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Ores are rocks or sediments which contain useful quantities of minerals. Ores are extracted through mining and are refined through various processes in order to obtain valuable metals or gemstones. Player characters can find ores at random in the UA, but the easiest way to acquire ores is to mine them.

Ore items are called ore bundles, which may be one of many different types (each type having a different composition) and be of varying mass (expressed in grams), which in turn determines the item's Weight (in Weight units).

On their own, ores don't have any uses to the player; they cannot be used for anything directly, nor are they part of any crafting recipes. Their only real purpose is to be exchanged at a mining facility's ore bank. Depending on the composition and amount delivered, a player character may exchange ore for metal ingots, gemstones, or directly to cash.

Ores are sub-categorized into three groups: Metal ores, Gemstone ores, and Serpentium.

Unusually for items in the Mazes, all ore bundles have a listed mass in grams, and a corresponding Weight (in inventory Weight units). For every 5 grams of mass, an ore bundle gains 0.01 Weight units; therefore, 500 grams of ore has a Weight of 1, and 1000 grams of ore has a Weight of 2.


Metal ores

Metal ores contain, as the name suggests, valuable metals.

The exact value of a metal ore bundle depends on its mass and its composition. For example, hematite is listed as an iron ore (70%), meaning that 70% of that ore bundle's mass is made out of iron. A 800 gram bundle of hematite would therefore be made out of (0.70 x 800) = 560 grams of iron ore. It could be exchanged for the monetary value of 560 grams of iron, or for a 500 gram iron bar plus the monetary value of 60 grams of iron, which is Parallar symbol.png12.

Valuable elements

This table lists all of the valuable elements that can be found within the ores in the Mazes, alongside their value per kilogram, and whether or not they belong to the Primary or Secondary category.

Primary elements can be exchanged for either metal ingots or money, whereas secondary elements can only be exchanged for money.

Element name Category Value per kg (in Parallar symbol.png)
Zinc Primary 100
Lead Primary 150
Iron Primary 200
Copper Primary 300
Tungsten Primary 500
Silver Primary 800
Gold Primary 2000
Platinum Primary 6000
Coal Secondary 10
Sulfur Secondary 20
Nickel Secondary 50
Mercury Secondary 75
Magnesium Secondary 100
Tin Secondary 150
Cobalt Secondary 175
Aluminium Secondary 200
Molybdenum Secondary 250
Titanium Secondary 275
Chromium Secondary 300

List of metal ores

This table lists all of the types of metal ores that can be found while mining in the Mazes.

Legend:

  • Ore of: Element type that this ore is mined for. (E.g.: Hematite is iron ore.)
  • %: Percentage value; what mass percentage of the listed element ("ore of") is found within one given ore bundle of that type. This in turn determines an ore bundle's value.
    • E.g.: Hematite is made out of 70% iron, therefore 70% of the mass of any hematite ore bundle is iron.
  • Rarity: Rarity indicator; cheap, common, rare, or very rare.
  • Parallar symbol.png per kg: Value of one kilogram (1000 grams) of this ore when exchanged for money at an ore bank.
Ore name Rarity Ore of  % Parallar symbol.png per kg
Anthracite Cheap Coal 95% 9.50
Argentite Rare Silver 87% 696
Bituminous coal Cheap Coal 80% 8
Boehmite (Bauxite) Cheap Aluminium 45% 90
Brimstone Cheap Sulfur 100% 20
Brucite Cheap Magnesium 42% 42
Calaverite Rare Gold 44% 880
Cassiterite Common Tin 79% 118.50
Cattierite Cheap Cobalt 48% 84
Cerussite Cheap Lead 77% 115.50
Chalcocite Common Copper 80% 240
Chalcopyrite Cheap Copper 35% 105
Chlorargyrite Rare Silver 75% 600
Chromite Rare Chromium 46% 138
Cinnabar Cheap Mercury 86% 64.50
Cobaltite Cheap Cobalt 35% 61.25
Covellite Common Copper 66% 198
Cuprite Common Copper 88% 264
Ferberite Common Tungsten 60% 300
Galena Cheap Lead 86% 129
Gibbsite (Bauxite) Cheap Aluminium 35% 70
Goethite Common Iron 63% 126
Hematite Common Iron 70% 140
Ilmenite Common Titanium 32% 88
Litharge Common Lead 93% 139.50
Magnesite Cheap Magnesium 29% 29
Magnetite Common Iron 72% 144
Millerite Cheap Nickel 65% 32.50
Molybdenite Common Molybdenum 60% 150
Montroydite Cheap Mercury 93% 69.75
Native aluminium Rare Aluminium 100% 200
Native copper Rare Copper 100% 300
Native gold Very rare Gold 100% 2000
Native platinum Very rare Platinum 100% 6000
Native silver Very rare Silver 100% 800
Nickeline Cheap Nickel 44% 22
Pentlandite Cheap Nickel 34% 17
Periclase Cheap Magnesium 60% 60
Rutile Rare Titanium 60% 165
Scheelite Common Tungsten 64% 320
Siderite Cheap Iron 48% 96
Smithsonite Cheap Zinc 52% 52
Sphalerite Cheap Zinc 64% 64
Sylvanite Rare Gold 35% 700
Tugarinovite Common Molybdenum 75% 187.50
Wolframite Common Tungsten 61% 305
Zincite Common Zinc 73% 73


Gemstone ores

Gemstone ores contain raw, natural crystals which are suitable for refining, cutting and polishing into gemstones.

