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Meteorite Ore comes from Meteorites, which have a chance of appearing each night at midnight after a Shadow Orb (Or Pulsing Heart) has been broken. The amount of Meteorite Ore that appears depends on where the Meteorite lands, as Meteorite Ore will replace existing blocks rather than creating new blocks. For this reason, it is recommended that you not build any Skybridges until after you no longer need Meteorite; if a Meteorite hits a Skybridge, it will not have many blocks to replace therefore little Meteorite Ore will be made.

A meteor impact viewed on the map. (Console)

Meteorite blocks are fire-type, so an Obsidian Skull, Obsidian Shield, Obsidian Horseshoe, Obsidian Water Walking Boots, or Obsidian Skin Potion is required to prevent damage from touching them. A Gold Pickaxe or better is required to mine the Meteorite Ore, although explosives work just as well. It is safe to touch the loose ore after it's been mined. Three Meteorite Ore can be smelted into a Meteorite Bar at a Furnace.

Meteor Heads have a 2% (1:50) drop rate of Meteorite Ore. If you continuously want to farm the ores then this is a slow, but possible process.

Tips and Tricks

  • Keeping the Meteor Heads in front will allow the player to continuously knock them back while mining.
  • Only a certain number of Meteor Heads (usually 3 to 6) will spawn at a time, unless the player is unfortunate enough to attempt to mine during a Blood Moon, in which case they will spawn in overwhelming quantities.
  • Once there is less than 50 Meteorite Ore placed in the immediate area, the "Eerie" theme which normally plays around Meteorite deposits will revert to normal and Meteor Heads will cease to spawn.
  • When a player is in a Meteorite biome, only Meteor Heads will spawn, unless you are also in an Ocean biome.
  • The player can place 50 Meteorite Ore to create an artificial Meteorite biome, which has the same properties as a natural Meteorite. This can be done to prevent more dangerous monsters from spawning.
  • It is possible to gather all of the Meteorite Ore without an Obsidian Skull as long as the player does not directly touch the Meteorite blocks.
  • Standing on the Meteorite with strong armor helps to be able to ignore the heads that appear, though by the time you can safely use this technique, you won't have much use for Meteorite.

Notes

  • Meteorite Ore will still burn you even if submerged underwater.

Update Info

v1.4

  • Meteorite can no longer be destroyed with explosives.

v1.3.0.1

  • Sprite changed.

PC release

  • Added to the game.
Minerals
Original Metals Alternative Metals

Copper Ore.png Copper Ore

Copper Bar.png Copper Bar

Tin Ore.png Tin Ore

Tin Bar.png Tin Bar

Iron Ore.png Iron Ore

Iron bar1.png Iron Bar

Lead Ore.png Lead Ore

Lead Bar.png Lead Bar

Silver Ore.png Silver Ore

Silver bar1.png Silver Bar

Tungsten Ore.png Tungsten Ore

Tungsten Bar.png Tungsten Bar

Gold Ore.png Gold Ore

Gold Bar.png Gold Bar

Platinum Ore.png Platinum Ore

Platinum Bar2.png Platinum Bar

Demonite ore1.png Demonite Ore

Demonite bar.png Demonite Bar

Crimtane Ore.png Crimtane Ore

Crimtane Bar.png Crimtane Bar

Hard Mode Metals

Cobalt Ore.png Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Bar.png Cobalt Bar

Palladium Ore.png Palladium Ore

Palladium Bar.png Palladium Bar

Mythril Ore.png Mythril Ore

Mythril Bar.png Mythril Bar

Orichalcum Ore.png Orichalcum Ore

Orichalcum Bar.png Orichalcum Bar

Adamantite Ore.png Adamantite Ore

Adamantite Bar.png Adamantite Bar

Titanium Ore.png Titanium Ore

Titanium Bar.png Titanium Bar

Chlorophyte Ore.png Chlorophyte Ore

Chlorophyte Bar.png Chlorophyte Bar

Hallowed Bar.png Hallowed Bar

Shroomite Bar.png Shroomite Bar

Other Minerals & Materials

Meteorite ore.png Meteorite Ore

Meteorite bar.png Meteorite Bar

Hellstone1.png Hellstone

Hellstone Bar.png Hellstone Bar

Ectoplasm.png Ectoplasm

Obsidian1.png Obsidian

Items Requiring Meteorite
Tools Meteor Hamaxe
Weapons Star Cannon · Space Gun · Phaseblades · ?
Armor Meteor Helmet · Meteor Suit · Meteor Leggings
Ammo Meteor Shot
Other Meteorite Bar
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