List of mineral types

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The minerals[edit]

Mineral Category Deposits
Hydrogen Mineral Common.png Common
Helium Mineral Common.png Common Noble World - Light
Lithium Mineral Common.png Common Cimmerian World - Medium
Opalescent World - Light
Beryllium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Plutonic World - Huge
Crimson World - Light
Boron Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Plutonic World - Huge
Crimson World - Light
Carbon Mineral Common.png Common Carbide World - Heavy×3
Organic World - Heavy
Nitrogen Mineral Common.png Common
Oxygen Mineral Corrosive.png Corrosive Redux World - Medium
Fluorine Mineral Corrosive.png Corrosive Halide World - Medium
Redux World - Medium
Neon Mineral NobleGas.png Noble Gas Fluorescent World - Huge
Noble World - Light
Sodium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Cracked World - Huge
Magnesium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Iodine World - Light
Aluminum Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Xenolithic World - Huge
Dust World - Light
Selenic World - Light
Water World - Light
Silicon Mineral Common.png Common Maroon World - Medium
Opalescent World - Light
Phosphorus Mineral Common.png Common Ultraviolet World - Huge
Maroon World - Medium
Sulfur Mineral Corrosive.png Corrosive Metal World - Medium
Redux World - Medium
Chlorine Mineral Corrosive.png Corrosive Chlorine World - Heavy×2
Redux World - Medium
Argon Mineral NobleGas.png Noble Gas Noble World - Light
Opalescent World - Light
Potassium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Dust World - Light
Fluorescent World - Light
Vinylogous World - Light
Calcium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Selenic World - Medium
Alkali World - Medium
Scandium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Ultraviolet World - Medium
Titanium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Plutonic - Light
Vinylogous World - Light
Vanadium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Metal World - Medium
Azure World - Light
Chromium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Cracked World - Huge
Manganese Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Cracked World - Huge
Iron Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Magnetic World - Heavy
Metal World - Huge
Magma World - Light
Selenic World - Light
Water World - Light
Cobalt Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Ultramarine World - Medium
Nickel Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Metal World - Heavy
Magnetic World - Medium
Magma World - Light
Copper Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Copper World - Huge×2
Metal World - Heavy
Zinc Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Magnetic World - Heavy
Chlorine World - Light
Gallium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Chlorine World - Trace
Germanium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Xenolithic World - Trace
Arsenic Mineral Common.png Common Opalescent World - Light
Vinylogous World - Light
Selenium Mineral Common.png Common
Bromine Mineral Corrosive.png Corrosive Redux World - Medium
Crimson World - Light
Halide World - Medium×2
Krypton Mineral NobleGas.png Noble Gas Ultramarine World - Medium
Noble World - Light
Rubidium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Primordial World - Medium
Strontium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Alkali World - Medium
Yttrium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Yttric World - Huge
Zirconium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Redux World - Light
Niobium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Magnetic World - Light
Molybdenum Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Azure World - Light
Water World - Trace
Technetium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Cracked World - Huge
Fluorescent World - Huge
Ruthenium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Telluric World - Medium
Rhodium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Maroon World - Medium
Palladium Mineral Precious.png Precious Cracked World - Huge
Oolite World - Huge
Treasure World - Heavy
Silver Mineral Precious.png Precious Oolite World - Huge
Treasure World - Heavy×2
Metal World - Medium
Cadmium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Maroon World - Medium
Purple World - Medium
Indium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Azure World - Light
Tin Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Water World - Light
Antimony Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal
Tellurium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal
Iodine Mineral Corrosive.png Corrosive Iodine World - Heavy
Halide World - Medium
Redux World - Medium
Xenon Mineral NobleGas.png Noble Gas Noble World - Light
Cesium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Maroon World - Medium
Primordial World - Medium
Barium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Alkali World - Medium
Primordial World - Medium
Crimson World - Light
Lanthanum Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Plutonic World - Medium
Cerium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Plutonic World - Medium
Praseo-dymium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Green World - Heavy
Lanthanide World - Medium
Neodymium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Green World - Heavy
Lanthanide World - Medium
Promethium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Samarium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Opalescent World - Light
Europium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth
Gadolinium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Opalescent World - Light
Terbium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Dyprosium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth
Holmium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Ultramarine World - Medium
Erbium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Thulium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Ytterbium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Yttric - Huge
Lutetium Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Hafnium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal
Tantalum Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Hydrocarbon - Light
Tungsten Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Iodine World - Trace
Rhenium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Purple World - Medium
Vinylogous World - Light
Osmium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Super-Dense World - Medium
Iridium Mineral Precious.png Precious Cracked World - Huge
Oolite World - Huge
Treasure World - Heavy
Telluric World - Medium
Platinum Mineral Precious.png Precious Treasure World - Heavy
Xenolithic World - Light
Gold Mineral Precious.png Precious Auric World - Huge×3
Treasure World - Heavy
Ultraviolet World - Huge
Mercury Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Infrared World - Heavy
Thallium Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Telluric World - Medium
Lead Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Super-Dense World - Medium
Magma World - Light
Water World - Light
Bismuth Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal Crimson World - Light
Dust World - Light
Hydrocarbon World - Light
Polonium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Cracked World - Huge
Ultraviolet World - Huge
Astatine Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Halide World - Medium
Plutonic World - Medium
Radioactive World - Medium
Radon Mineral NobleGas.png Noble Gas Fluorescent World - Light
Noble World - Light
Francium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Plutonic World - Medium
Radioactive World - Medium
Radium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Radioactive World - Medium
Actinium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Radioactive World - Medium
Thorium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Radioactive World - Medium
Protactinium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Radioactive World - Medium
Uranium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Metal World - Heavy
Water World - Trace
Neptunium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Plutonium Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Ozone Mineral Common.png Common Rainbow World - Huge×2
Free Radicals Mineral Common.png Common Chondrite World - Heavy
Organic World - Heavy
Carbon Dioxide Mineral Common.png Common Organic World - Heavy
Carbon Monoxide Mineral Common.png Common
Ammonia Mineral Common.png Common Primordial World - Huge
Cimmerian World - Medium
Urea World - Light
Methane Mineral Common.png Common Primordial World - Huge
Cimmerian World - Medium
Sulfuric Acid Mineral Common.png Common Acid World - Heavy
Hydrochloric Acid Mineral Common.png Common Acid World - Heavy
Chlorine World - Heavy×2
Hydrocyanic Acid Mineral Common.png Common Acid World - Heavy
Formic Acid Mineral Common.png Common Acid World - Heavy
Phosphoric Acid Mineral Common.png Common Acid World - Heavy
Formaldehyde Mineral Common.png Common Organic World - Heavy
Urea World - Medium
Cyano-acetylene Mineral Common.png Common Cyanic World - Huge
Methanol Mineral Common.png Common Chondrite World - Heavy
Cimmerian World - Medium
Ethanol Mineral Common.png Common
Silicon Monoxide Mineral Common.png Common
Titanium Oxide Mineral Common.png Common
Zirconium Oxide Mineral Common.png Common
Water Mineral Common.png Common
Silicon Compounds Mineral Common.png Common
Metal Oxides Mineral Common.png Common
Quantum Black Holes Mineral Exotic.png Exotic
Neutronium Mineral Exotic.png Exotic Ruby World - Medium
Magnetic Monopoles Mineral Exotic.png Exotic Magnetic World - Trace
Degenerate Matter Mineral Exotic.png Exotic Quasi-Degenerate World - Medium
Super Fluids Mineral Exotic.png Exotic Sapphire World - Medium
Aguuti Nodules Mineral Exotic.png Exotic Emerald World - Huge
Iron Compounds Mineral Common.png Common
Aluminum Compounds Mineral Common.png Common
Nitrous Oxide Mineral Common.png Common
Radioactives Mineral Common.png Common
Hydro-carbons Mineral Common.png Common Hydrocarbon World - Huge
Carbon Compounds Mineral Common.png Common
Antimatter Mineral Exotic.png Exotic Emerald World - Medium
Charon Dust Mineral Exotic.png Exotic
Reisburg Helices Mineral Exotic.png Exotic Sapphire World - Huge
Tzo Crystals Mineral Exotic.png Exotic Ruby World - Huge
Pellucid World - Trace
Calcium Compounds Mineral Common.png Common
Nitric Acid Mineral Common.png Common Acid World - Heavy

