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Iron is a basic metal
Iron has many uses including crafting, construction and research.


Access

Access requirements:
Technology Requirement Research cost
Exploration build 2
Libraries
Food 100
or
Construct Requirement Resource cost
Foundry build on
Buildings
Mineral 500
Copper 5

Storage

Your maximum available Iron is limited by storage capacity.
  • Storage for Iron is provided, by:
Storage provided:
Item Amount
Warehouse 5
Towncenter 10
Chest 0.2

Production

Iron produced:
Producer Rate
Foundry 0.02 per second
Blast furnace 0.01 per second
per Foundryman

Bonuses to production

  • Other factors increment Iron production.
Bonuses to production:
Item Amount
Eredal 10% per Title
Metallurgy 10%
Bronze tools 10%
Steel tools 10%
Quenching 25%
Global
production
varies
Boost × 2
Rush
economy
30 minutes
of production
Bonuses also affect the quantity of resources brought in by a Cargo train.

Uses

Use of iron:
Use Item Amount
craft Sword 10
craft Structure 20
craft Ammo 50
craft Musket 500
craft Plate 200
research Metallurgy 5
research Iron sword 10
research Storage management 15
research Coin forging 20
research Bronze 40
research Steel 50
research Quenching 500
research Gunnery 500
research Metalwork 750
research Steam engine 800
consume Foundryman 0.04 per second1
construct Docks 100 × 1.3n
construct Crusher 100 × 1.2n
construct Train station 500 × 1.2n
consume Carpentry 0.1 per second
construct Caravel 500
export Trade mission varies
where 'n' is the number of the item
1inconsistant with tooltip; v0.9.3 beta

Other

Trades for iron:
Send ratio Receive
Chemicals 1 : 10 Iron
Coal 1 : 1 Iron
Copper 5 : 3 Iron
Food 5 000 : 11 Iron
Mineral 500 : 1 Iron
Steel 1 : 5 Iron
Tin 10 : 13 Iron
Wood 625 : 1 Iron
Iron salvaged:
Ship Amount
Caravel 100 → 150

Capped resources
Cement | Chemicals | Clay | Coal | Concrete | Copper | Food | Gold | Iron | Knowledge | Mineral | Morale | Nickel | Sand | Steel | Tin | Water | Wood