Small objects have no physics when thrown out
Throwing out objects from your inventory makes them float in the air despite the planet gravity being present. Those objects can be ores or even small components.
Making the glitched object touch another physic body makes it refresh its state then it reacts to gravity. This works by making the glitched object touch a grid or a voxel as well.
This is an old bug but can be fixed quite easily. Can't wait for a more polished SE!