Meteorite Ore comes from Meteorites, which have a chance of appearing each night at midnight after a Shadow Orb (Or Pulsing Heart) has been broken. The amount of Meteorite Ore that appears depends on where the Meteorite lands, as Meteorite Ore will replace existing blocks rather than creating new blocks. For this reason, it is recommended that you not build any Skybridges until after you no longer need Meteorite; if a Meteorite hits a Skybridge, it will not have many blocks to replace therefore little Meteorite Ore will be made.
Terraria Meteorite Biome

Terraria Meteorite Biome


A meteor impact viewed on the map. (Console)

Meteorite blocks are fire-type, so an Obsidian Skull, Obsidian Shield, Obsidian Horseshoe, Obsidian Water Walking Boots, or Obsidian Skin Potion is required to prevent damage from touching them. A Gold Pickaxe or better is required to mine the Meteorite Ore, although explosives work just as well. It is safe to touch the loose ore after it's been mined. Three Meteorite Ore can be smelted into a Meteorite Bar at a Furnace.

Meteor Heads have a 2% (1:50) drop rate of Meteorite Ore. If you continuously want to farm the ores then this is a slow, but possible process.

Tips and Tricks

  • Keeping the Meteor Heads in front will allow the player to continuously knock them back while mining.
  • Only a certain number of Meteor Heads (usually 3 to 6) will spawn at a time, unless the player is unfortunate enough to attempt to mine during a Blood Moon, in which case they will spawn in overwhelming quantities.
  • Once there is less than 50 Meteorite Ore placed in the immediate area, the "Eerie" theme which normally plays around Meteorite deposits will revert to normal and Meteor Heads will cease to spawn.
  • When a player is in a Meteorite biome, only Meteor Heads will spawn, unless you are also in an Ocean biome.
  • The player can place 50 Meteorite Ore to create an artificial Meteorite biome, which has the same properties as a natural Meteorite. This can be done to prevent more dangerous monsters from spawning.
  • It is possible to gather all of the Meteorite Ore without an Obsidian Skull as long as the player does not directly touch the Meteorite blocks.
  • Standing on the Meteorite with strong armor helps to be able to ignore the heads that appear, though by the time you can safely use this technique, you won't have much use for Meteorite.


  • Meteorite Ore will still burn you even if submerged underwater.

Update Info


  • Meteorite can no longer be destroyed with explosives.


  • Sprite changed.

PC release

  • Added to the game.
Original Metals Alternative Metals

Copper Ore Copper Ore

Copper Bar Copper Bar

Tin Ore Tin Ore

Tin Bar Tin Bar

Iron Ore Iron Ore

Iron bar1 Iron Bar

Lead Ore Lead Ore

Lead Bar Lead Bar

Silver Ore Silver Ore

Silver bar1 Silver Bar

Tungsten Ore Tungsten Ore

Tungsten Bar Tungsten Bar

Gold Ore Gold Ore

Gold Bar Gold Bar

Platinum Ore Platinum Ore

Platinum Bar2 Platinum Bar

Demonite ore1 Demonite Ore

Demonite bar Demonite Bar

Crimtane Ore Crimtane Ore

Crimtane Bar Crimtane Bar

Hard Mode Metals

Cobalt Ore Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Bar Cobalt Bar

Palladium Ore Palladium Ore

Palladium Bar Palladium Bar

Mythril Ore Mythril Ore

Mythril Bar Mythril Bar

Orichalcum Ore Orichalcum Ore

Orichalcum Bar Orichalcum Bar

Adamantite Ore Adamantite Ore

Adamantite Bar Adamantite Bar

Titanium Ore Titanium Ore

Titanium Bar Titanium Bar

Chlorophyte Ore Chlorophyte Ore

Chlorophyte Bar Chlorophyte Bar

Hallowed Bar Hallowed Bar

Shroomite Bar Shroomite Bar

Other Minerals & Materials

Meteorite ore Meteorite Ore

Meteorite bar Meteorite Bar

Hellstone1 Hellstone

Hellstone Bar Hellstone Bar

Ectoplasm Ectoplasm

Obsidian1 Obsidian

Items Requiring Meteorite
Tools Meteor Hamaxe
Weapons Star Cannon · Space Gun · Phaseblades · ?
Armor Meteor Helmet · Meteor Suit · Meteor Leggings
Ammo Meteor Shot
Other Meteorite Bar
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