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About Edit

Ores are the main focus of Mars Mining Simulator. They can be mined with tools to gain Credits and purchase various items in the game.

Most ores are found scattered around the map, with varying quantities and values of ore within each outcrop. Different ores can be found in different locations - on the surface, in the Caves and in the Skarra Base.

Characteristics Edit

- Base Value Edit

All ores have a Base Value. This value is what the ore is sold for with no bonuses from Game Passes, Rebirths and Suits. Each rebirth adds 0.25x to your Ore Value multiplier (ores are 25% more valuable).

- Tiers Edit

Ores have different tiers, ranging from 1★ to 8★. In order to mine an ore, your tool's tier must match or be greater than the tier of the ore. However, if the tool's tier is too high you will be unable to mine lower-tier ores:

  • Using a 4★ or higher tool will no longer allow you to mine any ores which are 2★ or lower.
  • Using a 6★ or higher tool will no longer allow you to mine any ores which are 3★ or lower.
  • Using a 7★ or higher tool will no longer allow you to mine any ores which are 4★ or lower.

- Quantity Edit

All ores have a minimum and maximum quantity of how much ore is in that outcrop. The higher the quantity is, the longer it will take to break the entire outcrop. The strength of your tool and your Level determine how quickly you can mine blocks.

- Drops Edit

After mining an ore, it will occasionally drop something. This could be a crystal, an Ancient Miner piece or a Skarra piece. Ores can have different drops, with some being unable to drop certain things.

Surface Ores Edit

These ores are found on the surface. They are the least valuable ores in the game and have tiers ranging from 1★ to 5★. Ancient Miner pieces can only be found in ores on the surface.

Tier Name Base Value Quantity (min - max) Additional Information
1★ Mars Rock 1 5 - 25
1★ Glowing Moss 2 5 - 8 Only appears during the night.
1★ Tin Ore 2 5 - 8 Cannot contain crystals.
2★ Iron Ore 3 15 - 45
2★ Rhodium Ore 5 6 - 15 Cannot contain crystals.
3★ Pyrite Ore 6 500 - 950
3★ Salvage 8 250 - 475 Contains Salvaged Cores instead of crystals.
3★ Large Salvage 8 700 - 950 Contains Salvaged Cores instead of crystals.
4★ Obsidian Ore 10 900 - 1,800 Higher chances for crystals.
4★ Citrine Ore 13 475 - 900 Cannot contain crystals.
5★ Cobalt Ore 15 2,500 - 6,000 Higher chances for Skarra pieces and can contain Ancient Miner pieces.
5★ Plutonium Ore 18 400 - 6,000 Cannot contain Skarra pieces but can contain Ancient Miner pieces.

Cave Ores Edit

These ores are found in the Caves, which requires 1 Rebirth to access. Ores found here are much more valuable than on the surface and have tiers ranging from 6★ to 8★. Crystals found here are also more valuable.

Note that this list does not include ores found in the Skarra Base. They are found here.

Tier Name Base Value Quantity (min - max) Additional Information
6★ Boulder 18 6,000 - 15,000
6★ Sugilite Ore 20 2,500 - 7,500
6★ Celestite Stone 40 3,250 - 9,750
6★ Amber 30 3,750 - 11,250
6★ Large Fossil 65 1,500 - 3,750
7★ Lapis Lazuli Ore 25 6,000 - 15,000
7★ Aura Quartz 65 6,000 - 10,000
7★ Aquamarine 75 4,500 - 11,250
8★ Steam Vent 70 7,000 - 15,000
8★ Emerald Ore 70 5,000 - 15,000
8★ Mars Mushroom 75 2,500 - 7,500
8★ Alexandrite 85 3,250 - 7,500
8★ Alien Core 95 1,666 - 5,000

Skarra Base Ores Edit

Tier Name Base Value Quantity (min - max) Additional Information
5★ Brimstone 75 10-10 Not an error, it can be mined with 5★ tools.
8★ Brimstone 75 ??? - 15,000
8★ Ember Shard 100 1,666 - 5,000
8★ Extinguished Ember Shard 110 833 - 2,500


Mars Mushroom, Steam Vents, and Alien Cores can spawn in Skarra's Base.