Iron Ore is one of the mineable metals you can find in Spiritfarer. This material is mined from from nodes found on several islands, before being turned into iron ingots using the Foundry.
How To Get Iron Ore (All Locations)
To start mining, approach any node and hold the interact button. Doing so will turn Stella’s everlight into a pickaxe she will raise, and you need to let go before it explodes in her hand. For the best timing, let go once the pickaxe starts shining. Repeat this several times until the node breaks.
Here are all of the islands that contain iron ore nodes:
Hoseki Quarry (4 Nodes)
The first island on the list is Hoseki Quarry at X: -138, Y: 28, on the World Map’s south-western side. Fortunately, this map doesn’t require any ship improvements to reach.
Iron Ore #1
Step 1: Enter the quarry and climb the two sets of ladders beside the door.
Step 2: Once you reach the top, run towards the left.
Step 3: Once you come upon a crossroads, go up two floors by first going left and then right.
Step 4: Keep walking to your right until you see the first iron ore node.
Iron Ore #2
Step 1: From the first iron ore node above, go back to your left and keep walking until you find some ladders.
Step 2: Go up three sets of ladders until you reach the top.
Step 3: From the top floor, walk to your far right to find the second iron ore node.
Iron Ore #3
This one’s easy:
Go back to the top of the ladders and walk to your far left to find the next iron ore node.
Iron Ore #4
Step 1: Go back to the initial crossroads from earlier, but this time take the path going down.
Step 2: Go down the ladder once you reach it, then head left on the bottom floor.
Step 3: You’ll come across an overhang above you. Climb it to find the last iron ore node location.
Crow’s End Inc. (1 Node)
The next island is Crow’s End Inc, which requires the Mist Cleaner 1000 Boat Improvement from Albert’s Shipyard.
Once you have the upgrade, head south-west again to find the island at X: -126, Y: -51. After arriving on the island, just jump on the islet to your left to find the only iron ore on the island.
Hidden Thicket (1 Node)
Next up is the Hidden Thicket, which is located just on the east when you’re coming from Crow’s End Inc. Since it’s also in the Crow’s End region, this island also requires the Mist Cleaner 1000 Boat Improvement.
You’ll immediately see the iron ore node on your right once you land on the island.
Southpoint Docks (1 Node)
The last island is Southpoint Docks, located at X: 157, Y: 22. Do note that this island requires the Rock Destroyer Boat Improvement.
And here’s where you can find the Iron Ore node:
Step 1: From the island’s starting point, run to your right until you pass by some shipping containers and find a dumpster bin.
Step 2: Get on the dumpster bin and bounce on it to reach the top of two shipping containers.
Step 3: You’ll find the iron ore on top of the shipping container.
Growing Iron Ore
Aside from mining nodes from various islands, you can also grow iron ore nodes on any of the Turtle Sisters once they’ve been unlocked. Simply place an iron ore on any of the spots on their backs and come back once they’re ready to get mined.
The locations of the turtle sisters are as follows:
- Olga (X: 81, Y: 28)
- Masha (X: -91, Y: 138)
- Irina (X: 127, Y: -76)
How To Make Iron Ingots
To make iron ingots, you will need the Foundry. This building requires the following materials to be created:
- 10 Coals
- 10 Oak Planks
Once the Foundry is built, here’s how to make copper ingots.
Step 1: Head inside and interact with the furnace in the middle to place some coal. You can put as much coal as you want.
Step 2: Head to the left side and interact with the compartment to place some of your iron ore. You can input up to 50 if you prefer.
Step 3: Once the items have been confirmed, a minigame will start. Interact with the bellows on each side in an alternating manner to push the needle up to the required temperature. Make sure the indicator remains inside the temperature to avoid the furnace from overheating.
Step 4: Once the thermometer fills up, the ingots will fall on the basket at the right, and you can collect them there. Repeat if you prefer.
Iron Ingot Uses
Here are all of the buildings and construction improvements you can do with iron ingots:
|Astrid’s Bungalow Improvement (Old Plant)
|Bruce and Mickey’s Crib Improvement (Chandelier)
|Icebreaker Boat Improvement
On top of that, you can also use iron ingots with the Smithy to make additional items: