This mod adds ore deposites in the form of rock-like nodes that can be mined up to get a good amount of resources.
When mined, they are guaranteed to drop both cobblestone and the ore they contain. Plus a small chance to drop 1-2 stone, an extra ore, and/or 1-2 of the chunk/item a normal ore would drop.
The idea behind the mod is to replenish already dug out mines with these ore deposites. While also giving more opportunities to stock up on resources for those that may not want to dig hundreds of blocks down to retrieve them. The ores do require their minimum pickaxe level in order to mine them to keep up some semblence of balance. While also keeping rare ore spawn rates rare, and common ores common. Another thing to keep in mind, is that these ore deposites follow a cycle of spawning in after a minute. These cycles also have a chance to despawn ore deposits that previous cycles spawned in, keeping them from overcrowding mines.
Must have for most servers
Addresses an annoying issue. Also easy to read code, therefore highly extensible for those that care to make custom ore deposits.
I see surface level ore farms becoming a thing. May or may not be intended, but if that stuff gets regulated it should be toggleable. Also someone who might have made building floors and roofs from default:stone migh have a surprise. A very niche case though.
In summary: This mod is a gamechanger for people doing multiplayer and server admins.