|Mod||Equivalent Exchange 3|
The Minium Stone is a tool that allows you to transmute items and blocks into other equivalent items. Every time you transmute an item in a crafting grid, the stone takes some damage. The stone has 1521 uses. Alternatively, placing the stone in your hotbar and using it as a tool to right click on blocks will transmute the block (if possible) at the cost of one use. All use costs can be changed in EE3's configuration file.
These transmutations involve a single block transmuting into another single block. They may either be performed on a crafting table with a minium stone, or directly on a placed block. In older versions of EE3, doing a direct transmutation will not damage the Minium Stone.
To perform a direct transmutation, place the Minium Stone in your hand and point your crosshair at the block you wish to change. The block will flash/glow white, and in the lower-right corner of the screen you will see a red orb indicator with the next block type inside (or empty if a transmutation is not possible). When you right click, a "poof" sound will play and a shroud particle affect will briefly display, and the block will change to that new type.
The following is a list of transmutation sequences for various blocks.
Sand > Dirt > Cobblestone > Grass Block > Sand
Shrub > Grass > Fern > Shrub
Stone Bricks > Mossy Stone Bricks > Cracked Stone Bricks > Chiseled Stone Bricks > Stone Bricks
Flower <-> Rose
Melon <-> Pumpkin (the stalk can also be transmuted, although the growth will reset to the first stage)
Stone > Cobblestone
Glass > Sand
Wood, Wooden Planks, Wooden Slabs, and Tree Saplings, and Leaves can be transmuted through the different wood types in the following order:
Oak > Spruce > Birch > Jungle > Oak
Wooden Stairs follow the same order, skipping oak (Spruce > Birch > Jungle > Spruce).
Dyed Wool can be transmuted in the following order (note that dyes themselves transmute in reverse order and skip white):
White > Orange > Magenta > Light Blue > Yellow > Lime Green > Pink > Gray > Light Gray > Cyan > Purple > Blue > Brown > Green > Red > Black > White
The Minium Stone can also be used to smelt anything that can be smelted in a furnace. Simply craft it with a piece of coal or charcoal and 7 of the item you wish to smelt to retrieve 7 of the resulting smelted item. This is slightly less efficient as smelting in a furnace produces 8 items per coal, but if you use this method the smelting will be instant. For example: