List of mineral types

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The minerals[edit]

Mineral Category Deposits
Hydrogen Common
Helium Common Noble World - Light
Lithium Common Cimmerian World - Medium
Opalescent World - Light
Beryllium Base Metal Plutonic World - Huge
Crimson World - Light
Boron Base Metal Plutonic World - Huge
Crimson World - Light
Carbon Common Carbide World - Heavy×3
Organic World - Heavy
Nitrogen Common
Oxygen Corrosive Redux World - Medium
Fluorine Corrosive Halide World - Medium
Redux World - Medium
Neon Noble Gas Fluorescent World - Huge
Noble World - Light
Sodium Base Metal Cracked World - Huge
Magnesium Base Metal Iodine World - Light
Aluminum Base Metal Xenolithic World - Huge
Dust World - Light
Selenic World - Light
Water World - Light
Silicon Common Maroon World - Medium
Opalescent World - Light
Phosphorus Common Ultraviolet World - Huge
Maroon World - Medium
Sulfur Corrosive Metal World - Medium
Redux World - Medium
Chlorine Corrosive Chlorine World - Heavy×2
Redux World - Medium
Argon Noble Gas Noble World - Light
Opalescent World - Light
Potassium Base Metal Dust World - Light
Fluorescent World - Light
Vinylogous World - Light
Calcium Base Metal Selenic World - Medium
Alkali World - Medium
Scandium Base Metal Ultraviolet World - Medium
Titanium Base Metal Plutonic - Light
Vinylogous World - Light
Vanadium Base Metal Metal World - Medium
Azure World - Light
Chromium Base Metal Cracked World - Huge
Manganese Base Metal Cracked World - Huge
Iron Base Metal Magnetic World - Heavy
Metal World - Huge
Magma World - Light
Selenic World - Light
Water World - Light
Cobalt Base Metal Ultramarine World - Medium
Nickel Base Metal Metal World - Heavy
Magnetic World - Medium
Magma World - Light
Copper Base Metal Copper World - Huge×2
Metal World - Heavy
Zinc Base Metal Magnetic World - Heavy
Chlorine World - Light
Gallium Base Metal Chlorine World - Trace
Germanium Base Metal Xenolithic World - Trace
Arsenic Common Opalescent World - Light
Vinylogous World - Light
Selenium Common
Bromine Corrosive Redux World - Medium
Crimson World - Light
Halide World - Medium×2
Krypton Noble Gas Ultramarine World - Medium
Noble World - Light
Rubidium Base Metal Primordial World - Medium
Strontium Base Metal Alkali World - Medium
Yttrium Base Metal Yttric World - Huge
Zirconium Base Metal Redux World - Light
Niobium Base Metal Magnetic World - Light
Molybdenum Base Metal Azure World - Light
Water World - Trace
Technetium Radioactive Cracked World - Huge
Fluorescent World - Huge
Ruthenium Base Metal Telluric World - Medium
Rhodium Base Metal Maroon World - Medium
Palladium Precious Cracked World - Huge
Oolite World - Huge
Treasure World - Heavy
Silver Precious Oolite World - Huge
Treasure World - Heavy×2
Metal World - Medium
Cadmium Base Metal Maroon World - Medium
Purple World - Medium
Indium Base Metal Azure World - Light
Tin Base Metal Water World - Light
Antimony Base Metal
Tellurium Base Metal
Iodine Corrosive Iodine World - Heavy
Halide World - Medium
Redux World - Medium
Xenon Noble Gas Noble World - Light
Cesium Base Metal Maroon World - Medium
Primordial World - Medium
Barium Base Metal Alkali World - Medium
Primordial World - Medium
Crimson World - Light
Lanthanum Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Plutonic World - Medium
Cerium Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Plutonic World - Medium
Praseo-dymium Rare Earth Green World - Heavy
Lanthanide World - Medium
Neodymium Rare Earth Green World - Heavy
Lanthanide World - Medium
Promethium Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Samarium Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Opalescent World - Light
