Lava Dust is one of the most difficult resources to find in Slime Rancher 2. You can locate it by exploring dangerous territory, usually filled with lava. Not only is the environment trying to hurt you, but some slimes have explosive tendencies, and exploring here can be difficult. Still, Lava Dust is valuable and you want to find it regularly. This guide covers where you can find Lava Dust in Slime Rancher 2.
How to find lava powder in Slime Rancher 2
You can find Lava Dust by exploring Ember Valley. It is one of two regions that you can unlock after thoroughly exploring your starting location, Rainbow Fields. You want to find the Pink Gordo on the northwest side of Rainbow Fields, near where you initially find the Tabby slimes. The only way to get this Gordo to move is by feeding it a large amount of food, which will consist of anything you can find. It is not demanding. After receiving enough food, it will eventually explode and reveal a geyser below it. You have to stand on the geyser so that it takes you to a cliff, where you will find a device that serves to discover a teleporter.
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The teleporter will take you to Ember Valley, and from there, you’ll need to travel to the Wild West, where you’ll find an area covered in lava and fire, along with Batty, Crystal, and Boom slimes. Boom slimes are the most dangerous because they will explode every so often, and this will damage you.
If you have already discovered Deep Brine and Primordy Oil, you will know what Lava Dust is like. It will look like a black goo from the ground, but it will have some specks of fire and lava, indicating it is lava dust. You’ll need to use your Vac to collect it, and you’ll need the Resource Harvester upgrade to add it to your inventory.