Survey Charge

A survey charge is a small explosive that is used to determine the mineral content of an area of ground. The survey charge is placed on the ground where it explodes and throws an amount of resources into the air. The resources thrown are directly proportional to the yield of a mining quarry when placed over the crater left by the survey charge. The impact crater can also be examined manually which will generate a note containing the numerical analysis of the minerals present. The survey charge also deals damage in an area of affect upon explosion. While ineffective against players due to the fuse and low damage, it can be used to help raid sheet metal doors if they are available, and provide enough damage to not be worth recycling instead.

Damage 20
Explosion Radius 5 m
Explosion Delay 5 sec
Survey Charge
  1. Craft
  2. Blueprint
  3. Recycling
  4. Tips
Blueprint Ingredients Time Workbench Level
Survey Charge Blueprint Survey Charge Blueprint Gun Powder×30Cloth×5Metal Fragments×10Low Grade Fuel×20 7–15 sec Workbench Level 2II
Gun Powder Blueprint×10 Gun Powder Blueprint

Known by Default

Charcoal×30Sulfur×20 1–2 sec Workbench Level 1I
Low Grade Fuel Blueprint×4 Low Grade Fuel Blueprint

Known by Default

Animal Fat×3Cloth 1–5 sec -
Tool Requirements Scrap Total
Research Table Research Table Survey ChargeScrap×500>Survey Charge Blueprint 500
Recycler Yield Efficiency
Safe Zone Recycler Gun Powder×12Cloth×2Metal Fragments×4Low Grade Fuel×8 40 %
Recycler Gun Powder×18Cloth×3Metal Fragments×6Low Grade Fuel×12 60 %

JiveCracker[contributor] 108 pts. 5 years ago

This item was intended to be used for finding a good site for a quarry, but this feature isnt available in the game right now. The survey charge's only good good use is recycling for some GP to make some handmade shells OR dealing a little bit of damage to structures.

Hardowek[contributor] 190 pts. 2 months ago

This item cannot be crafted anymore, only obtainable by admin permissions

Thas 1 pts. 4 years ago

It takes ~42 Survey charges to break a sheet metal door ~13 to break a wooden door and ~125 to break a stone wall throwing from the side can potentially lower this number
Identifier 1975934948
Stack Size ×10
Despawn time 5 min