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NeXTQuarry adds quarries to your server, without having your players required to have any mod installed. They can have several sizes & upgrades.

Note: I love to hear it when people run my plugin, so if you run this on your server, feel free to drop the ip in the comments, or send it to me by PM, and I might come take a look :)

What are they?

They are machines that dig out a big area for resources. These allow the player to go do other things while the machine mines for them. As convenient as it is, it also comes with some drawbacks of course. They are quite expensive to build, and require coal as fuel to be able to run. They won't do anything without it. Without any speed upgrades, they are also quite slow. The plugin tries to keep gameplay as balanced as possible.

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Usage Data:


Warnings & Notices

As with any plugin that performs blockchanges: BACK UP YOUR WORLD! The world changes made by this plugin are not reversible yet by the plugin itself. Please manage the permissions of this plugin with care, and watch out to who you give them.

Data usage notice: This plugin DOES collect anonymous usage data. This is toggleable, so if you do not approve of this, you're able to turn this off. The data collected is used to present the following information:

Update notice: The plugin DOES automatically update by default. This can be turned off in the configuration file.

Dev join message: This plugin CHANGES my join message. If you do not approve of this, you are able to turn this off in the configuration.


/nextquarry - Gives information about the plugin, and about your permissions as a player.

/nextquarry items - Opens an inventory with all NeXTQuarry items

/nextquarry craft - Shows the recipe book for all NeXTQuarry items

Supported Plugins

Block Protection

NeXTQuarry will take block protection into account from the following plugins:

  • WorldGuard
  • Factions
  • Residence

Block Logging

NeXTQuarry will manually log block changes made for the following plugins: (for rollbacks)

  • CoreProtect

Get the sauce!

Source code: Github Repository

CC This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


You can find the Configuration file in the NeXTQuarry folder inside your plugins folder, which should appear after the first start of your server with the plugin installed. The file is called config.yml.

All configurable options are documented right in the configuration file. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


  • nextquarry.user.* - Gives the player all user permissions. -Enabled for everyone by default-
  • nextquarry.user.tier1 - Allows the player to place tier 1 quarries. -Enabled for everyone by default-
  • nextquarry.user.tier2 - Allows the player to place tier 2 quarries. -Enabled for everyone by default-
  • nextquarry.user.tier3 - Allows the player to place tier 3 quarries. -Enabled for everyone by default-
  • nextquarry.user.remove - Allows the player to remove quarries. -Enabled for everyone by default-
  • nextquarry.user.edit - Allows the player to edit quarries. -Enabled for everyone by default-
  • nextquarry.user.craft - Gives access to /nextquarry craft. -Enabled for everyone by default-
  • nextquarry.admin - Gives the player admin permissions. -Enabled for ops by default-

Admins can break or edit quarries, no matter if it belongs to them or not. Users with the remove/edit permission, may only remove/edit quarries that belong to them if private quarries are enabled in the config.yml file. Admins can place quarries in worlds where it's not allowed, and can place unlimited quarries. The nextquarry.admin node also gives access to /nextquarry give.

Recipe time!

Quarry: Tier 1

This is a tier 1 quarry. It is 18 by 18 blocks, and digs a hole of 16 by 16 blocks.

Quarry: Tier 2

This is a tier 2 quarry. It is 34 by 34 blocks, and digs a hole of 32 by 32 blocks.

Quarry: Tier 3

This is a tier 3 quarry. It is 50 by 50 blocks, and digs a hole of 48 by 48 blocks.

Fuel Injector

Right click any quarry with this item, to open its fuel bay, and insert coal!

Quarry Wrench

Right click any quarry with this item, to open up the upgrade slots, and insert your upgrades!

Speed Upgrade

With this upgrade, your quarry will become faster! (but run out of fuel faster as well). Max. 3 per quarry.

Chest miner upgrade

With this upgrade, your quarry will mine the contents, of any chest it finds! Nice for looting dungeons! Max. 1 per quarry.

