Laterite is one of the Resources in Astroneer. It is mined from red-and-blue cylindrical crystal deposits and can be refined in the Smelting Furnace to produce Aluminum.
Laterite can be found on all planets, typically underground in caves.
Laterite can be found on all of the Planets.
The Trade Platform gives 1 Laterite for each Scrap, up to 8 Laterite for 8 Scrap.
Laterite is used to craft the following items:
Laterite was called "Hematite" in one of the developer Let's Plays. Hematite is an ore which can be smelted into Iron which was not implemented at the time.
A Laterite Deposit (pre-crafting update)
A Laterite Deposit (0.10.2)