All 5 Ores can be extracted from their respective Ore Nodes by placing single-use Extractors on the Nodes.
Four of these Ores can be collected in infinite amounts, only Lumite Ore is available in limited amounts - but there are still thousands of Lumite Nodes on every Creativerse game world (mainly on the Corruption layer).
Three types of Ore (Coal, Obsidian Ore and Iron Ore) can be collected from randomly spawning Treasure Chests and can be obtained from certain Creatures like Keepas, Silver Keepas, Golden Keepas, Hot Feet or Warmworms. Two types of Ore Nodes can be created in infinite amounts - Coal Nodes and Diamond Nodes.
How to obtain
Coal can be extracted from Coal Nodes all over the Fossil layer that spans the whole game world, sometimes also on the Stalactite layer, and often additionally on the surface in Mountain biomes. Coal Nodes can be created in infinite amounts by throwing Freeze Bombs at Tar.
A few pieces of Coal each can also be obtained from Keepas, Silver Keepas and Golden Keepas either as a loot when killing them or when harvesting from them when they are Pet and have been fed their favorite Food.
Obsidian Ore can be extracted from Obsidian Nodes that can be found all over the Fossil layer underground, more rarely reaching the Stalactite layer, but occasionally also on the surface in Mountain biomes.
Additionally to that, 10-30 pieces of Obsidian Ore can often be obtained from Iron Treasure Chests that randomly spawn on Lava layer blocks, and from Diamond Treasure Chests that randomly spawn on Corrupted Blocks.
Additionally to that, 10-30 pieces of Iron Ore can occasionally be obtained from Iron Treasure Chests that randomly spawn on Lava layer blocks, and from Diamond Treasure Chests that randomly spawn on Corrupted Blocks.
Diamond Ore can be extracted from Diamond Nodes all throughout the Lava layer (and also in large amounts in the Corruption layer and on the lower levels of the Stalactite layer only on older template worlds).
Lumite Ore can be extracted from Lumite Nodes that can be found all over the Corruption layer underground (plus in the lower levels of the Lava layer mainly on older template worlds). Lumite Nodes are rarer than all the other Ore Nodes, but more often well visible in the ceiling, the ground (sometimes covered with Corrupted Water) and the walls of "hills" in the gigantic swamp cave that is the Corruption layer.
All Ores can be extracted from many thousands of Nodes that are embedded in all of the underground Layers on every Creativerse game world. Creativerse game worlds are not procedurally generated, but instead copied from template worlds that already feature all the Ore Nodes at fixed positions. No Ore Nodes will spawn after world generation, however two types of Ore Nodes can be created infinitely - Coal Nodes and Diamond Nodes.
Please note that even though you can occasionally find Ore Nodes visibly embedded in walls, ceilings and floors of Caves, most Nodes are completely embedded in rocks and can only be reached by digging through the according underground Layers.
Digging mineshafts will require certain Power Cells to be equipped. TNT-type Explosives and Excavators (not to be mistaken with Extractors that are required to extract Ores from their Nodes) can help a lot with digging through the underground layers, but will leave all Ore Nodes intact.
Coal Nodes and Obsidian Nodes are usually grouped together in patches of 2-5 Node blocks, while Iron Nodes can more often be found in patches of 2-4 blocks, patches of Diamond Nodes more often only consist of 3 Node blocks and Lumite Nodes most often only come in pairs of 2 Node blocks, while patches of 4 or even 5 Lumite Nodes are quite rare. On much older game worlds this can be a bit different though.
Extracting Ore from Nodes
To extract Ores from Nodes you cannot use your ArcTek gauntlet powered by Power Cells, instead you will have to use single-use Extractors - either Basic Extractors, Advanced Extractors or Super Extractors can be applied on any kind of Node. TNT-type Explosives and Excavators do no have any effect on Ore Nodes.
Super Extractors can only be made from a crafting recipe that the Thing (a Creature on the Corruption layer deep underground) provides, either in its Loot Bag when you kill it or as a pet-harvest after you've tamed and fed it.
All Extractors will take a while to extract all the Ore; however the better the Extractor-type is, the faster it works and also the more ore will be gained. Do not be reluctant to craft Advanced Extractors soon; they really pay off.
|Node||Number of Ores||Time needed|
|Coal Node||6 x Coal||1 minute|
|Obsidian Node||6 x Obsidian Ore||5 minutes|
|Iron Node||5 x Iron Ore||5 minutes|
|Diamond Node||3 x Diamond Ore||10 minutes|
|Lumite Node||2 x Lumite Node||10 minutes|
|Node||Number of Ores||Time needed|
|Coal Node||12 x Coal||30 seconds|
|Obsidian Node||12 x Obsidian Ore||2:30 minutes|
|Iron Node||10 x Iron Ore||2:30 minutes|
|Diamond Node||6 x Diamond Ore||5 minutes|
|Lumite Node||4 x Lumite Node||5 minutes|
|Node||Number of Ores||Time needed|
|Coal Node||21 x Coal||18 seconds|
|Obsidian Node||21 x Obsidian Ore||1:30 minutes|
|Iron Node||18 x Iron Ore||1:30 minutes|
|Diamond Node||10 x Diamond Ore||3 minutes|
|Lumite Node||7 x Lumite Node||3 minutes|
First, put a stack of Extractors (and/or Advanced Extractors or Super Extractors) into any slot in your quickbar. Then select this quickslot (preferably by typing its number) and click the right mouse button while pointing at an Ore Node with your cursor in order to place the Extractor so it can extract the Ore from the Node.
