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A map of materials and crafting dependencies for version 1.0
A map of resource crafting dependencies for version 1.0

Resources are the raw materials collected by Astroneers in order to create and fuel items, objects, and vehicles. Resources vary in rarity, with some occurring naturally in great quantity on a planet's surface; some appearing only on specific kinds of planets or deep below the surface; and yet others that don't occur naturally at all and must be either found as part of a discovery or traded for using a Trade Platform.

Harvesting[edit | edit source]

Naturally occurring resources, found in deposits on or below a planet's surface, can be excavated with tools like the Terrain Tool or Drill Head. This will break the deposits apart and collect the resource into portable items, often called "stacks." Some of these resources are harvested in an unrefined form and need to be smelted using the Smelting Furnace before they can be used, such as Laterite (which smelts into Aluminum) and Malachite (which smelts into Copper). Oxygen, Power, Resin, and Compound used to be found in spires, which were removed in 0.4.10221.0. Oxygen and Power were also found in small deposits across cave walls, before they were removed entirely in version

Extracting[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Soil Centrifuge

While using the Terrain Tool to dig out Terrain, any canisters will be used to store the excess Soil. By using the Soil Centrifuge, it is possible to extract certain resources directly from canisters filled with soil. These resources include: Resin, Compound, Organic, Clay, Quartz, Graphite, and Ammonium.

Trading[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Trade Platform

Once researched and built, the Trade Platform is an excellent way to procure specific resources by trading scrap for what you need. The rarer the resource, the more value it is prescribed at the Trade Platform, and the more you are able to get in exchange for it. Scrap is an easy way to obtain lots of resources, thanks to the abundance provided by throwing salvageable parts into the Large or Medium Shredder.

Discoveries[edit | edit source]

Discoveries such as space debris and supply drops will often yield resources and consumables, as well as lots of valuable salvageable parts.

Resource Lists[edit | edit source]

Natural Resource[edit | edit source]

The following resources are found on all planets:

Icon Ammonium.png Ammonium
Icon Astronium.png Astronium
Icon Clay.png Clay
Icon Compound.png Compound
Icon Graphite.png Graphite
Icon Laterite.png Laterite
Icon Organic.png Organic
Icon Quartz.png Quartz
Icon Resin.png Resin

The following resources are found on specific planets:

Resource Icon Sylva.png Sylva Icon Desolo.png Desolo Icon Calidor.png Calidor Icon Vesania.png Vesania Icon Novus.png Novus Icon Glacio.png Glacio Icon Atrox.png Atrox
Icon Hematite.png Hematite - - - - x x -
Icon Lithium.png Lithium - - - x x - -
Icon Malachite.png Malachite x - x - - - -
Icon Sphalerite.png Sphalerite x x - - - - -
Icon Titanite.png Titanite - - - x - x -
Icon Wolframite.png Wolframite - x x - - - -

Refined Resource[edit | edit source]

Atmospheric Resource[edit | edit source]

This table lists the part per unit (PPU) the player may get on a planet of each atmospheric resource. A higher PPU will result in a shorter harvesting time.

Resource Icon Sylva.png Sylva Icon Desolo.png Desolo Icon Calidor.png Calidor Icon Vesania.png Vesania Icon Novus.png Novus Icon Glacio.png Glacio Icon Atrox.png Atrox
Icon Argon.png Argon - - - 50 - 100 -
Icon Helium.png Helium - - - - - - 25
Icon Hydrogen.png Hydrogen 75 - 50 100 25 - -
Icon Methane.png Methane - - - - 75 - 100
Icon Nitrogen.png Nitrogen 100 - - 75 - - 50
Icon Sulfur.png Sulfur - - 100 - - - 75

Composite Resources[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]