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Resources is what the colony is made of and can be dug out by Duplicants or pumped through Liquid Pipe installations. They are mostly used to construct Structures and to maintain the colony.
Resources have a type and associated properties that define how the Duplicants can use and interact with them.

List of Resources by Type[edit | edit source]

Raw Mineral[edit | edit source]

Raw Mineral is one of the types of Resources. They are used for some buildings, especially pipes and some tiles.

Icon Name Description Hardness Specific Heat Capacity


Thermal Conductivity


°C °F °C °F
Ceramic.png Ceramic A hard, brittle material formed from heated Clay.

Overheat Temperature: +200°C.

50 (Very Firm) 0.840 0.467 0.620 0.344
Fossil.png Fossil Fossil is organic matter, highly compressed and hardened into a mineral state.

It is useful as a Construction Material.

50 (Very Firm) 0.910 2.000
Granite.png Granite A dense composite of Igneous Rock.

Overheat Temperature: +15°C. Decor: +20%.

80 (Very Firm) 0.790 0.439 3.390 1.883
Igneous Rock.png Igneous Rock A composite of solidified volcanic rock.

Overheat Temperature: +15°C.

25 (Firm) 1.000 0.556 2.000 1.111
Isoresin.png Isoresin Isoresin is a crystalized sap composed of long-chain polymers.

It is used in the production of rare, high grade materials.

10 (Soft) 1.300 0.170
Mafic Rock.png Mafic Rock Mafic Rock is an Iron-rich variation of Igneous Rock 2 (Very Soft) 0.200 0.111 1.000 0.556
Obsidian.png Obsidian A brittle composite of volcanic Glass.

Overheat Temperature: +15°C.

50 (Very Firm) 0.200 0.111 2.000 1.111
Sand stone.png Sandstone A composite of relatively soft sedimentary rock. It is useful as a construction material. Easily cracks under pressure.

Decor: +10%.

10 (Soft) 0.800 0.444 2.900 1.611
Sedimentary Rock.png Sedimentary Rock A hardened composite of sediment layers. 2 (Very Soft) 0.200 0.111 2.000 1.111

Refined Mineral[edit | edit source]

Name Specific Heat Capacity Thermal conductivity Melting point Hardness Bonus
Crushed Rock 0.2 J/g/K 2 W/m/K 1409.9 °C 10 (Soft)

Metal Ore[edit | edit source]

Metal Ore is one of the types of Resources in the game Oxygen Not Included.

Icon Name Specific Heat Capacity
Thermal conductivity
Melting point Hardness Bonus Notes
°C °F °C °F
Copper Ore.png Copper Ore 0.386 4.5 1083.9 °C 25 (Firm) Decor: +10%
Electrum.png Electrum 0.15 2 1063.9 °C 2 (Very Soft)
Gold Amalgam.png Gold Amalgam 0.15 2 1063.9 °C 2 (Very Soft) Overheating: +50 °C

Decor: +10%

Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 0.449 4 1534.9 °C 25 (Firm)
Pyrite.png Pyrite 0.386 4.5 1083.9 °C 25 (Firm) Unobtainable
Wolframite.png Wolframite 0.134 15 2926.9 °C 150 (Nearly Impenetrable) High Thermal Conductivity
Steel.png Steel 0.490 54 2426.9 °C 50 (Very Firm) High Thermal Conductivity

Overheating: +200 °C

Is also a refined metal

Refined Metal[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Hardness Specific Heat Capacity (DTU/(m*s))/ Thermal Conductivity (DTU/g)/
°C °F °C °F
Refined Copper.png Copper (Cu) A conductive metal. Copper is suitable for building power systems.

Overheat Temperature: +50°C. Decor: +20%.

25 (Firm) 0.385 60
Refined Gold.png Gold (Au) Gold is conductive, precious metal. It is suitable for building power systems.

Overheat Temperature: +50 °C. Decor: +50%.

2 (Very Soft) 0.129 60
Refined Iron.png Iron (Fe) Iron is a common industrial Metal.

Overheat Temperature: +50 °C.

