Chlorophyte Ore is an ore found in the Underground Jungle in Hard Mode that spawns at any depth. It requires a pick or drill with at least 200% pickaxe power to mine. The earliest tools available to mine them are Drax and Pickaxe Axe, which are accessible after all 3 Mechanical Bosses have been defeated. Chlorophyte is one of the most important ores late game. It is used to craft the high-grade armors for Melee, Mage, and Ranger, namely Turtle Armor, Spectre Armor and Shroomite Armor respectively. It is highly recommended to use Spelunker Potions when in search for these ores, as it makes finding them much easier considering they blend in with the green jungle very well.


  • Chlorophyte Ore can actually grow, converting Mud blocks into more Chlorophyte Ore. This, however, only occurs at stone layer level or deeper, including the Underworld. The ores will not grow in a pre-Hard Mode world.
  • The ores won't "grow" if there are too many of them in one area. Within roughly every 100 ft, you may only have 25 blocks of the ore, then it will stop growing. Because of this, it is advised to not make the farm in the Underground Jungle, as there will be many ores hidden, preventing growth.
  • A good way to create a "farm" for Chlorophyte Ore is to create a 5x5 square of mud and putting one ore in the middle. Space the blocks at least 100 ft away from one another. Multiple blocks in one dense space will not yield more ores than a single block with sufficient spacing.
  • If the Chlorophyte Ore "farm" is next to an Underground Corruption or Underground Crimson the biomes will change the Mud into Dirt thus stopping the Chlorophyte Ore from "growing".
  • When on an online world, the ores may appear as though they are not growing. The block will appear as mud after spreading to another block, but after breaking the block, or reloading the world, it will appear as Chlorophyte Ore. So if the Chlorophyte Farm is at cavern level or lower, and suddenly seems to stop growing, try reloading the world or try the command, "settle" if TShock is currently in use.
  • A good way to keep Chlorophyte in your world, is to always leave one or two pieces behind for every chunk you gather. This way, you will not run short of it as the Chlorophyte will grow back shortly after.


  •  The name Chlorophyte and the way the ore spreads may be a reference to the green algae type called Chlorophyta, or the green pigment in plants called chlorophyll.
  • The first part of the word, Chloro- comes from the greek word khlōrós, meaning green. The second part, -phyte comes from the greek word phutón, meaning plant. Therefore chlorophyte literally means 'a green plant'.


Update Info


  • Now stacks to 999.
  • 'Grows' slower.
  • Slightly rarer.


  • Added to the game.
Original Metals Alternative Metals

Copper Ore Copper Ore

Copper Bar Copper Bar

Tin Ore Tin Ore

Tin Bar Tin Bar

Iron Ore Iron Ore

Iron bar1 Iron Bar

Lead Ore Lead Ore

Lead Bar Lead Bar

Silver Ore Silver Ore

Silver bar1 Silver Bar

Tungsten Ore Tungsten Ore

Tungsten Bar Tungsten Bar

Gold Ore Gold Ore

Gold Bar Gold Bar

Platinum Ore Platinum Ore

Platinum Bar2 Platinum Bar

Demonite ore1 Demonite Ore

Demonite bar Demonite Bar

Crimtane Ore Crimtane Ore

Crimtane Bar Crimtane Bar

Hard Mode Metals

Cobalt Ore Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Bar Cobalt Bar

Palladium Ore Palladium Ore

Palladium Bar Palladium Bar

Mythril Ore Mythril Ore

Mythril Bar Mythril Bar

Orichalcum Ore Orichalcum Ore

Orichalcum Bar Orichalcum Bar

Adamantite Ore Adamantite Ore

Adamantite Bar Adamantite Bar

Titanium Ore Titanium Ore

Titanium Bar Titanium Bar

Chlorophyte Ore Chlorophyte Ore

Chlorophyte Bar Chlorophyte Bar

Hallowed Bar Hallowed Bar

Shroomite Bar Shroomite Bar

Other Minerals & Materials

Meteorite ore Meteorite Ore

Meteorite bar Meteorite Bar

Hellstone1 Hellstone

Hellstone Bar Hellstone Bar

Ectoplasm Ectoplasm

Obsidian1 Obsidian