Ore is a class of materials found naturally on planets. It can be extracted through mining and refined into bars using furnaces such as primitive furnace, industrial furnace, and atomic furnace. Bars are a main component of crafting weapons, armor, and furniture.
Ore is distributed in proportional layers throughout planets, meaning smaller planets will have less ground to dig through to get to deeper ore.
Each ore will allow for a 'tier' of armor, weapons and furniture to be crafted that will resemble the ores appearance and share a stylistic theme. Each race has unique ore based armor available by default.
These ores are used in several crafting recipes and are available on all planets except for Barren planets and Moons. Asteroid Fields only contain copper, silver, and gold ores. Diamonds are rarely found near a planet's core in small quantities.
Weapon and Racial Armor Ores
Gems are a type of ore with miscellaneous uses and are used to craft various decorative objects.
These are ores that don't fit into any other category, such as Core Fragments.
These ores currently exist in the game files but are not implemented or are not available to players through normal means. Some other ores were present in previous versions but have since been removed.
The following table shows a 3 by 3 square arrangement of each ore as they can appear in-game.