50 (Very Firm) 0.449 55
Niobium.png Niobium (Nb) Niobium is a Rare Metal with many practical applications in metallurgy and superconductor Research.

Overheat Temperature: +500 °C. Decor: +50%.

50 (Very Firm) 0.265 54.000
Thermium.png Thermium Thermium is an industrial metal alloy formulated to maximize Heat Transfer and thermal dispersion.

Overheat Temperature: +900 °C.

80 (Very Firm) 0.622 220.000
Tungsten.png Tungsten (W) Tungsten is an extremely tough crystalline Metal. It is suitable for building Power systems.

Overheat Temperature: +50 °C.

200 (Nearly Impenetrable) 0.134 60

Manufactured Material[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Hardness Specific Heat Capacity (DTU/g)/°C Thermal conductivity (DTU/(m*s))/°C Melting point
50px Glass Glass is a brittle, transparent substance formed from Sand fired at high temperatures. 10 (Soft) 0.840 1.110 1426.9 °C
Insulation.png Insulation Insulation reduces Heat Transfer and is composed of recrystalized Abyssalite. 200 (Nearly Impenetrable) 5.570 0.000
Steel.png Steel Steel is a Metal Alloy composed of Iron and Carbon. 50 (Very Firm) 0.490 54 2426.9 °C
Pure plastic.png Plastic Plastic is a thermoplastic polymer. It is useful as a raw Plastic feedstock. 1 (Very Soft) 1.92 0.15 159.9 °C

Agricultural[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
Fertilizer.png Fertilizer A processed mixture of biological nutrients. Fertilizer aids in the growth of some Plants (Bristle Blossom and Sleet Wheat).
Phosphorite.png Phosphorite A composite of sedimentary rock, saturated with phosphate. Found in the Caustic biome. Fertilizer for Pincha Pepper.

Cultivable Soil[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
Dirt.png Dirt A soft, nutrient-rich substance capable of supporting life. Necessary in some forms of food production, research, outhouses. Used in planter boxes. Byproduct of steaming polluted water.
Clay.png Clay A soft, naturally occurring composite of stone and soil that hardens at high Temperatures. Used in terrariums, planters. Created by air deodorizers.

Plants[edit | edit source]

Plants can be obtained by planting their seeds, they can be gathered by uprooting, harvesting plants, or digging up buried objects.

Icon Name Description
Balm Lily.png Balm Lily This plant produces medicinal Balm Lily Flowers.
Blossom Seed Blank.png Bristle Blossom This plant produces edible Bristle Berries.
Briar Seed Blank.png Bluff Briar This plant improves Decor.
Dusk Cap.png Dusk Cap This plant produces edible Mushrooms.
Mealwood Seed Blank.png Mealwood This plant produces edible Meal Lice.
Pincha Pepper Seed Blank.png Pincha Pepper This plant produces Pincha Peppernut spices.
Sleet Wheat Grain Blank.png Sleet Wheat This plant produces inedible Sleet Wheat Grain that can be used as a cooking ingredient.
Thimble Reed Seed Blank.png Thimble Reed This plant produces Reed Fiber.
Wheezewort Seed Blank.png Wheezewort This plant absorbs Heat.

Organic[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
Algae.png Algae A cluster of non-motile, single-celled lifeforms. Algae can be used as a renewable source of oxygen when domesticated.
Polluted Dirt Item.png Polluted Dirt A Disease infected amalgam of toxic waste. Created by duplicants in outhouses when they use dirt while on pooping mission, the Water Purifier, and when rotten food decays. Emits contaminated oxygen over time.
Slime.png Slime A thick biomixture of algae, fungi, and mucopolysaccharides. It emits Polluted Oxygen when dug or excreted by a Puft.

