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The Planet Crafter Ore Extractor Guide

March 25, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams


In this The Planet Crafter Ore Extractor Guide, I'll tell you how you can use this machine to automatically mine resources and the best ways to use it.

How The Planet Crafter Ore Extractor Works

The Planet Crafter Ore Extractor automatically mines ore over time. The type of ore mined depends on where you place the Ore Extractor -- check out our Ore Guides for specific locations with coordinates!


What Can You Mine With an Ore Extractor?

You can mine the following resources with an Ore Extractor:

  • Iron
  • Aluminum
  • Iridium
  • Uranium
  • Osmium
  • Super Alloy

Take note that you cannot mine Osmium, Super Alloy, or Uranium with the first Ore Extractor. You'll need an Ore Extractor T2 for those ores.


Additionally, Ore Extractors will not only mine a specific resource. If you place an Ore Extractor in an area with Iridium, it will also mine Iron, Titanium, Cobalt, Silicon, and Magnesium, too. You will always get some amount of the five basic resources.

How to Set Up an Ore Extractor

Setting up The Planet Crafter Ore Extractor is fairly straightforward -- all you need to do is Build it in the correct location to get the specific ore that you want. If you're getting Iron instead, you're either not in the right spot or the ore you're trying to mine requires a higher-tier Ore Extractor.


It's a very good idea to also build a Foundation Grid and put a Shredder on top of it. This lets you destroy any unwanted Ore so you can focus on collecting the good stuff.

Finally, you'll probably end up having to build Ore Extractors far away from your main base no matter where you decide to settle. It's a good idea to build small outposts near Ore Extractors so you can refill your Oxygen, Water, and Food.

The Planet Crafter Ore Extractor Guide - Outpost
Building outposts near faraway Ore Extractors is a good idea. You can also set up other buildings like Power generators to save space at your main base.

How Many Ore Extractors Should You Build?

The number of Ore Extractors you should build really depends on the resource you're trying to get.

First, you should prioritize Iridium -- you'll need it to make Iridium Rods for more Ore Extractors. Once you have at least two or three Iridium Rods, you should build a second Ore Extractor for Aluminum to fuel your mid-game Crafting.


After those two are established, you should build one for Osmium next so you can Build a bunch of Drill T4s -- you'll need to increase Pressure to unlock the Ore Extractor T2. Ore Extractors use a lot of Power, so you'll want to be able to build more Nuclear Generators as fast as possible so that you can build even more Ore Extractors.

When all is said and done, these are the minimum number of Ore Extractors I recommend for each resource:

  • Aluminum - 2
  • Iron - 4
  • Iridium - 4
  • Osmium - 2
  • Sulfur - 4
  • Super Alloy - 4
  • Uranium - 2

Iron (and the base materials) are always useful. Iridium is needed for building more Heating objects. Sulfer and Super Alloy are heavily used in the late game for increasing Biomass.

We're all done with our The Planet Crafter Ore Extractor Guide, but there's still plenty more to learn -- read the rest of our guides to learn more about the game!

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Miju Games
Miju Games
Release Date
March 24,2022 (Calendar)