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Silica is an intermediate item used for a variety of products. It is produced from  Raw Quartz, as a byproduct of  Alumina Solution production or gathered in small amounts from cutting down coral.

Obtaining[]

Unlocking[]

 Silica is unlocked via the Quartz Research chain in the MAM.png MAM using:
Raw Quartz.png
20

Resource acquisition[]

Small amounts of Silica can be gathered by cutting down coral with the Chainsaw.

Crafting[]

RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
Alumina Solution
12 × Bauxite.png
Bauxite
120 / min
18 × Water.png
Water
180 / min
Refinery
6 sec
12 × Alumina Solution.png
Alumina Solution
120 / min
15 MJ/item
5 × Silica.png
Silica
50 / min
36 MJ/item
Tier 7 - Bauxite Refinement
Silica
3 × Raw Quartz.png
Raw Quartz
22.5 / min
Constructor
8 sec
Manual crafting.png × 8
5 × Silica.png
Silica
37.5 / min
6.4 MJ/item
Quartz Research - Silica
Cheap Silica
Alternate
3 × Raw Quartz.png
Raw Quartz
11.25 / min
5 × Limestone.png
Limestone
18.75 / min
Assembler
16 sec
7 × Silica.png
Silica
26.25 / min
34.29 MJ/item
Quartz Research - Silica

Alternate recipes analysis[]

The following shows different ways to produce 1 Silica / second, or 60 / min:
Silica alts.png

Recipe Raw Quartz
/min (WP)
Limestone
/min (WP)
Total WP Total Energy
/item (MJ)
Space
(m2)
Building
counts
Sink value
input
Sink value
output
Default 36
(34.29 )
- 34.29 12.42 132.61 1.65 540 1200
Cheap 25.71
(24.49 )
42.86
(8.11 )
32.6 46.23 352.01 2.39 471.37 1200
  • Weighted Point is the weighted consumption rate which is calculated by: (resource consumption rate / maximum extraction rate) * 10,000. The lower the better.
  • Energy per item can be used to measure how much power is consumed for the entire production chain. The lower the better.
  • Building space and building count are summed for all buildings, excluding belts, pipes, power poles, power lines and other logistic infrastructures. The lower the better.


  • Ran out of Silica and there is not enough Raw Quartz or Bauxite nearby? Consider giving Cheap Silica a try. It greatly increases output (by 1.4 times, in fact) at the cost of just some Limestone (and the need to use Assembers.)
    - "A deal so Cheap, you Silican't refuse!"

Usage[]

Crafting[]

RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
Aluminum Ingot
6 × Aluminum Scrap.png
Aluminum Scrap
90 / min
5 × Silica.png
Silica
75 / min
Foundry
4 sec
Manual crafting.png × 6
4 × Aluminum Ingot.png
Aluminum Ingot
60 / min
16 MJ/item
Tier 7 - Bauxite Refinement
Non-fissile Uranium
15 × Uranium Waste.png
Uranium Waste
37.5 / min
10 × Silica.png
Silica
25 / min
Blender
24 sec
20 × Non-fissile Uranium.png
Non-fissile Uranium
50 / min
90 MJ/item
6 × Water.png
Water
15 / min
300 MJ/item
Tier 8 - Particle Enrichment
6 × Nitric Acid.png
Nitric Acid
15 / min
6 × Sulfuric Acid.png
Sulfuric Acid
15 / min
Silicon Circuit Board
Alternate
11 × Copper Sheet.png
Copper Sheet
27.5 / min
11 × Silica.png
Silica
27.5 / min
Assembler
24 sec
5 × Circuit Board.png
Circuit Board
12.5 / min
72 MJ/item
Tier 5 - Oil Processing
Quartz Research - Quartz
Fine Concrete
Alternate
3 × Silica.png
Silica
7.5 / min
12 × Limestone.png
Limestone
30 / min
Assembler
24 sec
10 × Concrete.png
Concrete
25 / min
36 MJ/item
Quartz Research - Quartz
Infused Uranium Cell
Alternate
5 × Uranium.png
Uranium
25 / min
3 × Silica.png
Silica
15 / min
Manufacturer
12 sec
4 × Encased Uranium Cell.png
Encased Uranium Cell
20 / min
165 MJ/item
Tier 8 - Nuclear Power
Caterium Research - Caterium Ingots
Quartz Research - Quartz
Sulfur Research - Sulfur
5 × Sulfur.png
Sulfur
25 / min
15 × Quickwire.png
Quickwire
75 / min
Silicon High-Speed Connector
Alternate
60 × Quickwire.png
Quickwire
90 / min
25 × Silica.png
Silica
37.5 / min
Manufacturer
40 sec
2 × High-Speed Connector.png
High-Speed Connector
3 / min
1100 MJ/item
Tier 5 - Oil Processing
Caterium Research - High-Speed Connector
Quartz Research - Quartz
2 × Circuit Board.png
Circuit Board
3 / min
 
