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While Igneous Rock possesses no Decor bonus, its primary value lies in its high thermal volume and low conductivity. Together, this makes it extremely useful as an insulator in the early- to mid-game before Ceramic and Insulation is readily available. It is especially useful when used to build Insulated Tiles, Insulated Liquid Pipes and Insulated Gas Pipes.
Igneous Rock also possesses together with Obsidian the highest Radiation Absorption rate of Raw Minerals.
It forms from solidified Magma, which is a renewable resource on maps with volcanoes. Alternatively it can be sourced from melted Regolith, which is a renewable on every map, it also in addition creates enormous amount of heat to be utilized.
It can be harvested on rocket missions to renewable Space POIs:
- In Forested Ore Fields at a rate of 378 – 1134 kg per cycle.
- In Rocky Asteroid Fields at a rate of 216 – 648 kg per cycle.