Mineral Types

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The minerals

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

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

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)