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Created by grinding flint with stone in a Mortar and Pestle or Chemistry Table.
Type Resource
Rarity Common
Renewable Yes
Refineable No
Combustible Yes
Weight 0.1
Stack Size 100
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 107 1 0 0
cheat GFI Sparkpowder 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Sparkpowder.PrimalItemResource_Sparkpowder'" 1 0 0
Found in Supply Crate Green
Required level Level 6 / 8
Engram Points 3 EP
Crafting XP 0.24 XP
Crafting Time 1s
Used to craft 25 items
Crafted in Mortar and Pestle
Chemistry Bench
Handmill Primitive Plus Icon.png
Equus Saddle
Crafting Yields 2 / 12 Pieces
2 × Flint.png Flint
1 × Stone.png Stone
Ingredients (Chemistry Bench)
8 × Flint.png Flint
4 × Stone.png Stone
Hexagon Exchange
Exchange Yields 50 Pieces
Hexagons Hexagon Icon.png 50

Sparkpowder is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be created by grinding Flint with Stone in the Mortar and Pestle, each grind will yield 2 sparkpowders.

Sparkpowder can be used as a fuel source, and is the primary fuel for the Preserving Bin. It is also a crafting ingredient for various items including Gunpowder, which is needed to make ammunition for firearms.

Burn Times[edit | edit source]

Structure Burn Time
1 ×  Sparkpowder
Burn Time
100 ×  Sparkpowder
Campfire 1m 1h 40m
Cooking Pot 1m 1h 40m
Refining Forge 1m 1h 40m
Stone Fireplace 1m 1h 40m
Standing Torch 13m 20s 22h 13m 20s
Preserving Bin 30m 2d 2h

Usage[edit | edit source]

Sparkpowder is used in a Preserving Bin to make perishables (like Meat and Berries) last 10 times longer before spoiling. It is also needed to create various Dyes.

Sparkpowder is used to craft the following items:

Used in Preserving Bin with Oil to craft:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sparkpowder is likely meant to be analogous to the real life mineral potassium nitrate aka "saltpeter," a substance used in primitive food preservation as well as being a principle component in gunpowder.
  • Sparkpowder blueprints can no longer be spawned. If the "cheat giveitemnum 108 1 0 1" command is used there will only spawn one item of Sparkpowder. You MUST learn the engram to be able to make it.