Ores and Minerals are found in small clusters of rocks, veins, chests and occasionally Zombie AIs. These Ores and Minerals are used to create tools, ammution, weapons etc.... They are most commonly obtained through raw exploitation across the Islands land and mountain-scape
Sulfur is found in Sulfur veins which are a yellow, melted or bubbly appearing substance. It can only be mined with Iron, Titanium and Industrial pick-axes and axes. Sulfur is used in the creation of all ammunition calibres and cannot be smelted. It is usually located in open grassy areas or on the sides of cliffs in smaller, mountain shaped veins. Industrial pick axes yield the most of it, and a lot is needed for making bullets, usually 6 at a time.
Titanium is a dark metal with a jagged and pronged ore vein. It can only be mined with Iron, Titanium and industrial pick-axes and axes. Once smelted it will turn into a silver stack of cylinder bars. Smelted "Titanium" is used to create titanium tools which effeciently exploit 2 raw materials at a much more successful rate i.e. you will gain 2 blocks of sulphur instead of one which you would usually gather from stone and Iron tools. It can be most efficiently mined with an industrial pickaxe. It is usually found on the sides of cliffs.
Iron Is obtained from Iron ore veins or standard rocks. Iron ore is very similar in colour to rock but can be commonly distinguished by its protruding hive-like exterior. It can be mined with any pick-axe and axe. Smelted "Iron" is used to create arrow heads, spades, Iron tools, machetes and the Dynamo Motor. It is most commonly located on the sides of cliffs or plain areas and is most efficiently mined with a titanium pickaxe.
Stone is found when mining rocks, which may vary in size. Stone can be mined with any pick-axe or axe. You can also find stone by digging on grassy dirt with a shovel. Stone is used to create pebbles, campfires, stone pick-axes, furnaces and torches. It is not particularly useful, but when mined with better tools such as industrial pick axes, it has a higher chance of dropping magnetite or metal ore. It is found literally everywhere.
Lead is found in clusters of dark grey ore veins similar to magnetite, but a lighter shade. It can only be mined with Iron, Titanium and Industrial pick-axes. Lead once smelted is used to create ammunition.
It is very rare and is usually only found in big open areas or deep in forests. And of course, the most efficient tool for mining it is the industrial pickaxe.
Magnetite is an ore which is found in clusters of a dark silver ore veins which may be pronged, it looks similar to lead but is a darker shade. It can only be mined with Iron, Titanium and Industrial pick-axes and axes. Magnetite is used in the creation of a dynamo motor. It is stated within the in-game description that Magnetite is used in the crafting of special items such as the dynamo motor. It can be mined most efficiently with an industrial pickaxe. It is only used for one crafting recipe and therefore is not an amazingly useful material. It can be found most commonly in light wooded areas and shallow sea shores.
Flint can be found randomly on the ground throughout the land, most commonly beaches or collected through mining stone or digging dirt. Flint is used to create arrow heads, boomerangs, spears, camp fires, furnaces, stone axes and stone pickaxes.
Sand is a substance which can be obtained in chests or, more commonly, through digging with a shovel on sand/beaches. It can be smelted into glass for crafting into medicine and spy glasses.