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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 main components in nearly every item in Astroneer. They are gathered and created by the Player to make the Items needed to play the game. Natural resources vary in rarity, with some occurring more commonly around the various planets, with others only appearing on a couple. Most of these resources are used to create refined and composite resources at a Smelting Furnace or a Chemistry Lab, which are used to create mid and end-game items.

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).

Extracting[edit | edit source]

While using the Terrain Tool to dig out Terrain, any Small Canisters will be used to store the excess Icon Soil.png Soil. By using the Icon Soil Centrifuge.png 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]

Once researched and built, the Icon Trade Platform.png Trade Platform is an excellent way to procure specific resources by trading Icon Scrap.png Scrap for what you need. The rarer the resource, the more scrap it costs at the Trade Platform. Scrap is a good way to obtain resources due to the abundance of salvageable items that can be put into the Medium or Large Shredders.

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.

Research[edit | edit source]

Most resources are able to be researched in the Research Chamber for bytes. They can provide an early stream of bytes before the player finds research items that provide more bytes per second.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Natural Resources[edit | edit source]

The following resources are found naturally on all planets:

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

The following natural 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 Refines To
Icon Sphalerite.png Sphalerite Icon Zinc.png Zinc
Icon Wolframite.png Wolframite Icon Tungsten.png Tungsten
Icon Malachite.png Malachite Icon Copper.png Copper
Icon Lithium.png Lithium
Icon Hematite.png Hematite Icon Iron.png Iron
Icon Titanite.png Titanite Icon Titanium.png Titanium

Refined Resources[edit | edit source]

The items listed in the table below are refined using the Smelting Furnace.

Refined Resource Raw Resource
Icon Carbon.png Carbon Icon Organic.png Organic
Icon Ceramic.png Ceramic Icon Clay.png Clay
Icon Glass.png Glass Icon Quartz.png Quartz
Icon Aluminum.png Aluminum Icon Laterite.png Laterite
Icon Zinc.png Zinc Icon Sphalerite.png Sphalerite
Icon Copper.png Copper Icon Malachite.png Malachite
Icon Tungsten.png Tungsten Icon Wolframite.png Wolframite
Icon Iron.png Iron Icon Hematite.png Hematite
Icon Titanium.png Titanium Icon Titanite.png Titanite

Atmospheric Resources[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 Calidor.png Calidor Icon Vesania.png Vesania Icon Novus.png Novus Icon Glacio.png Glacio Icon Atrox.png Atrox
Icon Hydrogen.png Hydrogen 75 50 100 25 × ×
Icon Argon.png Argon × × 50 × 100 ×
Icon Methane.png Methane × × × 75 × 100
Icon Nitrogen.png Nitrogen 100 × 75 × × 50
Icon Sulfur.png Sulfur × 100 × × × 75
Icon Helium.png Helium × × × × × 25

Composite Resources[edit | edit source]

The items in the table below are composite resources created in the Chemistry Lab, with some requiring an Atmospheric Resource.

Composite Resource Resource 1 Resource 2 Gas
Icon Rubber.png Rubber Icon Organic.png Organic Icon Resin.png Resin n/a
Icon Plastic.png Plastic Icon Carbon.png Carbon Icon Compound.png Compound n/a
Icon Aluminum Alloy.png Aluminum Alloy Icon Aluminum.png Aluminum Icon Copper.png Copper n/a
Icon Tungsten Carbide.png Tungsten Carbide Icon Tungsten.png Tungsten Icon Carbon.png Carbon n/a
Icon Graphene.png Graphene Icon Graphite.png Graphite Icon Hydrazine.png Hydrazine n/a
Icon Diamond.png Diamond Icon Graphene.png Graphene Icon Graphene.png Graphene n/a
Icon Hydrazine.png Hydrazine Icon Ammonium.png Ammonium Icon Ammonium.png Ammonium Icon Hydrogen.png Hydrogen
Icon Silicone.png Silicone Icon Resin.png Resin Icon Quartz.png Quartz Icon Methane.png Methane
Icon Explosive Powder.png Explosive Powder Icon Carbon.png Carbon Icon Carbon.png Carbon Icon Sulfur.png Sulfur
Icon Steel.png Steel Icon Iron.png Iron Icon Carbon.png Carbon Icon Argon.png Argon
Icon Titanium Alloy.png Titanium Alloy Icon Titanium.png Titanium Icon Graphene.png Graphene Icon Nitrogen.png Nitrogen
Icon Nanocarbon Alloy.png Nanocarbon Alloy Icon Titanium Alloy.png Titanium Alloy Icon Steel.png Steel Icon Helium.png Helium

Other Resources[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]