|This article is about the Iridium Ore item added by IndustrialCraft 2 that is used in crafting Iridium Plates. You may be looking for the Iridium Ore Block added by GregTech that can be mined or processed in a Macerator to create Iridium Ore.|
|Source Mod||IndustrialCraft 2|
Also with GregTech, Sheldonite Ore can produce Iridium Ore using a Pulverizer (1 Sheldonite Ore, 10% chance) or Rock Crusher (1 Sheldonite Ore, 10% chance).
Alternatively, processing Ferrous Ore inside of a Pulverizer or Rock Crusher has a small chance to yield 1 Shiny Nugget. Proccessing your Shiny Nugget inside of an Industrial Centrifuge will give you 1 Iridium Nugget. Compressing 9 Iridium Nuggets will yield 1 Iridium Ingot.
Obtaining Iridium Ore can most easily be aquired by going to The End and finding Sheldonite Ore. Sheldonite Ore is mostly found along the small islands outside of the main island and will require a JetPack unless you have massive amounts of Cobblestone and time that you would be willing to spare. When you gather up a decent amount of Sheldonite Ore you can process it via a Pulverizer or Rock Crusher to get Platinum dust and a chance at Iridium Ore. Processing your Platinum dust inside of an Industrial Centrifuge will yield 1 Iridium Nugget. Compressing 9 of these nuggets will give you 1 Iridium Ingot. This is a very viable alternative to mining in the regular world if you are not having any luck finding Iridium as Sheldonite Ore can be pretty commonly found in the end as long as you have a Jetpack and means to get back to the regular world(will require you to kill the Ender Dragon).
Note from the above 2 paragraphs that using an Industrial Grinder is a much more efficient way to obtain Iridium, however it is more of a late-game item.
Iridium Ore can also be produced by using UU-Matter produced in a Mass Fabricator or a Matter Fabricator depending on the GregTech difficulty setting. If GregTech is installed, a Mass Fabricator cannot be used, and if a certain portion of the GregTech configuration file is enabled, it will disable Iridium's UU-Matter recipe, as shown below.
- Iridium ore is most often used to craft Quantum Armor, which will use large amounts of it, but it is also used to craft several items in the Gravisuite mod as well, including the Cooling Cores and the Gravitation Pack.