaxes, vanilla wood added for the vanilla axes and clay for the shovel.

Veinminer has several modes, each of which determine when it is activated. Modes are specific to each player.

  • ‘Disabled’: Don’t activate at all. This is the default if you don’t have the mod installed in the client.
  • ‘Auto’: Activate when the keyboard shortcut (also called a keybind) is pressed in the client. The keyboard shortcut by default is ‘~`.
  • ‘Sneak’: Activate while you are sneaking. This is the same option as provided by Connected Destruction. This is the default if you have the client.
  • ‘No Sneak’: Activate while you are not sneaking.

The client setting in the config file allows you to choose what mode you go into when you join a game. To set the default mod to disabled, you should set the shortcut to an unused key.

You can use the ‘/veinminer‘ command to change the mode that VeinMiner is in for you. This can be done with ‘/veinminer enable <mode>‘ where ‘<mode>‘ is one of ‘disable;, ‘auto’; ‘sneak’; or ‘no_sneak’. You can use ‘/veinminer help enable‘ for help (i.e. info on this page).

Using the default settings, it is an easy way to see that VeinMiner working is to chop a tree (from vanilla) down using an axe (from vanilla).

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How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • Enjoy the mod.

VeinMiner Mod Download Links:

File Name Status Game Version Date
VeinMiner 0.38.1 [MC1.12; rev 639] Release 1.12.2 Jul 28, 2017
VeinMiner 0.38.1 [MC1.11,1.11.2; rev 635] Release 1.11.2 Jul 28, 2017
VeinMiner 0.38.1 [MC1.9,1.9.4,1.10,1.10.2; rev 618] Release 1.10.2 Jul 28, 2017
VeinMiner 0.38.0 [MC1.12; rev 633] Release 1.12 Jun 27, 2017
VeinMiner 0.36.0 [MC1.8.8,1.8.9; rev 579] Release 1.8.9 Jun 17, 2017
VeinMiner 0.36.0 [MC1.7.10; rev 496] Release 1.7.10 Jun 17, 2017
VeinMiner 0.35.2 [MC1.11; rev 600] Release 1.11 Dec 22, 2016
VeinMiner 0.33.1 [MC1.9,1.9.4,1.10; rev 554] Release 1.10 Jun 23, 2016
VeinMiner 0.33.0 [MC1.9,1.9.4; rev 553] Release 1.9.4 Jun 18, 2016
VeinMiner 0.31.5 [MC1.9; build unknown] Release 1.9 Mar 21, 2016
VeinMiner-1.8_0.30.2.unknown.jar Release 1.8 Nov 25, 2015

Credits: portablejim

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