All types of Extractors are single-use items; they will be used up when they have completed their work, and they cannot be removed from the Node before they have finished extracting all of the Ore.
The permission setting of Extractors is "just me" by default (different from most other activatable objects and storage containers) and can be changed manually by clicking on the padlock symbol in order to let other players take the Ore as well. Extractors will start their extraction process immediately when placed on a Node, they cannot be wired to be activated at a later time.
It is recommended to craft Advanced Extractors as soon as you can, since it takes much longer to search for more Nodes than to extract twice the amount of Ore from one Node and faster too. You can easily use the surplus Ore that you harvest this way to craft more Advanced Extractors.
After placing an Extractor, you can check how long the extraction is going to take by looking at it with your cursor and either clicking your right mouse button or typing "f" as the default key.
You can take any amount of Ore that has already been processed at that time from the lower slot of the Extractor. You cannot remove the Extractor itself though before it has completed it's work.
When the Extractor is done, it will stop "singing" and "fold up" with a lout click. You can take all the (remaining) Ore at once by typing "f" again (as the default key). This will then remove the Node and use up the Extractor too. Sometimes Extractors that still have Ore inside will repeat the clicking sound when players get close as a reminder to collect the remaining Ore.
There is no other way to destroy or remove Ore Nodes than by placing Extractors and taking them after they've extracted all of the Ore from the Nodes. Even the strongest types of TNT and Excavators will leave them intact.
Smelting Ores into Bars
While Coal can be used for crafting directly and also as a Fuel for Forges, all other 4 types of Ores have to be smelted into Bars before they can be used for crafting, like by cutting them into Slabs and/or Rods in a Processor.
Smelting Ores into Bars in a Forge does not require any crafting recipes to be unlocked.
To do so, you will have to carry the Ore and any type of Fuel (see below) in your inventory. Then you'll have to activate a Forge that has been placed into the game world by right-clicking the Forge or typing "f" (as the default key) while pointing at the Forge with your cursor.
When activating a Forge, the inventory screen will be replaced with a list of everything that you carry in your inventory, segmented into: forgeable materials, materials that can be used as fuel, and the rest.
Right-click on an Ore on top of the inventory list to move it into the Forge, and then right-click on any type of available Fuel in your inventory list to move it into the Fuel slot of the Forge.
The type of Fuel that you choose will determine how long it will take for the Ore to be smelted into Bars in the Forge.
Tier 1 Fuel
Examples of Level 1 Fuel: 2x Wood blocks of most types, 4x Leaves blocks of most types, 8x Wood Rods, many plants like Tallgrass, and several crafted wooden items or blocks, often 2-8 units/pieces at a time
- Tier 1 Fuel will smelt one Obsidian Ore into an Obsidian Bar in 20 seconds.
- Tier 1 Fuel will smelt one Iron Ore into an Iron Bar in 20 seconds.
- Tier 1 Fuel will smelt 1 Diamond Ore into 1 Diamond (bar) in 1 minute.
- Tier 1 Fuel will smelt 1 Lumite Ore into 1 Lumite (bar) in 1 minute.
Tier 2 Fuel
- Tier 2 Fuel will smelt one Obsidian Ore into an Obsidian Bar in 10 seconds.
- Tier 2 Fuel will smelt one Iron Ore into an Iron Bar in 10 seconds.
- Tier 2 Fuel will smelt 1 Diamond Ore into 1 Diamond (bar) in 30 seconds.
- Tier 2 Fuel will smelt 1 Lumite Ore into 1 Lumite (bar) in 30 seconds.
Tier 3 Fuel
- Tier 3 Fuel will smelt one Obsidian Ore into an Obsidian Bar in 6 seconds.
- Tier 3 Fuel will smelt one one Iron Ore into an Iron Bar in 6 seconds.
- Tier 3 Fuel will smelt 1 Diamond Ore into 1 Diamond (bar) in 20 seconds.
- Tier 3 Fuel will smelt 1 Lumite Ore into 1 Lumite (bar) in 20 seconds.
Tier 10 Fuel
- Tier 10 Fuel will smelt one Obsidian Ore into an Obsidian Bar in 2 seconds.
- Tier 10 Fuel will smelt one one Iron Ore into an Iron Bar in 2 seconds.
- Tier 10 Fuel will smelt 1 Diamond Ore into 1 Diamond (bar) in 6 seconds.
- Tier 10 Fuel will smelt 1 Lumite Ore into 1 Lumite (bar) in 6 seconds.
Crafting with Ores
All other 4 types of Ores have to be smelted into Bars first before they can be used for crafting.
In a Processor,
Smelting Ores to Bars in Forges and creating Slabs, Rods, Slopes etc. in Processors doesn't require any crafting recipes; but crafting equipment, objects and items like Power Cells, Armor, Weapons, Tools, Crafting Tools, Machines, Explosives, furniture, building blocks and much more is done in the Crafting Menu (to be opened by typing "Q" as the default key) and will require crafting recipes to be unlocked before they can be used.
Ores of any kind cannot be placed into the game world, cannot be put into any quickslot and cannot be displayed on/in display containers like Placemats, Stone Wall Shelves, Hidden Temple Altars, Wood Planters, Flower Pots or Galactic Grav-Chambers.
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