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High Quality Metal Ore

High Quality Metal Ore

High Quality Metal Ore is a valuable resource in the game Rust, typically found in rocky terrain and mountainous areas. This rare ore is identified by its distinct gold-like appearance, differentiating it from other common materials. When gathered, it can be smelted in a furnace to produce High Quality Metal (HQM), which is an essential component for crafting advanced tools, weapons, and armor, as well as vital for base upgrades.

Players can mine High Quality Metal Ore using tools like the pickaxe or more efficiently with explosives, such as timed explosive charges or satchel charges. The smelting process requires a furnace where, at a ratio of 1:1, each ore transforms into HQM after being subjected to heat. It's important to note that during smelting, a portion of wood or other fuel is also consumed, so plan accordingly to maximize efficiency.

Additionally, High Quality Metal Ore can occasionally be found in lootable items such as crates and barrels, and sometimes purchased from in-game vending machines or trading with other players. This resource is highly sought after, so securing it might also mean defending against other players. Considering its scarcity and value, wisely manage your High Quality Metal Ore to stay ahead in the game.

Where can you gather High Quality Metal Ore from?

Stone Pickaxe
Salvaged Icepick

High Quality Metal Ore is extracted by

Yield Per Barrel
2 min 10 sec
Diesel Fuel
2 min
Diesel Fuel

High Quality Metal Ore Smelting