КварцQuartz is a natural resource found on all planets in Astroneer. It generates in large pink clusters of hexagonal crystals in caves. When smelted in a smelting furnace, it produces glass.

Quartz deposit

Sylva SylvaFound ✓
Desolo DesoloFound ✓
Calidor CalidorFound ✓
Vesania VesaniaFound ✓
Novus NovusFound ✓
Glacio GlacioFound ✓
Atrox AtroxFound ✓

Additional source of quartz

  • Using the centrifuge
    A full centrifuge (with 2 small soil canisters) produces 4 quartz.
  • Using the trade platform
    The trade platform provides 2 quartz for 1 scrap. The maximum trade is 4 scrap for a total of 8 quartz.


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  • How to obtain quartz in Astroneer?
    You can obtain quartz on any planet in Astroneer by using the Terrain Tool (referred to as the “vacuum” tool). Simply aim it at the quartz deposits and excavate them. When you accumulate enough clusters, the resource “Quartz” will appear in your inventory.

Interesting facts

  • If you place quartz in the research chamber in Astroneer and fully analyze it, you will receive 75 bytes. The research speed is 30 bytes per minute.