Before heading off to bed ....currently 1:18am....... I spent another day in Rising World and grabbed a little more food. Discovered tungsten and copper ore on the surface rock next to a mine and eventually found iron ore deposits which I grabbed.
Went back to my temporary camp and built the smelter ....and experienced a problem with the smelter I keep on getting.
After adding the iron ore to the smelter, I tried to open up the small hatch to add the fuel but I do not get the normal icon to open up the hatch as shown below. Been having this problem pretty often in the last month or so.