Mods / Richer Than Dirt

Category: #Crafting #QoL #Tweak #Utility
Author: Quixjote
Side: Server
Created: Mar 19th 2021 at 3:47 AM
Last modified: Sep 7th 2021 at 4:33 AM
Downloads: 2507
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(v1.2.0 Update September 6, 2021 - Snowball Homestead)


Full Story so Far HERE [Along with All Mods related to my tale]

After finding some traders to offer you some much needed resources. You start harvesting some cobblestone remaining from the ruins. Not sure why the traders would leave the cobblestone behind, but you are glad as it is easy to build with... and stable. As you get to the bottom of the structure, and starting to get worn out, you find some dirt! Not great dirt mind you, but dirt all the same. 

Wait a second... what if you took one of those logs you bought from your [Expanded Trader] and made a Pan? Maybe you can find something useful? OMG! The dirt contains riches! Ok... Maybe not gold and silver, but Worms, Clay, and Cat Tail! In a frozen world those might as well be gold! Among all this you even find the starts of Berry Bushes! Better get those things in the greenhouses ASAP!


There are a few textural glitches with panning soils. Sometimes it shows a different soil's texture while panning, but this does not impact the results of what you are panning.

This Mod also works outside of a Snowball world. The Story is just continuing of the "Snowball's Chance in Heck" Storyline.



Richer Than Dirt

“When all you have is dirt and a pan, you are rich indeed”



  • Panning of Soils
  • Soil Upgrade Kits
  • Fire Pellets
  • Fine Soil Created from using Sand in Quern
  • Fine Sand Panning Drops
  • Broken Pottery Shards for Preta Soil Upgrade Kit
  • Packed Snow Bricks


  • Sand/Gravel Panning Drops


Please make backups of your worlds before installing in an existing world

However, this mod should work in an existing world.


For Richer Than Dirt v1.1.2 - Game Version 1.15 or Higher is Required.

In order to Pan Worms and Fishing Hooks, you will need to have Primitive Survival by SpearAndFang, found at


While this mod works with JakeCool19’s Useful Stuff ( ) Sluice, I have found that certain items that should be rarer when hand-panning end up more frequent with the sluice. Still unsure the cause, and in certain circumstances can "break" worlds through infinite resources. Consider turning down Sluice Efficiency if used in conjunction with RTD.


Eventually Packed Snow Bricks will be in its own mod with similar block types to reduce load.



Version 1.1.0 Update 3/28/2021

Fixes Textures to different Soils when being panned


  • Soil Upgrading
    • Low Quality Soil Mix
    • Medium Quality Soil Mix
    • Compost Soil Mix
    • Terra Preta Soil Mix
  • Packed Snow Bricks -- Block Type
  • Reduced Resistance of Snow Blocks to be in line with Snow Layered if Continued to full block height.
  • Broken Clay Shards -- used in Terra preta Soil Mix 
  • Querning Sand to get Fine Sand
  • Panning Fine Sand for High Clay Yield



Version 1.1.1 Update 4/7/2021

Added Fuel Pellets. A fuel that is cureable 3 times over. Willing or able to wait the full time, and be rewarded with great warmth!

Can be crafted with minimal materials (And just a little hunting or trading).

Version 1.1.2 Update 8/26/2021

  • Added Changelog
  • Added Readme
  • Fixed Path location for Pan for 1.15 compatibility to allow panning of resources (The thing this mod is supposed to do originally)
  • Updated Verbiage from Compost Block to High Quality Soil in Language File
  • Increased Stack Size for Soil Upgrade Kits from 1 to 4
  • Increased Yield for Soil Upgrade Kits from 1 to 2
  • Update Verbiage for Soil Upgrade Kits to Reflect Stack Sizes
  • Updated modinfo.json to reflect 1.15 requirement

Version 1.2.0 - The Snowball Homestead! 9/6/2021

This version should be complete. Please let me know if any lang entries are missing.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download
v1.2.0 796 Sep 7th 2021 at 4:33 AM Show
v1.1.2 306 Aug 26th 2021 at 5:39 PM Show
v1.1.1 495 Apr 8th 2021 at 3:35 AM Show
v1.1.0 318 Mar 29th 2021 at 3:20 AM Show
v1.0.1 300 Mar 22nd 2021 at 2:57 AM Show
v1.0.0 291 Mar 19th 2021 at 3:52 AM Show

4 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 Anchovy, Sep 18th at 8:29 PM

was working with 1.16.

any chance for an update for 1.17?

💬 Quixjote, Sep 22nd 2021 at 9:22 PM

Loktar: Thank you, that will be in the next update

Malakai: Not sure why you would be getting an error with Muddy Gravel, I haven't even incorporated Muddy Gravel into RTD yet. Do you have Wild Farming installed by chance? I know that allows panning of Muddy Gravel. Either way, I will keep it on my radar during my next update :) Thank you for the heads up.

💬 Malakai, Sep 9th 2021 at 5:42 PM

Getting a crash when trying to pan muddy soil :/

💬 Loktar, Sep 7th 2021 at 3:12 PM

"Fine Soil Created from using Sand in Quern" should say Fine Sand correct?

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