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Earthquakes (20%)
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Magma Pile.png (25%) Shipwrecked icon.png (Shovel.png)

Stacks up to
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I'm not a geologist.


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There are tiny explosions trapped inside.


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Is rock, but different.


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Herein lies the folly of man.


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Also known as saltpeter.


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It's how we built the railway.


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One third of the way there...


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It cöntains explösive cömpönents.


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What are we supposed to do with this?


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Not just any old dumb rock.


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How curious.


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Cannon food thet be.


Nitre is a mineral resource obtained by mining smooth Boulders, which will drop at least one (along with other minerals) upon being mined. It also occasionally falls during underground Earthquakes. It can be used to craft Gunpowder.

Reign of Giants icon.png Reign of Giants

In the Reign of Giants DLC, it can be used to make Endothermic Fires and the Morning Star. Endothermic Fires can also be refueled with Nitre. Nitre can also be obtained by digging up a Moleworm's Burrow.

Shipwrecked icon.png Shipwrecked

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Nitre can also be obtained by digging a Magma Pile. Gold-flecked Magma Piles will drop Gold Nuggets instead of Nitre. Unlike Boulders, magma piles do not have a preset number of Nitre to drop, instead, each item dropped has an independent chance to be Nitre. Therefore, there is a small chance get no Nitre, and a very small chance to get 9 Nitre from a Magma Pile.

Icon Tools.png Usage

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Inventory slot background.pngNitre.pngInventory slot background.pngNitre.pngInventory slot background.png Cut Stone.png


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Inventory slot background.pngVolt Goat Horn.pngInventory slot background.png Electrical Doodad.pngInventory slot background.png Electrical Doodad.pngInventory slot background.pngNitre.pngInventory slot background.pngNitre.pngAlchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngMorning Star.pngReign of Giants icon.png
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Inventory slot background.png Nitre.pngInventory slot background.png Nitre.pngInventory slot background.pngStinger.pngAlchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngBooster Shot.pngDon't Starve Together icon.png
Inventory slot background.pngBoards.pngInventory slot background.pngBoards.pngInventory slot background.png Nitre.png


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Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Nitre was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • Nitre was changed to be dropped by the small, smooth boulder in The End of the Beginning update.
  • Nitre, a.k.a. Saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate, KNO₃), is a common ingredient in creating gunpowder in the real world. It is also an ingredient in fertilizer, although it cannot be used as fertilizer in game.