Iron Ore

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Iron Ore
Natural Resource
Used to smelt iron ingots and magnets. Obtained by gathering iron vein.
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Gathered FromIron veins
Stack Size100

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2 s
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Summary

Iron Ore is one of the core basic resources. Found commonly throughout the galaxy, it can be harvested and processed on almost any rocky planet. Iron is often used as a structural material, both its strength and ability to be alloyed with other materials making it useful in that regard.

It is mined with the Mining Machine.

It is smelted into Iron Ingots and Magnets.

Production Chain

Recipe Building Replicator? Technology
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2 s
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Icon Mining Machine.png ⛏️ N/A

Production Upgrades

Each level of the Veins Utilization upgrade increases the mining rate by a flat 10%, and reduces the consumption rate by a compounding 6%.

See here for a table of veins required to fill Belts per level of Veins Utilization.

Used In

Recipe Building Replicator? Technology
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1 s
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Icon Arc Smelter.pngIcon Plane Smelter.png Tech Automatic Metallurgy.png
Icon Magnet.png
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1.5 s
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Icon Arc Smelter.pngIcon Plane Smelter.png Tech Automatic Metallurgy.png

Player Tips & Tricks

  • Iron Ore is a root of a lot of higher-level recipes. Be sure to have plenty of it on hand.