The macerator crushes and disposes of unwanted rock, soft resin, and sand and has a small chance to produce ore. It has a larger chance to produce ore when fed with ore, though coal doesn't seem to count as ore. In order to operate it needs a Conveyor Belt feeding it materials, and a hopper for any ores produced. If the macerator does not have an output hopper, it will become full after finding one ore and stop macerating any additional blocks until an output hopper is attached. It can macerate almost any block or material, acting like a trashcan. However, they will only have a minuscule chance to produce ores. They are around 20% efficient when fed ore.
Must be a Conveyor Belt.
Must be a Hopper.