The survival update added a lot of things, but also made ores harder to find.
Turns out, all they did was change the way the voxel appears on the surface.
You won’t be able to find ores by looking for dark patches anymore.
Instead, you should look for subtle, light discoloration in the ground to find ore veins.
In the snow, you might be able to notice yellow spots. This isn’t the sunlight, this is the ore patch.
It’s a lot more obvious when the snow is in the sunlight’s shadow, too.
It’s still difficult to find these patches just because they’re so hard to spot, especially on noisy grass or rock terrain, but you can try scrolling out your view with alt+mousewheel to get a good picture of the terrain, and you might be able to find these patches easier.
You can thank u/Gatonom for these images.
As a new finding, keep in mind these spots do not have to be exactly this color on their specified planets. They can be either black, yellow, or white spotted, depending on your specific world.
In my own test world Titan’s ores aren’t even visible because of the color similarity.
That’s really all there is to it now. Thanks for reading. Hope to see you out in space, engineers.