Satisfactory Wiki
Advertisement
Satisfactory Wiki

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[]

Unlocking[]

 Caterium Ore is added to the Resource Scanner via the Caterium Research chain in the MAM.png MAM using:
Caterium Ore.png
10

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

Resource acquisition[]

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
Impure3060120
Normal60120240
Pure120240480

Miner Mk.1Miner Mk.2Miner Mk.3
Impure75150300
Normal150300600
Pure300600780

Number of Caterium Ore resource nodes is as follows:

Node
purity
Number
of nodes
Mk.3
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[]

It takes about 8.49 MJ to extract 1 Caterium Ore.

Usage[]

Research[]

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

Crafting[]

RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
Caterium Ingot
3 × Caterium Ore.png
Caterium Ore
45 / min
Smelter
4 sec
Manual crafting.png × 4
1 × Caterium Ingot.png
Caterium Ingot
15 / min
16 MJ/item
Caterium Research - Caterium Ingots
Pure Caterium Ingot
Alternate
2 × Caterium Ore.png
Caterium Ore
24 / min
2 × Water.png
Water
24 / min
Refinery
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[]

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

Blocked Caterium nodes[]

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[]

  • 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]
    • It is named OreGold internally, Caterium Ingots GoldIngot, which, in addition, used to have gold purity markings on them, until an Update 3 patch.

See also[]

Gallery[]

History[]

References[]


Advertisement