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Economic stone

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Economic stones have special uses as ore, fuel, flux, plaster, or other uses like making special items. In technical terms, an economic stone is any stone which can be used as a reagent in any form of reaction. Obsidian is an exception, having been made an economic stone even though it is not used in any reaction - its specialty is that it is sharp enough to be used to craft swords.

You can use the y : Labor menu, Stone use tab to restrict or un-restrict their use in the production of items and buildings. If you want to use an economic stone for something other than its listed uses, the stone must have a green check mark in that menu. This is critical when making a native aluminum statue, or preventing your masons from making furniture out of all your flux stone.

The Stone use tab will also show what each stone can be used for -- useful when you are wondering what to do with a pile of tetrahedrite.

This is a list of non-ore stones only; see ore, or the article on that specific material, for more information.
Icon Graphic Name Found in Usage
Limestone sprite.png Limestone Sedimentary (E) Flux
` Dolomite sprite.png Dolomite Sedimentary (E) Flux
Chalk sprite.png Chalk Sedimentary (E) Flux
Marble sprite.png Marble Metamorphic (E) Flux
" Calcite sprite.png Calcite Limestone (S), Marble (S) Flux
Bituminous coal sprite.png Bituminous coal Sedimentary (V) Fuel
* Lignite sprite.png Lignite Sedimentary (V) Fuel
# Gypsum sprite.png Gypsum Sedimentary (L) Plaster
^ Alabaster sprite.png Alabaster Gypsum (S) Plaster
; Selenite sprite.png Selenite Gypsum (S) Plaster
- Satinspar sprite.png Satinspar Gypsum (S) Plaster
= Kaolinite sprite.png Kaolinite Sedimentary (L) Porcelain
Obsidian sprite.png Obsidian Igneous extrusive (E) Sharp blades
(E) - forms entire layers
(L) - occurs in large clusters
(V) - occurs in veins
(S) - occurs in small clusters