Dirt is a natural resource most commonly obtained through mining. Dirt is one of the most abundant resources in the game found all over the map.
Each island map contains varying amounts of natural resources. This amount is modified by the resources size modifier on the Map Selection screen while the amount which can be extracted per tile is further affected by the ore mining yield modifier on the Game Difficulty screen. Neither modifier can be changed once the island has been founded.
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It should be noted that most of the above natural resources are non-renewable, though the following exceptions apply:
- Dirt can be created renewably from Food processed in an Anaerobic Digester.
- Dirt can be created non-renewably from Waste Water processed in a Wastewater Treatment, but with the consumption of Sand.
- Sand can be created non-renewably from Rock by processing it in a Crusher to produce Gravel, then crushed again into Sand.
- While non-renewable, it should be noted that it is very unlikely that the island will run of Rock before either Iron Ore or Copper Ore.