Astroneer - Quartz

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Quartz is a crystal resource that is relatively common. It is used in the smelting structure to produce glass and can be used to produce Silicon at a chemistry lab. The resource will appear below the surface in caves where it will grow from walls and the ground.

Where To Find Quartz

Quartz is found in caves below the surface of the planet. It appears in large crystal like structures that are growing from the walls, roof and floor of the caves you are exploring. It is not the most common resource but when you find some, it will typically be in a large amount which should provide you with enough resources to do you for some time.

Quartz can also be generated from the centrifuge and also traded for the following items. 

Structure Input Output
Soil Centrifuge 2 Full Soil Canisters 4 Quartz
Trade Platform 1 Scrap 2 Quartz


What Planets Contain Quartz?

Quartz is another resource that can be found on all of the planets in the game. The quantity of the resource will vary depending on the planet you are on. The table below will list the different planets of the game and give you the rarity of the resource on each one. 

Planet Rarity
Sylva Common
Desolo Common
Glacio Unknown
Calidor Unknown
Atrox Unknown
Vesania Unknown


What is Quartz Used For?

Quartz in its unrefined source, is not used much for crafting. To get the most use out of Quartz, you will need to use a smelter to turn this resource into glass which has far more crafting uses. The table below will contain a full list of all structures and items that can be crafted using just this resource or a combination of others

Creation Method Input Output Item/Structure
Backpack Printer 1 Quartz Beacon
Small Printer 1 Zinc, 1 Quartz Storage Sensor
Smelting Furnace 1 Quartz Glass
Chemistry Lab 1 Resin, 1 Methane, 1 Quartz Silicone
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