ByKen McDonnell, writer at Creators.co
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Although we'll never see all of the planets in No Man's Sky, or apparently see our friends in the vast depths of space, we're bound to come across each of the game's unique elements on our journey to the center of the galaxy.

No Man's Sky's resources fall under four categories: common, uncommon, rare and very rare. All of them will eventually be required, with each performing various functions, be it powering our ships or helping us craft valuable blueprints, but some of them can be tough to find. So we thought we'd present you with a useful guide on...

No Man's Sky's Resources & Where To Find Them

Iron

Type: Oxide

Rarity: Common

Base Value: 13.8

Where To Find: One of the most common items in the game, iron can be found in almost every rock in No Man's Sky. It's also discoverable in certain asteroids.

Sulfur

Type: Oxide

Rarity: Common

Base Value: -

Where To Find: This yellow non-metal is most commonly found in the foodstuff of the Gek due to its use in scent gland processes.

Zinc

Type: Oxide

Rarity: Uncommon

Base Value: 41.3

Where To Find: Used to recharge defensive technologies and power various things in the game, zinc can be found in yellow flowering vegetation and planetary flora on a great deal of planets.

Aronium

Type: Oxide

Rarity: Rare

Base Value: 1546

Where To Find: While not clear how Aronium can be found out in the wild, it can be crafted by combining 50 iron with 50 carbon or bought from NPCs at outposts across the galaxy.

Titanium

Type: Oxide

Rarity: Rare

Base Value: 61.9

Where To Find: Can be collected from destroyed sentinels, is most commonly found on hot planets and is seen in yellow crystal clusters during planetary exploration.

Lemmium

Type: Oxide

Rarity: Very Rare

Base Value: 30.94

Where To Find: Seemingly only used for trading purposes, Lemmium can be salvaged from destroyed pirate ships and chests on planets, and crafted by combining 100 Titanium and 200 Plutonium.

Heridium

Type: Silicate

Rarity: Common

Base Value: 27.5

Where To Find: Found in caves and planetary terrain, Heridium is often highlighted by holographic cubes after local scans.

Platinum

Type: Silicate

Rarity: Uncommon

Base Value: 17.5

Where To Find: Found in blue vegetation during planetary exploration, this element is a vital ingredient in many technological blueprints.

Silicon

Type: Silicate

Rarity: Rare

Base Value: -

Where To Find: Silicon can be harvested from blue bulbous flora and can be combined with other elements to construct tools or recharge shields.

Chrysonite

Type: Silicate

Rarity: Rare

Base Value: 82.5

Where To Find: Most commonly found on the surface of cold planets, Chrysonite can be mined from blue crystalline structures or bought from friendly merchants.

Carbon

Type: Isotope

Rarity: Common

Base Value: 6.9

Where To Find: Used to recharge a lot of travelers equipment, Carbon can be found in abundance on most planets in the game. It can be mined from trees and other plants.

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Type: Isotope

Rarity: Uncommon

Base Value: 20.6

Where To Find: Can be found in red flowering vegetation, but is more easily mined from asteroids, as most of them are made exclusively from this material.

Plutonium

Type: Isotope

Rarity: Rare

Base Value: 41.3

Where To Find: Most often found near or within caves, plutonium is a powerful element in No Man's Sky which takes form in the shape of red crystalline structures.

Copper

Type: Neutral

Rarity: Common

Base Value: 110

Where To Find: Found in potato-like asteroids and floating pillars on certain planets, this useful element is also a frequent sight in the cargo manifests of traders.

Nickel

Type: Neutral

Rarity: Uncommon

Base Value: 130

Where To Find: Uncommonly found on planets, this silvery element is most often discovered amongst asteroids in space.

Iridium

Type: Neutral

Rarity: Uncommon

Base Value: 96.3

Where To Find: Can be mined from star-shaped asteroids, and is highlighted as holographic cubes in user's visor after local scans on planetary surfaces.

Gold

Type: Neutral

Rarity: 220

Base Value: Rare

Where To Find: Also highlighted by holographic cubes after local scans, gold can be found on planetary surfaces but is hard to come by.

Aluminium

Type: Natural

Rarity: Rare

Base Value: 165

Where To Find: This versatile and hugely useful element can be mined from rocks on low atmospheric planets as well as space chunks. It's blue-green in color and is often found near plutonium shards.

Emeril

Type: Neutral

Rarity: Rare

Base Value: 275

Where To Find: A silver-black element, this highly sought after ingredient can be found within crystals on planets and occasionally within asteroids.

Calium

Type: Precious

Rarity: Very Rare

Base Value: 340

Where To Find: A very rare item to come across, this item is actually found within blob-like creatures and plants. It's only found on extremely toxic and radioactive planets.

Murrine

Type: Precious

Rarity: Very Rare

Base Value: 300

Where To Find: Named after the creator of No Man's Sky and famous for its "charming qualities," it can be found in plants and on moons in pillars of stacked golden balls.

Omegon

Type: Precious

Rarity: Very Rare

Base Value: 269

Where To Find: This extremely rare dark matter element can be salvaged from crashed ships by dismantling cannon damage theta or beam impact theta. Aside from that, it can be found as a purple ball on radioactive planet surfaces.

Radnox

Type: Precious

Rarity: Very Rare

Base Value: 302.5

Where To Find: This mysterious chemical resource can be found in floating rock-like deposits on the surface of extreme planets. Floating creatures may also drop this element when killed on certain planets.

It's worth noting that all of these elements can be purchased from traders around the galaxy. Not all of them are easy to find and some are extremely expensive, but at least the option is there should you desire it. Have any other questions about No Man's Sky? Then let us know in the comments below!

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Source: [No Man's Sky Wiki]