by brevven

Adds tungsten ore (wolframite), tungsten plates, tungsten carbide and rocket engine nozzles to the base game. Available after green science, tungsten and the various intermediates are used throughout the vanilla game. Compatible with RSO, Space Exploration and Krastorio 2, and several other mods. Part of BZ Mods.

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Latest Version:
0.5.8 (2 months ago)
Factorio version:
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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" - Mahatma Gandhi

Adds wolframite (mineable tungsten ore), tungsten plates, tungsten carbide, and rocket engine nozzles to factorio.
Modifies several recipes to use new resources and intermediates.

If you enjoy vanilla Factorio, Krastorio 2, or Space Exploration, and would like to add a new resource, this mod might be what you're looking for.
Tungsten is slightly more complex than Titanium or Lead, and the ore is usable at green science, a stage right between those two mods.
It will broaden your factory close to the same time that Silica & Silicon is kicking into gear, as well.

Wolframite is mineable with water, or if Krastorio 2 is enabled, with Mineral Water. Tungsten carbide can only be made in stone or steel furnaces or, if Krastorio 2 is enabled, with coke in any furnace. If you prefer to play without biters and not produce military science, there's a mod setting to allow the rocketry tech to be researched without military science.

Supported compatible mods:
- Space Exploration & AAI
- Krastorio 2 & Rich Rocks Requiem
- Other mods like Omnimatter, 5Dim's, and FE+
- Many mining drill mods
- Several smaller mods like Deadlock Stacking, Deadlock Crating, Jetpack, Aircraft, Simple Compress, The Big Furnace, Strange Matter, etc.

Many other mods are compatible, but not yet fully supported. Compatibility suggestions always appreciated.

Coming Soon - VortiK's deep core mining, Asteroid mining

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Detailed list of changes (incomplete)


  • Lamp (Tungsten added)
  • Rail signals & Chain signals use lamps
  • Piercing rounds magazine (Tungsten replaces copper)
  • Piercing shotgun shell (Tungsten replaces copper)
  • Cannon shell (Tungsten replaces copper)
  • Engine unit (Tungsten added)
  • Assembling Machine 2 & 3 (Tungsten carbide added)
  • Electric Furnace (Tungsten plate and tungsten carbide added)
  • Chemical plant (Tungsten plate and tungsten carbide added)
  • Oil refinery (Tungsten added)
  • Heat exchanger, Nuclear Reactor (Tungsten added)
  • Flamethrower turret (Tungsten added)
  • Rockets, rocket parts, artillery, satellite, and atomic bomb (Rocket engine nozzle added)

Krastorio 2

  • Energy control unit (Tungsten added)
  • Fusion reactor (Tungsten added)
  • Railgun shell (Tungsten added)
  • All piercing magazines (Tungsten replaces steel)
  • Heavy Rocket, Explosive Turret Rocket (Tungsten added)
  • Electric mining drill Mk2 (Tungsten carbide added)
  • Quarry drill (Tungsten carbide added)
  • Advanced chemical plant (Tungsten carbide added)

Space Exploration

  • Heat shielding (Tungsten added to both recipes)
  • Thermal radiator (Tungsten added)
  • Delivery cannon weapon capsule (Tungsten added)
  • Tungsten added to data: electromagnetic field, hot thermodynamics, particle beam shielding
  • Cargo rocket section, spaceship rocket engine, rocket science pack (Rocket engine nozzle added)
  • Space assembling machine, Mechanical facility, Recycling facility (Tungsten carbide added)
  • Core mining drill, area mining drill (Tungsten carbide added)