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Ore Veins are geological formations found in the Arctic Spires, Glacial Basin, Glacial Bay, Glacial Connection, either Arctic region, certain caves in the Lilypad Islands, and the Thermal Spires Caves. In the center of them is a hole through which ores such as Silver Ore, Magnetite, or Quartz can be grabbed by the player.

Some ore veins need a Propulsion Cannon to be accessed such as Lithium, and Magnetite.

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Ore Vein

Resources behind loose rock

Source: Scan Ore Veins