Iron Ore

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Iron Ore
Iron Ore.png
Used for crafting.
The most essential basic resource.
Component
Category Ores
Stack Size 100
Blueprint Path

/Game/FactoryGame/Resource/RawResources/OreIron/Desc_OreIron.Desc_OreIron_C

Crafting
Mined In Miner
Mining Time 1s
Pieces Made 1
Ingredients
The foundation of any factory and the source of all that is beautiful!
~ Caterina Parks's assistant Steve

Iron ore is a base crafting component used as a first ingredient for many recipes.[1] Iron ore is produced by Miners built on top of an Iron Resource Node.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Iron ore may be located using the Resource Scanner shortly after the engineer leaves their drop-pod. It can be mined by hand or by using any of the miners.

Produced Items per Minute
Miner MK1Miner MK2Miner MK3
Impure3060120
Normal60120240
Pure120240480

There are currently 96 Iron resource nodes in-game; 24 impure, 35 normal, and 37 pure, 2 of those being blocked by a large and currently irremovable rock.[2] This means the upper limit of harvest rate is 59.700 Iron ore/min (Mk.3 miners, 250% overclock, Mk.6 belt).[3]

Total Iron Nodes
TypeNumberRate Mk2Rate Mk2 at 250 %
Impure 24 1440 3600
Normal 35 4200 10500
Pure 37 8880 22200
Total 96 14520 30750* / 36300

*Note: The maximum rate with a Miner MK2 at 250 % is 600/min, whereas a Belt MK4 can only carry 450/min, so the maximum mined number is not possible to transport.

Harvesting[edit | edit source]

With a Miner Mk.1, 30 impure iron ore, 60 iron ore or 120 pure iron ore is produced every minute using 5 MW of power.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Smelting[edit | edit source]

IngredientsTime (s)Product
1 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 2 1 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot
3 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 4 2 × Steel Ingot.png Steel Ingot
3 × Coal.png Coal
1 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 4 3 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot Alloy alt
1 × Copper Ore.png Copper Ore
6 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 8 6 × Steel Ingot.png Enriched Steel Ingot alt
3 × Compacted Coal.png Compacted Coal


References[edit | edit source]