It would basically mean that we start fresh, but always with the same core principles that SimpleOres has always had - to provide more variety to Minecraft in a balanced, intuitive fashion. It doesn't have to be a perfect clone of the origin, fresh ideas are always welcome. But it's not something I can commit to alone.
I probably won't be able to contribute anything if use code-wise, but I'd love to help with that. A few months back I was working on some custom ores for a Mod Pack that tried to be Simple Ore-like without just copying the Simple Ore ores, so it would be amazing to help with the idea for a new incarnation of Simple Ores. Also, I could probably make time to do some play/bug testing once it is further along.
And I was a bit surprised when I did my weekly browse through the newly update mods on Curse and saw Simple Ores there. Glad to see the mod is back after a brief hiatus. Though during those months I did plan to move the Mod Pack that needed Simple Ores back to 1.11 and do a different Mod Pack in 1.12... Guess I'll just have 2 1.12 packs by now unless Simple Ores manages to port to 1.13 before I get there; TBH, I'd really love it if it ends up being 1.13 =P