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The Meat Chunk is an artifact found in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and all S.T.A.L.K.E.R. canon games.

Manufactured by the Merry-go-Round anomaly. Causes increased cell growth. On the other hand, the newly formed cells are much more receptive to the effects of physical uranium. The artifact doesn't show up very often, but it's hard to call it rare.
- Inventory description, v1.30013 - 1.4005

Born in the 'Whirligig' anomaly. Has a very ugly shape. It is formed from the muscle tissue of bodies that have fallen into the anomaly. Its effect is similar to the effect of the artifact Stone Blood. It also absorbs a portion of the shockwaves during explosions, but it does it much more effectively. Emits radiation.
- Inventory description, v1.4007


v1.30013 - 1.4005:
  • Not difficult to find in many levels and will serve as a health restorative provided that the negative attributes are not exacerbated by circumstances (avoid fights and injury in general)
  • Considerably rarer.


v1.30013 - 1.4005:
  • See Artifact Spawns.
  • The spawn point well east of the Bandit Base in Dark Valley is a pretty good source on a regular basis, due to the mutant activity in the area.
  • One occasionally spawns in Rostok on the left of the road to Military Warehouses, but this can just as easily be a Stone Blood.
  • Another may be in the vicinity of the mutants and the Duty patrol in Rostok courtesy of the roadway anomaly, but this may spawn as a Soul.
  • The initial blocking artifact at the first anomaly field in Dark Valley is a Meat Chunk (see Anomaly Fields)
  • Much less easy to obtain.
  • No longer available from an anomaly field (such fields disabled from v1.4007)
  • There is no corresponding 'balance' to Barkeep's mission to reflect this reduced availability.
All versions:


  • There is a gamefile typo in the updated Liver inventory description that refers to the "Flesh Chunk" (the renamed "Liver" in v1.4007) as "Meat Chunk".