Raw Quartz

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Raw Quartz is an uncommon mid-game resource found in the world. It is processed into Quartz Crystals or Silica for further processing.



 Raw Quartz is added to the Resource Scanner via the Quartz Research chain in the MAM.png MAM using:
Raw Quartz.png

Additionally, its resource scanner is unlocked in the Tier 7 milestone Bauxite Refinement.

Resource acquisition

Raw Quartz can be harvested by hand (default E) in trace amounts from resource deposits scattered across the world, or from inexhaustible resource nodes on which Miners can be constructed to extract automatically. Additonally, Lizard Doggos will ocassionally bring it when tamed.

Items produced per minute

Number of Raw Quartz resource nodes is as follows:

of nodes
mining rate
Mk.3 mining rate
at 250 %
Impure 0 0 0
Normal 11 2,640 6,600
Pure 5 2,400 3,900* / 6,000
Total 16 5,040 10,500* / 12,600

*Note: The extraction rate of a Miner Mk.3 at 250 % is 1,200/min, but a Mk.5 Conveyor can only carry 780/min, therefore the maximum mined amount cannot be transported.

Extraction energy

It takes about 10.03 MJ to extract 1 Raw Quartz. Further reading: Extraction energy



 Raw Quartz reveals the Quartz Research chain in the MAM.png MAM when picked up.


Recipe Ingredients Produced in Products Unlocked by
Quartz Crystal
5 × Raw Quartz.pngRaw Quartz37.5 / min
3 × Quartz Crystal.pngQuartz Crystal22.5 / min
MAM Quartz Research - Quartz Crystals OR
Tier 7 - Bauxite Refinement
3 × Raw Quartz.pngRaw Quartz22.5 / min
5 × Silica.pngSilica37.5 / min
MAM Quartz Research - Silica OR
Tier 7 - Bauxite Refinement
Cheap Silica
3 × Raw Quartz.pngRaw Quartz11.25 / min
5 × Limestone.pngLimestone18.75 / min
16 sec
7 × Silica.pngSilica26.25 / min
MAM Quartz Research - Silica
Pure Quartz Crystal
9 × Raw Quartz.pngRaw Quartz67.5 / min
5 × Water.pngWater37.5 / min
8 sec
7 × Quartz Crystal.pngQuartz Crystal52.5 / min
MAM Quartz Research - Quartz Crystals OR
Tier 3 - Coal Power


 Raw Quartz can be sunk into the AWESOME Sink.png AWESOME Sink to yield 15 points.


  • Raw Quartz is a great source of AWESOME Sink points in the early game given how early it can be obtained and the number of points it gives before it becomes useful in later tiers.
  • If being mined for the purpose of early AWESOME Sink point farming, processing Raw Quartz into Quartz Crystals or Silica before sinking it is a viable option to consider, if you are willing to build some Constructors and can afford the additional power requirement. Of the two options, Silica will improve the point yield slightly more than Quartz Crystals, but will require more total Constructors to process the same amount of Raw Quartz.

See also