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This strange crystalline material can be shaped into lenses, used as an electronics component, or mixed into powerful explosives.

Tool Metal Pick.png Metal Pick
Creature Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus
Weight 1.0
Stack size 100
Item ID 78
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 78 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Crystal.PrimalItemResource_Crystal'" 1 0 0
cheat GFI Crystal 1 0 0
Used to craft 112 items

Crystal is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved used for crafting various items. It is especially useful in the end-game.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

Crystal can only be gathered with a stone or metal pick or with certain creatures. It can be acquired by mining white crystals. White crystals are the primary source which can be mined, stalactites in caves also provide crystal. Some others are just decorative.

Crystal.png Crystal
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus★★★★★
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆

Weight Reduction[edit | edit source]

The following creatures reduce the weight of Crystal by the listed amount while it is in their inventory:

Creature Reduction by
Argentavis.png Argentavis 50%
Ravager.png Ravager 50%

Location[edit | edit source]

Crystal can be found in caves throughout the Ark, as well as near the top of mountains and in the snow biome. See the interactive Resource Maps for all occurrences in the official maps as well as some Mod maps.

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Crystal Occurences
The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Locations on The Center
Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Locations on Scorched Earth

This map is incomplete. Please contribute confirmed resource locations by confirming their location in-game.

See the interactive Resource Maps for all occurrences in the official maps as well as some Mod maps.

  • The Frozen Tooth at 35 latitude and 58 longitude has extremely high quantities of crystal deposits at and around the summit. However caution is advised while attempting to descend the mountain, as it is extremely steep and quite easy to trip and fall.
  • For a low level character there is a small mountain in the Southern Islets at around 75.7 latitude and 47.2 longitude which has a small supply of crystal. The eastern side of the mountain is easy to climb, and the area itself is fairly benign, hosting mostly low level herbivores with the occasional Raptor and rare Carno.
  • In The Center there is a large supply of crystals around 55 latitude and 49 longitude on the cliff. Several Argentavises or a Quetzal is recommended to carry them.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Crystal is used to craft the following items:

Full list of items crafted with Crystal

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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