Consumable Ore[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
Coal.png Coal (C) Coal is a combustible fossil fuel composed of carbon. It is useful in Power production.
Refined Carbon.png Refined Carbon Refined carbon is...
Oxylite.png Oxylite (Ir3O2) Oxylite is a chemical compound that slowly emits breathable Oxygen.
Excavating Oxylite increases its emission rate, but depletes the ore more rapidly.
Bleach Stone Bleach Stone Bleach stone is an unstable compound that emits toxic Chlorine Gas. It is useful in Hygienic processes.
Lime.png Lime Lime is a mineral. It has various uses including soil fertilization and steel making.
It is useful as a construction material.
Must be processed from Egg Shells in a Rock Granulator.
Phosphorus.png Phosphorus Phosphorous is a chemical element in its solid state.
Methane Solid Methane is an alkane in a Solid state.

Filtration medium[edit | edit source]

Filtration medium is one of the types of Resources. They are used used in anything that filters either air or water. Air Deodorizer turns it into Clay and Water Sieve turns it into Polluted Dirt.

Icon Name Description
Sand.png Sand A composite of granular rock. Used as filtering material in deodorizers and purifiers to get rid of pollutants.
Regolith.png Regolith Regolith is a sandy substance composed of the various particles that collect atop terrestrial objects.
It is found in the Space Biome.

Liquifiable[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
Ice.png Ice (H2O) Clean water, frozen into a Solid state.
Polluted Ice.png Polluted Ice Polluted Ice is Polluted Water frozen into a solid state.
Snow.png Snow (H2O) Snow is a mass of loose, crystalline ice particles.

It becomes water when melted.

Crushed Ice A slush of crushed, semi-solid ice.

Rare Materials[edit | edit source]

Rare Materials can only be found by exploring space.

Icon Name Description
Niobium.png Niobium (Nb) Niobium is a Rare Metal with many practical applications in metallurgy and superconductor Research.

Overheat Temperature: +500 °C. Decor: +50%.

Isoresin Isoresin is a crystalized sap composed of long-chain polymers.

It is used in the production of rare, high grade materials.


Special[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
Neutronium.png Neutronium (Nt) A mysterious and extremely resilient Metallic element. Cannot be excavated by any Duplicant mining tool.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Hardness Thermal Conductivity (DTU/(m*s))/°C Specific Heat Capacity (DTU/g)/°C
Abyssalite.png Abyssalite (Ab) A resilient, crystalline element. Conducts heat very slowly, natural temperature insulator. 200 (Nearly Impenetrable) 0.00001 4
Diamond.png Diamond (C) Diamond is industrial grade, high density Carbon. It is very difficult to excavate. 250 (Nearly Impenetrable) 80.0 0.516

Solid[edit | edit source]

This section lists all solid elements without specific type.

Icon Name Description
Carbon Dioxide Solid (CO2) Carbon Dioxide is a toxic compound in a Solid state.
Chlorine Solid (CI) Chlorine is a toxic chemical element in a Solid state.
Crude Oil Solid
Genetic Ooze Generic Ooze is a slurry of water, carbon, and dozens and dozens of trace elements.
Hydrogen Solid Hydrogen is the universe's most common element in a Solid state.
Naphtha Solid Naphtha is a distilled hydrocarbon mixture in a Solid state.
Oxygen Solid Oxygen is a breathable element in a Solid state.
Petroleum Solid Petroleum is a Power source in a Solid state.
Propane Solid Currently unused.
Radium Currently unused.

Liquid[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
Water-icon.png Water (H2O) Clean water, suitable for consumption.
Polluted Water.png Polluted Water Disease infested Water, not fit for consumption. It can be piped into a Water Sieve or heated up into Steam then cooled to condensate to turn back into clean water.
Magma.png Magma A red, hot, high viscosity liquid found at bottom of map. Melts surroundings, transferring heat converts it into igneous rock. Can be used to create steam, gold, etc.
Crude Oil.png Crude Oil Crude Oil is a raw Power source composed of billions of dead, primordial organisms.
Petroleum.png Petroleum Petroleum is a Power source refined from Crude Oil.
Naphtha Naphtha a distilled hydrocarbon mixture produced from the burning of Plastics.
Carbon Liquid
Carbon Dioxide Liquid
Chlorine Liquid
Copper Liquid
Gold Liquid
Hydrogen Liquid
Iron Liquid
Molten Glass
Oxygen Liquid
Phosphorus Liquid
Propane Liquid
Steel Liquid
Tungsten Liquid

Breathable Gas[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
Oxygen-icon.png Oxygen (O2) An atomically lightweight and breathable gas, necessary for sustaining life. Oxygen tends to rise above other gases but below Hydrogen.
Polluted-oxygen-icon.png Polluted Oxygen (O2) A vehicle of airborne Disease. It can be cleaned with an air deodorizer or the pollutants can be removed by cooling the gas until it becomes liquid oxygen.

