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Rusted Metal
Rusted Metal
Category Special
Type Junk
Rarity Uncommon
Blueprint Value 20.0 Units.png
Used for Refining
Symbol Jn
Updated origins

Rusted Metal is a resource.


Rusted Metal (Jn) is a resource and one of the junk special elements.

Game description[]

Handfulls of corroded metal, distorted by years of exposure to the harsh environment.

Handle with care.


Obtaining Rusted Metal from a Damaged Container

  • Upon opening a Damaged Container, a GUI will pop up with an option to either discard or keep some Rusted Metal. Each container can contain up to 100 Rusted Metal each. Once the Rusted Metal is either discarded or moved to your inventory, the Damaged Container will open and you can receive a reward.
  • Rusted Metal can be purchased from some Galactic Trade Terminals and pilot NPCs.
  • Rusted Metal is a rare planetary resource to be mined akin to Ferrite and its variants. Seen on Dead Worlds.

Rusted Metal can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x1  +  SUBSTANCE.LAND.1.png Ferrite Dust x1  →  SPACEGUNK.3.png Rusted Metal x1  ("Oxidise Metal", 1 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x1  +  SUBSTANCE.LAND.2.png Pure Ferrite x1  →  SPACEGUNK.3.png Rusted Metal x2  ("Oxidise Metal", 1 sec./unit output)



Rusted Metal is not used as an ingredient for crafting.


Rusted Metal is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:


Rusted Metal is not used as an ingredient for cooking using a Nutrient Processor.


The following progression is used for Ferrite refinement via a Portable Refiner:

Additional Information[]

  • Junk type resources have the same symbol (Jn) rather than their own.

Release history[]


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