Europium Rare Earth
Gadolinium Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Opalescent World - Light
Terbium Rare Earth Lanthanide World - Medium
Dyprosium Rare Earth
Holmium Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Ultramarine World - Medium
Erbium Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Thulium Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Ytterbium Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Yttric - Huge
Lutetium Rare Earth Oolite World - Huge
Hafnium Base Metal
Tantalum Base Metal Hydrocarbon - Light
Tungsten Base Metal Iodine World - Trace
Rhenium Base Metal Purple World - Medium
Vinylogous World - Light
Osmium Base Metal Super-Dense World - Medium
Iridium Precious Cracked World - Huge
Oolite World - Huge
Treasure World - Heavy
Telluric World - Medium
Platinum Precious Treasure World - Heavy
Xenolithic World - Light
Gold Precious Auric World - Huge×3
Treasure World - Heavy
Ultraviolet World - Huge
Mercury Base Metal Infrared World - Heavy
Thallium Base Metal Telluric World - Medium
Lead Base Metal Super-Dense World - Medium
Magma World - Light
Water World - Light
Bismuth Base Metal Crimson World - Light
Dust World - Light
Hydrocarbon World - Light
Polonium Radioactive Cracked World - Huge
Ultraviolet World - Huge
Astatine Radioactive Halide World - Medium
Plutonic World - Medium
Radioactive World - Medium
Radon Noble Gas Fluorescent World - Light
Noble World - Light
Francium Radioactive Plutonic World - Medium
Radioactive World - Medium
Radium Radioactive Radioactive World - Medium
Actinium Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Radioactive World - Medium
Thorium Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Radioactive World - Medium
Protactinium Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Radioactive World - Medium
Uranium Radioactive Metal World - Heavy
Water World - Trace
Neptunium Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Plutonium Radioactive Rainbow World - Heavy
Ozone Common Rainbow World - Huge×2
Free Radicals Common Chondrite World - Heavy
Organic World - Heavy
Carbon Dioxide Common Organic World - Heavy
Carbon Monoxide Common
Ammonia Common Primordial World - Huge
Cimmerian World - Medium
Urea World - Light
Methane Common Primordial World - Huge
Cimmerian World - Medium
Sulfuric Acid Common Acid World - Heavy
Hydrochloric Acid Common Acid World - Heavy
Chlorine World - Heavy×2
Hydrocyanic Acid Common Acid World - Heavy
Formic Acid Common Acid World - Heavy
Phosphoric Acid Common Acid World - Heavy
Formaldehyde Common Organic World - Heavy
Urea World - Medium
Cyano-acetylene Common Cyanic World - Huge
Methanol Common Chondrite World - Heavy
Cimmerian World - Medium
Ethanol Common
Silicon Monoxide Common
Titanium Oxide Common
Zirconium Oxide Common
Water Common
Silicon Compounds Common
Metal Oxides Common
Quantum Black Holes Exotic
Neutronium Exotic Ruby World - Medium
Magnetic Monopoles Exotic Magnetic World - Trace
Degenerate Matter Exotic Quasi-Degenerate World - Medium
Super Fluids Exotic Sapphire World - Medium
Aguuti Nodules Exotic Emerald World - Huge
Iron Compounds Common
Aluminum Compounds Common
Nitrous Oxide Common
Radioactives Common
Hydro-carbons Common Hydrocarbon World - Huge
Carbon Compounds Common
Antimatter Exotic Emerald World - Medium
Charon Dust Exotic
Reisburg Helices Exotic Sapphire World - Huge
Tzo Crystals Exotic Ruby World - Huge
Pellucid World - Trace
Calcium Compounds Common
Nitric Acid 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
Common 1
Corrosive 2
Base Metal 3
Noble Gas 4
Rare Earth 5
Precious 6
Radioactive 8
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)