Mods / Geodes and Gemstones

Category: #Cosmetics #Crafting #Worldgen
Author: NethanielShade
Side: Both
Created: Oct 6th 2023 at 1:58 PM
Last modified: Apr 23rd at 12:25 AM
Downloads: 2604
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Latest file for v1.19.4: 1-click install

What is Geodes and Gemstones?

Currently, Geodes and Gemstones adds giant geodes and regular (small) geodes. The giant ones can be smashed in half by breaking them with a hammer, and the giant geode halves can be used similarly to a vanilla bucket, or as decoration. The smaller geodes can be smashed open by crafting them with a hammer and are purely decorative. For both smaller and larger geodes, there is one for each of the 23 main stone types + quartz, smoky quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, and olivine. This comes out to 230 unique combinations!

The geodes can be found very rarely on the surface and much more commonly in caves.

Other than that, in its current state this mod is mainly for decorational use, with little in the way of mechanics aside from using giant geode halves as buckets, however this mod does make the crystals and their resources slightly easier to get.





- Texture change for all five textures in \geodesandgemstones\assets\geodesandgemstones\textures\block\smallgeodes\crystaltypes
- BlockLooseRock class added to giantgeodeclosed and smallgeode, thanks Maltiez! This change hopefully fixes the floating geodes bug.
- Added some NearWater and UnderWater blockpatches, so geodes will now spawn more often in/around shallow water.
- Rebalanced geode spawning chances across the board. They are slightly more common in caves, slightly less common everywhere else, as a rule of thumb. On the surface, this should roughly balance out by the fact that they have extra chances to spawn in/around water.
- Changes to the en.json lang file, most notably all instances of "Giant Geode" replaced with "Large Geode" so as to avoid confusion with my modded geodes and the vanilla vugs.
- Added geode chairs and tables.


- Release




Why “wishlist” instead of “roadmap?” I am new to modding, and thus am still a novice. Some of these mechanics are things I would like to add if/when I get to the point of being able to write a compiled code mod, but cannot make any promises about them actually being added in the future. Others don’t require code but are outside of the scope of “just add a couple of geodes to the game.”

  1. Geodes spawning in water. Currently it seems to be impossible to make them spawn underwater without writing a custom class for them. I did have them using the “NearWater” and “UnderWater” placement modes in the blockpatches json, but they would spawn floating on top of the water and only fall in when updated. This has been fixed, geodes spawn in water as intended.
  2. Decorative versions of the current half opened giant geode and the smaller geode variants. For the giant geode half, since it is a liquid container, it cannot have random rotation. For the smaller geodes, since they are ground placeable they also cannot have random rotation. No clue how I could implement this for the smaller ones, but for the bigger one I’ll probably create a variant that isn’t a liquid container that you can craft, so it can have random rotation and look less grid-like. Probably might also make some that you can lean against a wall or against a stand or something.
  3. Non-spherical giant geodes like those 10,000+ pound geodes from Uruguay and “Crystal Caves” like the Pulpi Geode In Spain.
  4. Gemstones. This mod is called “Gemstones and Geodes,” after all, and though I only chose that name because it sounds good, it might be cool to add more gemstones and also maybe some kind of gem cutting.
  5. Updated textures? The current textures I made aren’t *bad* in my opinion, but they were textures I made pretty quickly just so I could get them in game for testing purposes. I think it looks pretty mid and might update the textures to look better in the future.
  6. More ways to get geodes? I thought about adding them as a rare drop when mining cracked stone types, but wasn't sure about whether I should or not. I'd be patching a new drop to a vanilla block, which would make the mod possibly incompatible with any other mod that touched cracked stone drops, and also it would make finding geodes less about exploration and more about placing and breaking cracked stone, like flint from gravel in minecraft. So I'm undecided on whether I will add this or not.
  7. Making the large geodes already be filled with water when cracked open. Not sure how to do this.
  8. More geode furniture, such as geode chests, and maybe weapon customization with crystals as suggested in the discord. Not sure on that tho, it's a big maybe.


Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.1.1 670 Apr 23rd at 12:25 AM Show Install now
v1.1.0 1636 Oct 10th 2023 at 6:11 PM Show Install now
v1.0.0 298 Oct 6th 2023 at 2:02 PM Show Install now

22 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 l33tmaan, May 15th at 3:27 AM

Could you please make it so the geodes can be put in display cases? 

💬 NethanielShadeAuthor, Apr 30th at 5:07 AM

Calcite you can try messing around with values in stonesshells.json at geodesandgemstones\assets\geodesandgemstones\patches\worldgen\blockpatches to make them more rare if you'd like

💬 Calcite, Apr 26th at 3:09 AM

Love the mod! Is there a way to make them even more rare? It feels like I run into them pretty often on the surface.Or a way to make them only spawn in caves at the current rairity?