Like metal ores, gemstone ore is found in ore bundles. However, their mass does not directly translate to value; instead, for every 50 grams of gemstone ore bundle, one corresponding gemstone may be extracted. Gemstone ore bundles are always generated in multiples of 50 grams, as such it is possible to easily determine the amount of gemstones carried within one bundle: simply divide its mass in grams by 50.

When exchanging gemstone ore for gemstones at an ore bank, you will obtain identified but unappraised gemstones.


List of gemstone ores

This table lists all of the types of gemstone ores that can be found while mining in the Mazes.

Legend:

  • Rarity: Rarity indicator; cheap, common, rare, or very rare.
  • Min. Parallar symbol.png per kg and Max. Parallar symbol.png per kg: One kilogram (1000 grams) of this ore produces a total of 20 gemstones. These two columns show the range of possible value for this many gemstones.
Ore name Rarity Min. Parallar symbol.png per kg Max. Parallar symbol.png per kg
Raw amethyst Common 500 3000
Raw carnelian Cheap 300 900
Raw citrine Common 600 1600
Raw diamond (industrial-grade) Rare 2000 6000
Raw diamond (jewelry-grade) Very rare 7000 40000
Raw emerald Rare 5000 21000
Raw garnet Common 1500 4000
Raw golden topaz Common 3200 4500
Raw heliodor Common 1200 3500
Raw jade Common 1300 5000
Raw lapis-lazuli Common 500 5000
Raw kyanite Common 1500 2500
Raw malachite Common 700 2100
Raw moonstone Rare 5000 9000
Raw obsidian Common 900 4000
Raw onyx Common 1500 5600
Raw opal Common 2500 9000
Raw peridot Rare 2000 7500
Raw quartz (clear) Cheap 200 3000
Raw quartz (pink) Common 200 3000
Raw quartz (smoky) Common 1400 3000
Raw ruby Rare 4000 17000
Raw sapphire Rare 3000 13000
Raw spinel Common 1000 3000
Raw sunstone Rare 5000 9000
Raw sugilite Rare 3700 9500
Raw tanzanite Common 1300 3700
Raw tiger's eye Cheap 300 600
Raw tourmaline Common 1400 3000
Raw zircon Cheap 800 2000

NOTES:

  • Industrial-grade raw diamond produces impure diamonds, whereas jewelry-grade raw diamond produces regular diamonds.


Serpentium

Serpentium is a type of crystalline mineral native to the Mazes, with the unique property of being a source of energy. Serpentium may also be called power crystals, electrocrystals or, in Youkai language, 電気晶 (denkishou), which transliterates to "electric crystal".

Serpentium crystals are hexagonal crystals resembling beryls. They are known for their semi-transparent black color, with golden-colored facets sprawling from the center of each crystal, often found in rough, serpentine or thunderbolt-like shapes (which have presumably inspired the "Serpentium" name). These golden elements are naturally electroluminescent, causing them to emit a faint amount of yellow light, making them easy to spot and recognize.

Individual Serpentium crystals form in various sizes and shapes, each of which carry a certain quantity of energy. When the outer layers of a crystal is broken, all of the energy contained within is released in the form of electricity, in a manner reminiscent of a thunderstorm releasing thunderbolts. Once the power contained is completely released, the crystal "shell" vaporizes instantly, leaving nothing behind except heat. The exact amount of power generated depends on the individual size and mass of a crystal.

Every generator facilty in the Mazes runs on Serpentium crystals, which are designed to puncture the crystals and subsequently harness the energy released in a safe and controlled manner.

Miners and adventurers in possession of Serpentium crystals may sell them to generator facilities at face value. Serpentium has a value per kilogram of Parallar symbol.png1225 /kg.

List of Serpentium crystal sizes

Crystals of various sizes may be found while mining in the Mazes; this chart details all the possible sizes and weights.

Size Value in Parallar symbol.png Weight
Serpentium crystal, 100 gram 122.50 0.2
Serpentium crystal, 250 gram 306.25 0.5
Serpentium crystal, 500 gram 612.50 1
Serpentium crystal, 1000 gram 1225 2
Serpentium crystal, 2000 gram 2450 4
Serpentium crystal, 4000 gram 4900 8