I'm using the latest Mindcrack version, and am wondering if there is somethings I can do to make caving easier and more efficient. The reason why I'm caving is to get the rest of the nikolite I need to finish one of my energy farms. I calculated that I need about 11,006 nikolite, which I have used much of. I only need a few thousand more, but that is where the problem lies. There isn't really a reason for me to make a quarry, since I have plenty of most of the other materials. I cave in a cave world age so I can travel to cave to cave without having to dig stacks of stone in between travels. Another benefit is that most mobs do not spawn in the cave, so I do not have to fight many mobs unless I end up around layer 30. The brightness setting also helps for this, so I don't have to place torches. Some items such as the pickaxe of the core and ore magnets don't help much so I don't bother using them. I mine the nikolite with a silk touch diamond pick so I can get ten dust from each ore. (Although I know an industrial grinder is better, I am content with using a rotary macerator.) Lava is easily dealt with via a full hazmat suit.
I know that under all of these preferences, that I have likely made a almost perfect caving age to cave in. However, I want to know if I can go further to make caving as easy as possible. Although I do have the dense ores page, I've rather not use it since it would further destabilize the world. The caving world does have the effect of nausea, but it is only effective above the main cave at surface level.