Ice (Volatiles)

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Ice (Volatiles)
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Ice (Volatiles)
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Mined with Mining Drill, Heavy Mining Drill


Ice (Volatiles) is a frozen ore that can be mined throughout the surface and underground of a planet or an asteroid using a Mining Drill or Pickaxe.

It is recommended to equip the Mining Belt before mining, as mining ice without the belt will put the ore in the player's hand, where it may start to melt. Ice is extremely sensitive to temperature and will sublimate to gas if the surrounding temperature is at 0 °C or above. This can be avoided, even in hot environments, if the ice is placed in a Mining Belt or specific devices like the Ice Crusher (even when turned off).


Volatile Ice can be processed into a Pipe Network by placing it into an Ice Crusher.

If necessary, Volatile Ice can also be turned into a gas by being placed on the ground or in the player's hand when the surrounding temperature is at or above 0 °C. This will release the ice's components into the surrounding atmosphere, however, which may not be ideal.

One unit of Volatile Ice is composed of the following components:

Amount Material
22 mol (100%) Volatiles (H2)


The main use of Volatiles, or H2, is to combine them with Oxygen in a 2:1 ratio (2 parts H2 to 1 part O2), forming a fuel for use in a Furnace. While a furnace does have an input pipe for fuel, it can be much simpler in the early-game to put Volatile Ice and Oxite into the furnace directly, bypassing the need to set up a pipe network to crush, store, and mix Volatile Ice into a fuel for the furnace. This isn't a perfect mix, as Oxite is not pure oxygen, however this has no noticeable effect on the furnace's performance.