Mineral values[edit]

This table shows the RU you can receive at the Starbase at Earth, per unit of minerals. A graphic table is also available.

Category Value
Mineral Common.png Common 1
Mineral Corrosive.png Corrosive 2
Mineral BaseMetal.png Base Metal 3
Mineral NobleGas.png Noble Gas 4
Mineral RareEarth.png Rare Earth 5
Mineral Precious.png Precious 6
Mineral Radioactive.png Radioactive 8
Mineral Exotic.png Exotic 25

Mineral amounts[edit]

The number and size of the mineral deposits on a planet is determined from the specified deposit type and the size of the system's star as follows:

Description Quantity Quality Avg Dwarf Avg Giant Avg Super
Trace 0-1 1-10 5.5 8 15.5
Light 0-4 1-10 11 21 31
Medium 0-4 6-15 21 31 41
Heavy 0-4 11-20 31 41 51
Huge 0-8 11-20 62 82 102
  • Quantity is the number of mineral deposits of that type to be found on the planet.
  • Quality is the size of each mineral deposit. The numbers given are for Dwarf star systems. Giant and Supergiant systems add +5 and +10, respectively, to the Quality of each mineral deposit in the system.
  • Avg Dwarf is the average number of units of the mineral one could expect to find on such a planet around a Dwarf star.
  • Avg Giant is the average number of units of the mineral one could expect to find on such a planet around a Giant star.
  • Avg Super is the average number of units of the mineral one could expect to find on such a planet around a Supergiant star.

Where the minerals table says "×2" or "×3", there will be multiple series of deposits. So for example a Carbide World will generate three Heavy sets of deposits.

The size of the graphic used for the deposit is determined as follows:

Quality Graphic Size
0-15 Small
16-23 Medium
23-30 Large

Note that deposits of 23 units can appear as either Medium or Large graphics (about a 50-50 chance of either)