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Ores are mined from Asteroids or Planets and can be processed in the Refinery. They can be mined with either a Drill or Hand Drill. They can also be found in the cargo holds of some pre-built ships, especially mining ships.


Conversion Factor

To process Ore you need a Basic Refinery, a Refinery or a Survival kit. In the Survival kit you need to Querry the production of Ingots, the Refinerys will pull the Ores from all connected Containers to process them. The yield of a Basic Refinery is 30% lower than that of a Refinery or Survival kit. Because of this it is recommended to not use a Basic Refinery for stone processing in the early game stages, as a Survival kit produces more Ingots per kilo of stone.

Raw material Refinery Basic refinery Survival kit Refined material
Stone 1.4% 0.98% 1.4% Gravel
3% 2.1% 3% Iron ingots
0.24% 0.168% 0.24% Nickel ingots
0.4% 0.28% 0.4% Silicon wafers
Scrap Metal 80% 56% - Iron ingots
Iron 70% 49% - Iron ingots
Nickel 40% 28% - Nickel ingots
Silicon 70% 49% - Silicon wafers
Cobalt 30% 21% - Cobalt ingots
Magnesium 0.7% 0.49% - Magnesium powder
Silver 10% - - Silver ingots
Gold 1% - - Gold ingots
Uranium 1% - - Uranium ingots
Platinum 0.5% - - Platinum ingots

Examples:

  • If you refine 1000 kg of Silicon ore in a Basic Refinery, you will get 49% of the weight in Silicon, which is 490 kg.
  • If you refine 1000 kg of Silicon ore in a Refinery, you will get 70% of the weight in Silicon, which is 700 kg. 
  • If you refine 1000 kg of Silicon ore in a Refinery with 4 Yield Modules, you will get 140% of the weight in Silicon, which is 1400 kg.

  

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