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This metal is mostly used as a commodity currency. It can also be used for making decorations.

Base Stats

Stuff Category
Market Value
Stack Limit
0.008 kg
Path Cost


Terrain Affordance

Stat Modifiers

Beauty Factor
Beauty Offset
Work To Make Factor
Work To Build Factor
Max Hit Points
Armor - Sharp
Armor - Blunt
Armor - Heat
Insulation - Cold
+3 °C (5.4 °F)
Insulation - Heat
+0 °C (0 °F)
Melee Blunt Damage
Melee Sharp Damage
Melee Cooldown
Door Opening Speed
Rest Effectiveness
Small Volume

Silver is a precious, uncommon material. It is ill-suited for industrial or structural use, but is recognized as a trade currency which all traders will readily accept. Furniture, recreation sources, and sculptures built with silver tend to have very impressive beauty values, and it can also be used to produce slightly better-than-average blunt weapons (though this is rarely a wise use of the metal). Although an equivalent value of Jade has higher beauty and blunt damage meaning that Jade is a preferable resource to use if it is available. It is a small volume material, similar to gold, so weapons and art made of silver will require ten times the units of a normal resource.

Silver is also a necessary ingredient in building sterile tiles, which improve the rate at which your colonists do research and reduce the chance of infection during recovery from wounds. Sterile tiles boost cleanliness up to 0.60 (Sterile).


Tiles of silver ore can be found on any map, but must be mined before they can be used. All traders carry a significant amount of silver on them, and will happily trade it for your goods. Non-tribal raiders may carry silver with them when they attack. Ancient ship parts often drop silver when destroyed. Once you've completed the research necessary to construct a deep drill, it can also be found in midsize deposits underground.


Silver ore

Silver ore tiles have 1,500 health each, making them one of the faster ores to mine. They can be found in midsize veins, ranging from 4 to 12 tiles in size. Each mined block has a base yield of 40 silver, however this is modified by factors such as the Difficulty setting and the mining yield of the pawn.

Despite being literally made of RimWorld's currency, silver ore has the smallest monetary yield per tile of any ore. All other ores except compacted machinery have the same base yield of 40 per tile of ore but produce resources worth more than Silver 1 each, while compacted machinery makes up for its much smaller yield with a significantly more valuable resource. However, silver as a currency is accepted by all traders, and silver is the main ingredient for sterile tiles, so the market value is not the only measure of usefulness.


Silver is used in the following crafting recipes:

  • Name Amount Type
    Silver tile 70 Floor
    Sterile tile 12 Floor
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