Iron Ore & Ingots (Spiritfarer)

An iron ore node in Spiritfarer
Iron Ore
Material Type Metal
Found in
  • Hoseki Quarry
  • Crow’s End Inc.
  • Hidden Thicket
  • Southpoint Docks
Related Facility Foundry
Output Iron Ingots
Uses
Buying Price Unknown
Selling Price 70 Glims

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)

When mining, make sure to let go of the pickaxe once it starts shining to stop it from exploding / Spiritfarer
When mining, make sure to let go of the pickaxe once it starts shining to stop it from exploding.

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.

From the quarry’s entrance, go up the ladder / Spiritfarer
From the quarry’s entrance, go up the ladder.

Step 2: Once you reach the top, run towards the left.

From the top floor, go to your left / Spiritfarer
From the top floor, go to your left.

Step 3: Once you come upon a crossroads, go up two floors by first going left and then right.

Go up to your left, then face your right and go up again / Spiritfarer
Go up to your left, then face your right and go up again.

Step 4: Keep walking to your right until you see the first iron ore node.

Walk to your right until you find the iron ore node / Spiritfarer
Walk to your right until you find the 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.

From the first iron ore, go back down to your left / Spiritfarer
From the first iron ore, go back down to your left.

Step 2: Go up three sets of ladders until you reach the top.

Go up the ladders / Spiritfarer
Go up the ladders.

Step 3: From the top floor, walk to your far right to find the second iron ore node.

Walk to your right until you find the iron ore node / Spiritfarer
Walk to your right until you find the 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.

Go to your left until you find the iron ore node / Spiritfarer
Go to your left until you find the iron ore node.

Iron Ore #4

Step 1: Go back to the initial crossroads from earlier, but this time take the path going down.

Go back to the crossroads and take the path going down / Spiritfarer
Go back to the crossroads and take the path going down.

Step 2: Go down the ladder once you reach it, then head left on the bottom floor.

Go down the ladders / Spiritfarer
Go down the ladders.

Step 3: You’ll come across an overhang above you. Climb it to find the last iron ore node location.

Go up the overhang to find the iron ore / Spiritfarer
Go up the overhang to find the iron ore.

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.

The iron ore on this island is right on the islet to your left / Spiritfarer
The iron ore on this island is right on the islet to your left.

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.

The iron ore can be immediately found on the island / Spiritfarer
The iron ore can be immediately found 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.

From the starting point, run to your right / Spiritfarer
From the starting point, run to your right.

Step 2: Get on the dumpster bin and bounce on it to reach the top of two shipping containers.

Bounce on the dumpster bin / Spiritfarer
Bounce on the dumpster bin.

Step 3: You’ll find the iron ore on top of the shipping container.

Bounce to the top of the shipping container to find the iron ore / Spiritfarer
Bounce to the top of the shipping container to find the iron ore.

Growing Iron Ore

Growing iron ore on one of the Turtle Sisters / Spiritfarer
Growing iron ore on one of the Turtle Sisters.

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

Smelting iron ore into ingots inside the Foundry / Spiritfarer
Smelting iron ore into ingots inside the Foundry.

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.

Place coal here / Spiritfarer
Place coal here.

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.

Place iron ore here / Spiritfarer
Place iron ore here.

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.

Make sure the indicator stays in the green area while pushing the bellows one either side / Spiritfarer
Make sure the indicator stays in the green area while pushing the bellows one either side.

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.

Wait until the thermometer fills up and get your items in the basket after / Spiritfarer
Wait until the thermometer fills up and get your items in the basket after.

Iron Ingot Uses

Here are all of the buildings and construction improvements you can do with iron ingots:

Construction/Improvement Materials
Astrid’s Bungalow Improvement (Old Plant)
  • 5 iron ingots
  • 12 oak planks
  • 5 cotton fabric
  • 250 glims
Bruce and Mickey’s Crib Improvement (Chandelier)
  • 5 iron ingots
  • 2 bronze sheets
  • 2 crystal glass sheets
  • 490 glims
Air Draft
  • 2 iron ingots
  • 6 oak planks
  • 12 nebula fabrics
Bouncy
  • 1 iron ingot
  • 6 cotton fabrics
  • 5 ash planks
Expert Blueprints
  • 10 iron ingots
  • 10 wool fabrics
  • 1,850 glims
Icebreaker Boat Improvement
  • 10 iron ingots
  • 12 oak planks
  • 5 slates
  • 18 linen fabrics
  • 1 spirit flower
  • 800 glims

Smithy Usage

On top of that, you can also use iron ingots with the Smithy to make additional items:

Output Materials
Steel Sheet
  • 1 Iron Ingot
  • 1 Carbon Powder

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