Where to find Aluminum in Fallout 76

Aluminum farming for handy Fallout 76 crafters.

Fallout 76

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Aluminum is a sought after resource in Fallout 76. There are several ideal aluminum vein locations in the game, where you can directly harvest the resource. However, you can also find a variety of junk items that you can break down to turn into aluminum. Junk items are a bit more random to locate, but being able to point out what items are can be beneficial. 

Aluminum Locations

Visit any of these locations to start harvesting any of the aluminum veins. These locations should have a vein you can find nearby, and many of them are scattered to different corners of the map. Your best bet is to rotate between them by using fast travel points at each of the hot spots. After collecting as many as you can, shut down Fallout 76, start the application over, and load into another server to do it again. You can repeat this process as many times as you wish.

  • Abbie’s Bunker, to the northeast
  • Charleston Trainyard, across the river
  • Dent & Sons Construction
  • Palace of the Winding Path, to the south
  • Pleasant Valley Ski Resort
  • Prickett’s Fort
  • Ranger District Office
  • Sacrament
  • Sons of Dane Compound, to the east
  • Sunshine Meadows Industrial Farm

Aluminum junk items

These are all of the items in Fallout 76 that if you breakdown will become aluminum. You can find these all over Fallout 76 while exploring the game, and many of them are not limited to the locations listed above, which contain aluminum veins. You want to spend time finding junk items at schools, hospitals, scavenging through drawers in buildings, or looting any of the local enemies you find roaming around to hold any of the below items.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Aluminum Can
  • Aluminum Canister
  • Applicator
  • Cake Pan
  • Carlisle Typewriter
  • Cauterizer
  • Coolant Cap
  • Ear Examiner
  • Hubcap
  • Inactive Distress Pulsar
  • Industrial Oil canister
  • Ring Stand
  • Sensor
  • Spanner
  • Surgical Tray
  • Sweeper
  • Ski poles (you can find many of these at the Ski Resort)
  • Toy Rocket Ship
  • Tray
  • Tri Tool
  • TV Dinner Tray
  • Tweezers
  • Wake Master Alarm Clock
  • Wind Chimes