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The subject of this article is from the Atlas Rises update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 23 July, 2018.

The subject of this article is from a previous version of No Man's Sky and is now considered obsolete.
The information from this article is kept for historical purposes and should not be further categorised.
Type Oxide
Rarity Common
Blueprint Value 13.8 Units.png
Symbol Fe
Updated Atlas Rises

Iron (Fe) is a common metal and a member of the Oxide elements class.


In the early releases of No Man's Sky, Iron was the most commonly-used resource. It was used to build and recharge defensive technologies, fuel a ship's Pulse Engine, construct planet bases, and create a host of other products.

However in the NEXT release, the various forms of Ferrite (especially Ferrite Dust) replaced it in many blueprint formulas.

Game description[]

Wild iron

Mined element used to build and recharge defensive technologies. Found in rock formations and areas of geological interest.


On planets, Iron can be mined with the Boltcaster or Mining Beam attachments for the Multi-tool.

Iron may also be obtained by dismantling items built with Iron.


Iron is an obsolete resource and no longer has a purpose in the game.

Additional information[]

  • Iron can be sold in the Marketplace.
  • Iron is tied with Acid and Dirt for the shortest item name in the current version of No Man’s Sky, with 4 characters.

Release history[]

  • Release - original game element
  • NEXT - removed from the game - any Iron in a player's inventory was converted to Ferrite Dust