Meteorites are the most common type of meteorite you will encounter. They crash down to the ground and cool rapidly, turning into cooled Meteor blocks and reducing the amount of Meteor Chips the meteorite ore gives. Hot meteorite blocks have purple, yellow and orange speckles on them; they will set fire to any character who stands on the block, also if any item drops on them the item will set alight and disappear (similar to lava) this means that a lot of meteor chips shall be lost in the mining process. Any meteorite has a chance to spawn Alien Creepers when broken. Meteor chips can be used to craft Meteorite tools, sword, and armor. All of the tools and armor have a special enchantment that causes dropped items to move towards the player, much like experience. This is especially useful when mining ore over lava, as the magnet effect draws the ore to the player before it falls into the lava. A full set of Meteorite armor gives the player 8 armor points, .5 more that iron armor, and has slightly less durability than diamond armor.
Another use for Meteorite chips is to create a Meteor Shield which protect the surrounding area from natural meteorites.
The Meteor Blocks may also rarely contain Red Meteor Gems which are used to upgrade your Meteor Shield, as well as the ability to craft Meteor Summoners and Detectors. Note that the Meteor Block has to still be hot in order to have a chance of possibly finding a Red Meteor Gem.
Tools: All meteorite tools (swords, pickaxes, shovels, etc.) give the Magnetization I enchant when right-clicked. This pretty much pulls in items, much like experience comes to the player.
-Meteorite Sword- Deals 8 damage per hit
Armor: All meteorite armor gives the Magnetization I enchant when right-clicked.
-Meteorite Helmet- Gives 1 bar of armor, and automatically has the Magnetization enchant, even without right-clicking
-Meteorite Chestplate- Gives 3.5 bars of armor, and automatically has the Magnetization enchant, even without right-clicking
-Meteorite Leggings- Gives 2.5 bars of armor, and automatically has the Magnetization enchant, even without right-clicking
-Meteorite Boots- Gives 1 bar of armor, and automatically has the Magnetization enchant, even without right-clicking
Some meteorite ore can be found deep in the ground. This feature was added so it would be possible to obtain a meteorite shield faster and protect one's house.