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Thorium Ore
  • Thorium Ore item sprite
  • Thorium Ore placed graphic
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 40%
TypeOreCrafting material
PlaceableTango Tick1.png
Dimensions1 wide × 1 high
Use time15 Very Fast
Tooltip'This is truly an unnatural ore'
RarityRarity Level: 1
Sell700*7 Silver Coin.png
Dropped by
Entity Quantity Rate
Strange Crate
Scarlet Crate (Before Coznix, The Fallen Beholder)
8-20 25%
Scarlet Crate (Hardmode, After Coznix, The Fallen Beholder) 8-20 12.5%

Thorium Ore is an ore which generates naturally upon world creation in the Cavern layer, becoming increasingly common further down in the world. It can also be found in Strange Crates and Scarlet Crates. Its associated bar can be made into a variety of useful early game tools and weapons.

It can be mined with an Iron Pickaxe or better.


Used In[]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Thorium Block.png Stone Block.pngStone Block Furnace.pngAny Furnace
Thorium Ore.pngThorium Ore
Thorium Brick.png Clay Block.pngClay Block
Thorium Ore.pngThorium Ore
Thorium Anvil.png Iron Anvil.png Lead Anvil.pngIron Anvil or Lead Anvil Work Bench.pngWork Bench
Thorium Ore.pngThorium Ore (10)
Thorium Bar.png Thorium Ore.pngThorium Ore (4) Thorium Anvil.pngThorium Anvil


  • The name "Thorium" is inspired by a similarly named teal colored ore in the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft.
    • This ore was in turn inspired by the chemical element Thorium, which is a radioactive actinide metal.
  • Thorium was the first set of materials created for the mod when tConfig first came out, and its name has since stuck as the mod title.


  • Now requires at least 40% pickaxe power to be mined.
  • Now spawns deeper underground, and at a higher frequency.
  • Now generates in new worlds.
  • Introduced.