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Oil Shale
Basic Information
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Group Resources
Category Basic Resource
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Related Attribute
Related Perk(s)
Related Perk Book(s)
Block Properties
Hit Points 7
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage
Power Attack Block Damage
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth
Damage Multiplier: Metal
Damage Multiplier: Stone
Damage Multiplier: Wood
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Degradation per Use
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Repaired Using
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Max Stack 6000
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Meltable No
Combustible Yes
Burn Time 00:05
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through

Description[ | ]

Oil Shale can only be found by Mining in the Desert biome. Oil Shale is placed into your Inventory when mining Oil Deposits. It has a purple hue and is somewhat shiny on higher graphic settings, with a brushed appearance as seen here as a Surface Node. Oil Shale is found in the Desert by digging down at about 20 blocks, where the stone layer begins. It is in the stone layer under the desert just like other ores. It can also very commonly be found in the caves in the desert and usually in extremely large quantities so make sure that if you are mining it that you have plenty of free inventory space. Each time you successfully mine an Oil Deposit you receive 100 Oil Shale in your inventory. This is more compared to the usual 40 units of each other mineral you get by mining them.


Surface Node Oil Deposit

Usage[ | ]


The following recipes require Oil Shale: (NOTE: Times are based on a level 1 skill and the material that an object is crafted from, which is only reliable for food at the moment, so is rather difficult to calculate, this table is auto-generated):

Item Required Materials Workstation Implement Time Magazine Perk Book Skill Schematic
Asphalt Asphalt CrushedSand Crushed Sand x8, RockSmall Small Stone x17, OilShale Oil Shale x5 Cement Mixer - 00:16.4 - - - -
GasCan Gas Can x2 OilShale Oil Shale x1 Chemistry Station - 00:0.05 Vehicle Adventures - - -
Oil Oil OilShale Oil Shale x24 Chemistry Station - 00:24 Vehicle Adventures - - -

History[ | ]

  • Prior to A16, Cooking Oil Shale on the campfire was one of the easiest ways to get your science skill up.