Rock

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Rock
Rock.png
TypeNatural resource
StateLoose
Created inDesignations
Rock Mine
Used inBlast Furnace
Crusher
Transported byU-shape Conveyor [IIIII]
PickupTruckHaul Truck (Dump)
Stored inLoose Storage [IIIIIIV]
Shipyard

Rock is a natural resource obtained through mining. It can be dumped within a dumping designation as waste or in strategic areas to create landfill or ramps. It is also useful once processed in a Crusher to create Gravel for use in Concrete Slabs.

Rock is the primary mineral on the island. It is often covered by or intermixed with Dirt. Rock does not appear on the Layers panel except when intermixed with the displayed resources on the overlay: Sand, Limestone, Coal, Iron Ore, Copper Ore, or Gold Ore. It is not shown in conjunction with Groundwater or Crude Oil as that is not a resource that can be mined.

Island reserves

Main article: Home Island

Each Home Island 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.

Resource reserves in Home Island (version 0.4.11)
Map Iron Ore Copper Ore Gold Ore Coal Limestone Crude Oil Rock Sand Dirt Groudwater Wood
New Haven 1,400,000 1,400,000 620,000 1,700,000 1,200,000 80,000 12,200,000 1,000,000 4,000,000 57,000 80,000
The Beach 4,500,000 2,500,000 1,000,000 2,100,000 1,200,000 92,000 25,100,000 1,500,000 5,700,000 66,000 110,000
Curland 5,700,000 4,900,000 1,200,000 2,500,000 4,200,000 1,100,000 39,600,000 4,800,000 6,600,000 51,000 110,000
The Crater
(Supporter edition)
3,700,000 2,300,000 670,000 5,800,000 1,800,000 70,000 56,800,000 700,000 6,500,000 48,000 87,000
The Golden Peak 2,200,000 2,100,000 7,300,000 1,900,000 1,400,000 110,000 26,000,000 680,000 4,100,000 63,000 93,000
You Shall Not Pass 8,300,000 10,600,000 3,300,000 4,100,000 7,800,000 100,000 71,100,000 8,300,000 6,300,000 99,000 100,000

It should be noted that most of the above natural resources are non-renewable, though the following exceptions apply:

  • Dirt can be created by dumping Compost onto the ground.
  • Sand can be created nonfrom Rock by processing it in a Crusher to produce Gravel, then crushed again into Sand.
    • Rock itself is non-renewable on the Home Island but can be mined infinitely from the Rock Mine.
    • While non-renewable, it should be noted that it is very unlikely that the island will run out of Rock before either Iron Ore or Copper Ore.
  • Groundwater is replenished by rain.
  • Crude Oil consumption can potentially be avoided in the late game using the Biodiesel technology for Diesel and Naphtha Reforming for Naphtha.

Recipe

Consumption

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