Unbreathable Gases[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Specific heat capacity [DTU/g)/K] Thermal Conductivity [DTU/(m*s)/K]
Carbon-dioxide-icon.png Carbon Dioxide (CO2) A heavy chemical compound in a gaseous state. Carbon dioxide is toxic and tends to sink below other gases, making it dangerous for breathing. 0.846 0.0146
Chlorine-icon.png Chlorine (Cl2) An extremely toxic chemical in a gaseous state. It is a heavy gas that will sink below all other gases except CO2, making it dangerous for breathing. Gaseous Cl2 kills surface germs and can be piped to an Ore Scrubber to disinfect ore. 0.48 0.0081
Hydrogen-icon.png Hydrogen (H2) The universe's most common and atomically light element in a gaseous, diatomic state. Hydrogen is a very light gas that will rise above all other gases. It can be piped into a Hydrogen Generator to generate power. 2.4 0.168
Natural-gas-icon.png Natural Gas Natural Gas is a mixture of alkanes and other hydrocarbons in a Gaseous state. It is useful in Power production. 2.191 0.035
Steam-icon.png Steam (H2O) Steam is Water (either pure or polluted) that has been heated into a scalding Gas. 4.179 0.184
Vacuum A vacuum is a space devoid of all matter. 0 0

Unused[edit | edit source]

Materials that can be spawned through debug mode but otherwise do not serve any purpose yet.

Icon Name Description
Crushed Ice (H2O) A slush of crushed, semi-solid ice.
Helium.png Helium (He) Helium is an atomically lightweight, chemical Gas.
Mercury.png Mercury (Hg) Mercury is a toxic metal
Propane.png Propane (C3H8) Propane is a natural alkane Gas.
Phosphate Nodules.png
Phosphate Nodules (PO43-) Nodules of sedimentary rock containing high concentrations of phosphate.
Carbon Fiber
Building Slab
Cement Mix
Sand Cement
Crushed Rock

Resource Property Table[edit | edit source]

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This is a list of resources, put together by ingenspc on Twitch, and released on to 's twitch channel.

Please note[edit | edit source]

The list was made from Oxygen Not Included <Thermal Upgrade> Alpha Release 210794, and may not be accurate since the game is still in active development. Please make corrections to the list if you see any errors.

