Mining! The last new feature in the upcoming patch is finally ready.
Ore veins will be randomly generated across the world - you can get coal, copper, tin, iron or empty veins.
When you first start out you'll need to use Crude Tools to mine ore veins (which will both take a while and require multiple Crude Tools) but you'll eventually progress to the different pickaxe tiers.
Like I said, the patch is pretty much done. We're mostly working on making sure the patch deploys smoothly now as well as making sure the new updater does its job properly. I can't confirm a release date right now but it's likely to be next week.
If you haven't already done so be sure to check out the new website too!