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Goblinite refers to the metal and clothing resources that can be gathered off of bloodied goblin corpses.

It is an important iron ore - unlike hematite, limonite, and magnetite, goblinite is not restricted to any particular layer, though it is most often found on or near the surface. It occurs in small clusters, which can sometimes be dealt with by a solitary dwarf with a pick, and veins and large clusters which require greater effort to yield. The discovery of a large vein of goblinite is cause for celebration, a holiday known as Goblin christmas. Also, there have been some reports of goblinite spontaneously materializing in the vicinity of armed weapon traps.

Once the mining is complete, the goblinite can be unforbidden and your dwarves can carry it off to the stockpile. To yield the precious metal, each piece of ore must be designated for melting and processed at a smelter; the yield is typically less than that of normal ores of iron, but can be an important resource in a particularly metal-poor location, provided you have sufficient fuel. Many caravans prize raw goblinite, along with its attendant wrappings.

Goblinite occurs in three main forms: weapons, armor, and clothing. Weapons can be used directly by your military (unless they are too large) or placed in weapon traps, while armor is only useful for melting. Clothing is the least useful of all - it can be traded to caravans, though it will not count as exported wealth unless you first decorate it in some way. Due to the massive quantities you will likely accumulate, it is generally best to simply toss this type of goblinite into a chasm or a Dwarven atom smasher.