💬 Azraile, Apr 24th at 10:12 PM

my I sugest a large geode table, could combine it with glass or resin for a smoth flat but clear surface

💬 Choosingzero, Apr 24th at 4:01 AM

As a avid crystal collecter that cant go rockhounding due to physical issues this mod somehow itches a spot ive needed which is awesome. Hope you get around to adding the larger sizes like in the wishlist and maybe more random internals! 

💬 ATree, Apr 23rd at 5:01 PM

Very cool!

💬 NethanielShadeAuthor, Apr 23rd at 12:29 AM

MadGnome's version has been officially added as an update, all thanks to him. I'm busy with college right now, but I plan on coming back to this mod when I have free time. It is not dead, just on hiatus!

💬 MadGnome, Mar 13th at 9:18 PM

Glad I could lend a hand Calous

💬 Calous, Mar 8th at 4:45 AM

Thanks for the work around MadGnome, came here to report the problem and I found a fix.


💬 MadGnome, Mar 3rd at 5:09 PM

The hammer won't work any longer to break Geodes in the 1.19.4 version.

In your mod channel in the official VS Discord I've uploaded the fixed jsons that has sounds (under this same name), and runs on 1.19.4 (Uses a chisel now to break Geodes in half).  You can swap the updated files out manually instead of downloading the .zip (which is always a good idea not to download ZIPs from Discord from people you don't know).

Thanks for making this awesome mod Nethaniel!

💬 Vari_Ares, Feb 3rd at 5:45 AM

That the best mod I ever seen ! Please continues to update it ! There is some minors issues like no sound when hitting Giant Geodes with hammer for breaking them etc... but please ! This mod NEED to be in Vanilla ! <3

💬 Novalee, Jan 23rd at 9:46 PM

Tested in 1.19.1 and it appears to still be working.

💬 NethanielShadeAuthor, Nov 25th 2023 at 3:24 AM

I have an idea I wanted to make for geode lamps/lanterns but I'd wanted to make it a directional light, which I'm not sure is even possible in the game at the moment. I'll probably still make it but it will look a little weird

💬 TheNiteFox, Oct 30th 2023 at 5:01 PM

I just have to say, I Love the idea that the big Geodes can hold fluids/ water just like a bowl! XD And these are soo pretty! 

Im with Nemo4ever with the geode lamps! o.o

Also I just have to say, I absolutely love finding the geodes scattered about! Something about finding thm, idk what, just makes me smile! ^_^ It's going to be my new fav thing now - got collect all the geodes! :P 

💬 Nemo4ever, Oct 30th 2023 at 12:43 AM

Suggestion, geode lamps. . .

💬 NethanielShadeAuthor, Oct 10th 2023 at 6:13 PM


That bug has been fixed in the new update. It was never intentional in the first place.

💬 Fractomedus, Oct 10th 2023 at 4:21 PM

Okay, after some creative gameplay I've noticed that Sooo many geodes are spawning directly on the water deposits. You need to fix that because geodes even if they contain air inside, they doesn't float on water in real life, they drown like regular rocks, so you need to fix it, so your mod will generate geodes only on solid blocks. Except this it's amazing and beautiful :), but for now, I need to turn off your mod because geodes on water looks strange ;). Also geodes should be more rare, because there's a lot of them everywhere hah :), especially on water

💬 NethanielShadeAuthor, Oct 8th 2023 at 10:20 PM


Currently looking into it, hopefully next update should include a bugfix for that.


I used the "rockwithdeposit" property for the outer layer of the geodes, because it is what loose stones use. I'm aware obsidian doesn't spawn as its own strata, but I'm guessing in caves there's a chance for obsidian to be exposed to air, and thus have loose stone (or geodes) spawn on it.

💬 Fractomedus, Oct 8th 2023 at 11:25 AM

Amazing and soo beautiful, but geode in obsidian?

💬 Vogi, Oct 8th 2023 at 5:50 AM

It's so beautiful! Amazing mod! Just one thing, found a bug/probably unintended behaviour - I found one small geode inside a cave that was in the air, I suppose it should be on the ground. Other than that lovely addition to my world :)

💬 Thricelight, Oct 6th 2023 at 7:56 PM

Great stuff! Looking forward to finding these in my new world. :)

💬 1618, Oct 6th 2023 at 5:32 PM

Fantanstic. Thanks. Among my favorite things. Finding them in hidden ruins like lost treasures would be great.

Stardew valley had a great mod that made gems sparkle, in case that peaks interest.

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