Fuel Finder Upgrade

With this upgrade, your quarry will automatically put the coal it finds in its fuel bay, if there is room. This way it will hopefully run for longer without refueling! You will mine less to no coal though. Max. 1 per quarry.

Fuel Efficiency Upgrade

With this upgrade, your quarry will last longer on the fuel it has. It will consume less, and do more work instead. Max 3 per quarry.

Smelter Upgrade

With this upgrade, your quarry will automatically smelt ores it finds. It uses the same amount of fuel a normal furnace does. This efficiency can be increased using the fuel efficiency upgrades. Max 1 per quarry.

Liquid Miner

This upgrade allows the quarry to fill any empty buckets in its chest with liquids it finds. If there aren't any, or if there is no room, the liquid will just be lost instead. Max 1 per quarry.

Cup of coffee

If you like this plugin, please consider buying me a cup of coffee! Donate via PayPal! (You can do so by clicking the "Donate" button in the header on the top right of this page. Thanks a bunch!)

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  • Avatar of kreezxil kreezxil Feb 02, 2014 at 22:20 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm back again! Hey guys help him develop 1.7.x faster by donating. I'll send some more $$ in a few weeks myself. This is a great plugin and I too want to see it available for 1.7.x.

    :) your home for Extreme 1.8 Modded SMP Public Minecraft Packs & Servers. We now have an Extreme 1.8 Skycraft server with over 180 mods!

  • Avatar of broluigi broluigi Jan 28, 2014 at 22:29 UTC - 0 likes

    can you make this have worldguard and towny support? i need it so players cant use this to get items outside their town!



  • Avatar of ShaneWANTSNEXTQUARRYMOD ShaneWANTSNEXTQUARRYMOD Jan 21, 2014 at 10:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Read my username... Please make it fo 1.7!!!!!!!!! Its been forever

  • Avatar of Asharara Asharara Jan 12, 2014 at 20:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @BeMacized: Go

    Hi hi I really would like to try this plugin on my 1.7.2-R0.2 would it be possible to get a PM link to the 1.7 version if it's complete. I figure it may take some time to get it approved on Bukkit.

  • Avatar of bittiez bittiez Dec 24, 2013 at 23:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Well, I'm not that new to Java so I took a look at the source code and tried to fix this myself. I guess I'm not that old to java either =/

    So far, I've gotten it down to this line that is making the script not work:

    chunk.a(b.getX() & 15, b.getY(), b.getZ() & 15, b, data);

    This line is in WorldFunctions.queueBlock.

    Unfortunately I don't know what chunk.a is supposed to do, and someone else told me the net.minecraft.server is obfuscated each release, meaning that most likely net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.Chunk.a is a different method than the previous version.

    • Shrugs* I'm lost, hope you come out with an update soon! Merry Christmas in the meantime!


  • Avatar of bittiez bittiez Dec 23, 2013 at 14:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Eagerly awaiting 1.7 release of this. Looks epic :)

  • Avatar of BeMacized BeMacized Dec 21, 2013 at 16:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @IvanSokolovBG: Go

    Seems like a compatibility issue with 1.7. I'll try to upload a new version for you asap!


  • Avatar of IvanSokolovBG IvanSokolovBG Dec 19, 2013 at 20:25 UTC - 0 likes

    I wanted to implement your plugin! Finally!
    But when i restarted my server, a massive error came out...
    i wasn't able to wait till full error...cuz like it looked it will continue forever...
    using craftbukkit version-1.7.2
    nextquarry verison-1.6.4(latest)
    a fix maybe...=-(

  • Avatar of BeMacized BeMacized Dec 01, 2013 at 22:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @Nuinethir: Go

    Haha thanks, although I'm dutch, so I don't celebrate thanksgiving here :P No it doesn't contain the fix. afaics, everything seems to be as it's supposed to be code side, couldn't really figure out why it could be malfunctioning.

  • Avatar of Nuinethir Nuinethir Nov 30, 2013 at 16:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @BeMacized: Go

    Does this latest update fix the quarry structure issue with Worldguard?

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks again!



Date created
Apr 15, 2013
Last update
Nov 27, 2013
Development stage
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