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Crucibles are storage blocks used to melt things, added by Ex Nihilo in Version 1.12.



An Unfired Crucible is crafted with 7 Porcelain Clay.


The Unfired Crucible is then heated in a furnace to produce a usable Crucible.



Certain solid blocks can be melted down after placed in the crucible while the crucible is placed above one of the following heat sources:

Heat Source Melting Speed (Standard: 0.1 mB/Tick or 2mB/s) Time / Block Time / Bucket
Torch x1.0 2m 5s 8m 20s
Lit Furnace x1.5

1m 33.5s

6m 15s
Lava (Source & Flowing) x3.0 41.6s 2m 46s
Fire x4.0 31.25s 2m 5s
Fire Water x8.0 15.625s 1m 2.5s

The Cruciblethe applied block down to its respective fluid. A list of the blocks that can be used on the Crucible can be found below:

Source Block Liquid Amount


Lava 250 mB
Cobblestone Lava 250 mB
Gravel Lava 250 mB
Netherrack Lava 1000 mB
Ice Water 1000 mB

Storing Fluids

The crucible can hold all types of fluids for an infinite time, giving it possible usage as a cheap liquid storage method.


Crucibles are compatible with the following blocks and mods:

  • Minecraft Vanilla:
    • Hoppers can be used to fill Crucibles
  • EnderIO:
    • Crucibles can be filled and emptied with Item and Fluid Conduit.
  • Extra Utilities:
    • Crucibles can be filled with blocks or items from the top, as well as ejected fluids using Extra Utilities' Transfer Nodes of any type
  • MineTweaker (with ModTweaker?):

Additional Fuel Sources

The following fuels are added by other mods (excluding MineTweaker):

Modification Heat Source

Melting Speed (Standard: 0.1 mB/Tick or 2mB/s)

Time / Block

Time / Bucket

Thermal Expansion Pyrotheum (Flowing) x10 25s 1m 40s
Thermal Expansion Pyrotheum (Source) x7.0 17.9s 1m 11s
Extreme Reactors Yellorium Block x20.0 6.25s 25s
Immersive Engineering Uranium x20.0 6.25s 25s
Mekanism Superheating Element x60.0 2.083s 8.333s
Thermal Foundation Blazing Pyrotheum x90.0 1.5s 6s
ExtraPlanets Nuclear Bomb x150.0 0.833s 3.333s

Additional Melting Recipes

The following Blocks from other mods can be used on a crucible without MineTweaker:

Modification Source Block Liquid Amount