So I started a new world with the 1.2 update, and spent several hours mining minerals. From all my mining, not once did I come across any copper, which is supposed to be the most common mineral found in the game. What happened to it?


From the patch notes:

  • Your world has a chance to get alternative ore as a replacement for copper, iron, silver, and gold

There's no indication on what it's replaced with in the notes.

Gigazelle has found the following:

  • copper = tin
  • iron = lead
  • silver = tungsten
  • gold = platinum

Hardmode ores:

  • cobalt = palladium
  • mithril = orichalcum
  • adamantite = titanium
  • unless it can vary, tin is the replacement for copper – 3ventic Oct 1 '13 at 20:32
  • I believe tin and lead replace copper. Not certain as I haven't played enough 1.2 to be sure, but it seems that way. – Rapitor Oct 1 '13 at 21:25
  • It would be great if you could also link the patch notes. – Nolonar Oct 1 '13 at 21:32
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    The patch notes ended up on a google doc (out of all places). I added a link. Also, figured out that copper = tin, iron = lead, silver = tungsten, and gold = platinum. You can only have one of each, but all are random. So for my world, I have tin, iron, tungsten and platinum; other worlds have different combinations. – Gigazelle Oct 1 '13 at 23:28

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