Caterium Ore

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Caterium Ore
Caterium Ore.png
Caterium Ore is smelted into Caterium Ingots. Caterium Ingots are mostly used for advanced electronics.
Unlocked at Caterium Research - Caterium
Stack size 100
Sink value 7
Blueprint path


Caterium Ore is a semi-rare early-game ore found in the world. It is smelted into Caterium Ingots for further processing. It is analogous to real-life gold or silver.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Unlocking[edit | edit source]

 Caterium Ore is added to the Resource Scanner via the Caterium Research chain in the MAM.png MAM using:
Caterium Ore.png

Additionally, its resource scanner is unlocked in the Tier 6 milestone Expanded Power Infrastructure.

Resource acquisition[edit | edit source]

Caterium Ore can be harvested by hand (default E) in trace amounts from resource deposits scattered across the world, or from inexhaustible resource nodes on which Miners can be constructed to extract automatically. Additonally, Lizard Doggos will ocassionally bring it when tamed.

Items produced per minute

Miner Mk.1Miner Mk.2Miner Mk.3

Miner Mk.1Miner Mk.2Miner Mk.3

Number of Caterium Ore resource nodes is as follows:

of nodes
mining rate
Mk.3 mining rate
at 250 %
Impure 0 0 0
Normal 8 1920 4800
Pure 8 3840 9600
Total 16 5760 11040* / 14400

*Note: The extraction rate of a Miner Mk.3 at 250 % is 1200/min, but a Mk.5 Conveyor can only carry 780/min, therefore the maximum mined amount cannot be transported.

Extraction energy[edit | edit source]

It takes about 8.5 MJ to extract 1 Caterium Ore.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

 Caterium Ore reveals the Caterium Research chain in the MAM.png MAM when picked up.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Caterium Ingot
3 × Caterium Ore.png
Caterium Ore
45 / min
4 sec
Manual crafting.png × 4
1 × Caterium Ingot.png
Caterium Ingot
15 / min
16 MJ / item
Caterium Research - Caterium Ingots
Pure Caterium Ingot
2 × Caterium Ore.png
Caterium Ore
24 / min
2 × Water.png
24 / min
5 sec
1 × Caterium Ingot.png
Caterium Ingot
12 / min
150 MJ / item
Tier 3 - Coal Power
Caterium Research - Caterium
Tier 5 - Oil Processing

AWESOME Sink[edit | edit source]

 Caterium Ore can be sunk into the AWESOME Sink.png AWESOME Sink to yield 7 points.

Blocked Caterium nodes[edit | edit source]

Certain Caterium Ore nodes are blocked by cracked boulders that need to be detonated with a Nobelisk before a Miner can be placed on them. However, Portable Miners can be placed between and around those boulders.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Caterium is named after Caterina Parks, the CEO of FICSIT Inc..[1]
  • It very likely replaced gold before the game entered closed alpha, as gold was mentioned in a dev highlight but was never seen in-game.[2]

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