It can be very difficult to find, for a variety of reasons. First, it's very difficult to see in caves, since it's usually the same color as the surrounding rock. Second, it's almost always found on the cave ceilings. The most effective way to find it is to leave your vehicle, get close to the cave ceiling with a flashlight and try searching the rock at different angles. They also sometimes overlap with other resources (usually uraninite and rock outcrops), but can be seen sticking out of them.
Magnetite can be found as a large resource deposit.
Uses in Crafting
Vehicle Modification Station
Scanner Room Fabricator
Data Bank Entry
Magnetite is an iron oxide valued for its and magnetic potential amongst other qualities. It is used in many federation technologies, including sonar and torpedo systems.
Assessment: Essential for sonar and torpedo technologies
- Magnetite was renamed to Iron Ore, but was then changed back to Magnetite shortly afterwards.