- This page is about the Pickaxe added by GregTech 5. For other uses, see .
|Tooltip text||Hold Leftclick to quarry minerals and stones|
The Pickaxe added by GregTech 5 is a Meta-Tool used to mine stone, ores, and similar blocks. When GregTech is installed, the crafting recipes for Vanilla and IndustrialCraft 2 pickaxes are modified slightly.
While the recipes for the Wood, Stone and Diamond pickaxes are unchanged from Vanilla, the Iron, Bronze, and Gold pickaxes are changed to require crafting tools. Additionally, a pickaxe can be made from Flint using a Stone-like recipe. Following are shown the recipes for the Flint, Iron, Bronze, and Gold pickaxes:
Vanilla-type pickaxes have reduced durability, but still function normally as Vanilla tools and are otherwise unchanged. The Flint pickaxe is a Meta-Tool. It has increased durability, loses variable amounts of durability when used depending on block hardness, and cannot be used to break any block that is not Pickaxe-harvestable.
Most GregTech Pickaxes are Meta-Tools. To craft one, first craft a Pickaxe Head, and then craft the Head together with a Stick. Higher tier and specialty materials may require a Steel or Thaumium Rod in place of the Stick.
The Pickaxe Head is made from a plate and two ingots of the same tool material. A Pickaxe Head may also be made from Gem-type materials, in which case three gems are used instead, and no plate or hammer is needed.
Alternately, metal Pickaxe Heads may be made in an Extruder using a Pickaxe Head Shape. Higher tier materials require a higher tier Extruder to craft.
The tool's material defines its durability, mining speed, and mining level. For a list of tool materials, see Material Properties.