Frame Window (Concrete)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Concrete.png
Concrete
 
Build Gun
1 × Frame Window (Concrete).png
Frame Window (Concrete)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
AWESOME Shop - Concrete Wall Material
Frame Window (FICSIT)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Iron Plate.png
Iron Plate
 
Build Gun
1 × Frame Window (FICSIT).png
Frame Window (FICSIT)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
Frame Window (Steel)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Steel Beam.png
Steel Beam
 
Build Gun
1 × Frame Window (Steel).png
Frame Window (Steel)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
AWESOME Shop - Steel Wall Material
Full Frame Window
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Steel Beam.png
Steel Beam
 
Build Gun
1 × Full Frame Window.png
Full Frame Window
 
AWESOME Shop - Steel-Framed Windows
Glass Roof 1m
3 × Concrete.png
Concrete
 
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
Build Gun
1 × Glass Roof 1m.png
Glass Roof 1m
 
AWESOME Shop - Glass Roof Material
Glass Roof 2m
3 × Concrete.png
Concrete
 
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
Build Gun
1 × Glass Roof 2m.png
Glass Roof 2m
 
AWESOME Shop - Glass Roof Material
Glass Roof 4m
3 × Concrete.png
Concrete
 
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
Build Gun
1 × Glass Roof 4m.png
Glass Roof 4m
 
AWESOME Shop - Glass Roof Material
Glass Roof Flat
3 × Concrete.png
Concrete
 
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
Build Gun
1 × Glass Roof Flat.png
Glass Roof Flat
 
AWESOME Shop - Glass Roof Material
Hex Frame Window
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Steel Beam.png
Steel Beam
 
Build Gun
1 × Hex Frame Window.png
Hex Frame Window
 
AWESOME Shop - Steel-Framed Windows
Panel Window (Concrete)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Concrete.png
Concrete
 
Build Gun
1 × Panel Window (Concrete).png
Panel Window (Concrete)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
AWESOME Shop - Concrete Wall Material
Panel Window (FICSIT)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Iron Plate.png
Iron Plate
 
Build Gun
1 × Panel Window (FICSIT).png
Panel Window (FICSIT)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
Panel Window (Steel)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Steel Beam.png
Steel Beam
 
Build Gun
1 × Panel Window (Steel).png
Panel Window (Steel)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
AWESOME Shop - Steel Wall Material
Reinforced Window (Concrete)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Concrete.png
Concrete
 
Build Gun
1 × Reinforced Window (Concrete).png
Reinforced Window (Concrete)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
AWESOME Shop - Concrete Wall Material
Reinforced Window (FICSIT)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Iron Plate.png
Iron Plate
 
Build Gun
1 × Reinforced Window (FICSIT).png
Reinforced Window (FICSIT)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
Reinforced Window (Steel)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Steel Beam.png
Steel Beam
 
Build Gun
1 × Reinforced Window (Steel).png
Reinforced Window (Steel)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
AWESOME Shop - Steel Wall Material
Single Window (Concrete)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Concrete.png
Concrete
 
Build Gun
1 × Single Window (Concrete).png
Single Window (Concrete)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
AWESOME Shop - Concrete Wall Material
Single Window (FICSIT)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Iron Plate.png
Iron Plate
 
Build Gun
1 × Single Window (FICSIT).png
Single Window (FICSIT)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
Single Window (Steel)
2 × Silica.png
Silica
 
2 × Steel Beam.png
Steel Beam
 
Build Gun
1 × Single Window (Steel).png
Single Window (Steel)
 
AWESOME Shop - Windowed Walls
AWESOME Shop - Steel Wall Material

AWESOME Sink[]

 Silica can be sunk into the AWESOME Sink.png AWESOME Sink to yield 20 points.

History[]

  • Patch 0.5.0.8: Increased stack size from 100 to 200
  • Patch 0.3.3.2: New icons for changed resources: Silica
  • Patch 0.3.3.0: Reworked & optimized several resources/parts: Silica
  • Patch 0.1.16:
    • Added the mesh and icon for Silica
    • Introduced standard recipe (previously only available via alternate recipes).


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