Material name Type Hardness Decor Overheat temperature Thermal Conductivity [(W/m)/K] Specific Heat Capacity [(J/g)/K] Melting/Freezing point [°C] Changes into Evaporation/Dew Point [°C] Changes into
Abyssalite Misc 200 + 20000% 0.00001 4 3421.9 Liquid Tungsten
Algae Organic 2 2 0.2 125 Dirt
Clay Cultivable Soil 5 2 0.92 926.9 Ceramic
Coal Consumable ore 10 1 0.71 4326.9 Carbon
Dirt Cultivable Soil 2 +/- 1000% 2 1.48 326.9 Sand
Fertilizer Agriculture 2 2 0.83 125 Dirt
Granite Raw Mineral 80 + 20% + 1500% 3.39 0.79 668.9 Magma
Igneous Rock Raw Mineral 25 + 1500% 2 1 1409.9 Magma
Magma Liquid 1 0.2 1409.9 Igneous Rock 2356.9 Rock Gas
Obsidian Raw Mineral 50 + 1500% 2 0.2 2726.9 Magma
Rock Gas Gas 0.1 0.2 2356.9 Magma
Sand Filtration Medium 10 +/- 1000% 2 0.83 1712.9 Glass
Sandstone Raw Mineral 10 + 10% 2.9 0.8 926.9 Magma
Sedimentary Rock Raw Mineral 2 2 0.2 926.9 Magma
Slime Organic 2 2 0.2 125 Dirt
Phosphorite Agriculture 25 2 0.15 243.9 Liquid Phosphorus
Phosphorus Gas Gas 0.236 0.7697 280.5 Liquid Phosphorus
Liquid Phosphorus Liquid 0.236 0.7697 44.1 Phosphorus 280.5 Phosphorus Gas
Phosphorus Solid 0 0.236 0.7697 44.1 Liquid Phosphorus
Diamond Misc 250 + 200000% 80 0.516 3926.9 Liquid Carbon
Copper Ore Raw Metal 25 + 10% 4.5 0.386 1083.9 Liquid Copper
Copper Refined Metal 25 60 0.385 1083.9 Liquid Copper 2560.85 Copper Gas
Iron Ore Raw Metal 25 4 0.449 1534.9 Liquid Iron
Iron Refined Metal 50 + 5000% 55 0.449 1534.9 Liquid Iron 2749.85 Iron Gas
Steel Alloy Metal 50 + 5000% 54 0.49 2426.9 Liquid Steel 3826.85 Steel Gas
Gold Amalgam Raw Metal 2 + 5000% 2 0.15 1063.9 Liquid Gold
Gold Refined Metal 2 60 0.129 1063.9 Liquid Gold 2855.85 Gold Gas
Wolframite Raw Metal 150 15 0.134 2926.9 Liquid Tungsten
Tungsten Refined Metal 200 + 5000% 60 0.134 3421.9 Liquid Tungsten 5929.85 Tungsten Gas
Water Liquid 0.609 4.179 -0.6 Ice 99.4 Steam
Ice liquifable 25 2.18 2.05 -0.6 Water
Snow liquifable 10 0.545 2.05 -0.6 Water
Polluted Water Liquid 0.58 4.179 -20.6 Polluted Ice 119.4 Steam/Dirt
Polluted Ice liquifable 10 1 3.05 -20.6 Polluted Water
Steam Gas 0.184 4.179 99.4 Water
Polluted Oxygen Gas 0.024 1.01 -218.8 Solid Oxygen -183 Liquid Oxygen
Oxygen Gas 0.024 1.005 -218.8 Solid Oxygen -183 Liquid Oxygen
Liquid Oxygen Liquid 2 1.01 -218.8 Solid Oxygen -183 Oxygen
Solid Oxygen Solid 2 1 1.01 -218.8 Liquid Oxygen
Hydrogen Gas 0.168 2.4 -259.2 Solid Hydrogen -252.2 Liquid Hydrogen
Liquid Hydrogen Liquid 0.1 2.4 -259.2 -252.2
Solid Hydrogen Solid 2 1 2.4 -259.2 -252.2
Chlorine Gas 0.0081 0.48 -101 Solid Chlorine -34.6 Liquid Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine Liquid 0.0081 0.48 -101 -34.6
Solid Chlorine Solid 0.75 0.48 -101 -34.6
Carbon Dioxide Gas 0.0146 0.846 -56.5 Solid Carbon Dioxide -48.1 Liquid Carbon Dioxide
Liquid Carbon Dioxide Liquid 1.46 0.846 -56.5 -48.1
Solid Carbon Dioxide Solid 2 1.46 0.846 -56.5 -48.1
Mercury Liquid 8.3 0.14 -38.8 Solid Mercury 356.8 Mercury Gas
Mercury Gas Gas 8.3 0.14 356.8 Mercury
Solid Mercury Solid 2 8.3 0.14 -38.8 Mercury
Natural Gas Gas 0.035 2.191 -161.5
Plastic Manufactured material 1 0.150 1.92 76.9 Naphta
Naphtha Liquid 0.2 2.191 -50.1 538.9 Natural Gas
Crude Oil Liquid 2 1.69 -40.1 399.9 Petroleum
Petroleum Liquid 2 1.76 -57.1 Plastic 538.9 Sour Gas

See also[edit | edit source]