Advanced Starfield Mining Guide

In the vast expanse of space, resource mining has evolved into a crucial activity. As you embark on your interstellar journey in the Starfield universe, understanding the intricacies of advanced starfield mining becomes paramount. This guide will equip you with the knowledge and expertise needed to thrive in this cosmic venture. From using the cutter equipment to constructing outposts and identifying planet resources, we’ve got you covered.


Advanced Starfield Mining Techniques

Mastering the Cutter

The cutter is your trusty companion in the quest for resources across the cosmos. This versatile equipment is not limited, so you can use it without worrying about depletion. Its multifunctionality allows you to efficiently farm resources from planets, making it an indispensable tool in your arsenal.

  1. Approach the Resource: Land on the planet of your choice and locate a resource vein. These veins are often easily identifiable due to their unique appearance.
  2. Activate the Cutter: Once you’ve landed and identified a resource vein, activate your cutter. The stone will shine blue when the cutter is ready to harvest resources.
  3. Harvest Resources: Carefully use the cutter to extract valuable resources from the vein. Be mindful of your surroundings and ensure a steady hand to maximize your yield.

Constructing Outposts for Resource Mining

Mining resource veins is most efficient when you have an outpost in place. Outposts provide a secure base of operations and streamline the resource extraction process. Here’s how to set up an outpost for resource mining in Starfield:

  1. Survey the Planet: Before constructing an outpost, survey the planet for the most resource-rich areas. The in-game map will display resource locations.
  2. Select a Strategic Location: Choose a strategic location for your outpost. This should be near resource veins to minimize travel time.
  3. Gather Materials: Collect the necessary materials and resources for outpost construction. Ensure you have ample supplies to build and maintain your outpost.
  4. Construct the Outpost: Using your building tools, construct the outpost. Once completed, it will serve as your resource mining hub, complete with storage facilities and machinery.

Identifying Planet Resources

Knowing the distribution of resources on a planet is crucial for efficient mining. Starfield provides a helpful tool for this task. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Access the In-Game Map: Open the in-game map while in orbit around a planet.
  2. Resource Display: The map will display the quantity of each resource available on the planet. This information allows you to plan your mining operations effectively.
  3. Scanning for Resources: After landing on the planet, open your scanner. It will help you pinpoint the exact locations of resources. Use the cutter on resource veins shining blue for maximum yield.
Space resources

Resources and Their Planets

Now, let’s delve into a comprehensive list of Resources and the planet or moon they offer. Each planet presents unique opportunities for resource mining. Keep in mind that the quantities mentioned are approximate and may vary over time.

ResourcesPlanets/ Moons
AlkanesGamow ,Kreet, Vectera
AluminiumMercury , Kurtz , Magreth, Andraphon, Akila
AntimonyCruth, Gasparis
ArgonJemison, Vectera, Kreet
BenzeneChawla, Niira, Lapetus
BerylliumMagnar, Andraphon, Hyperia
CaesiumPiazzi VI-c , Dalvik
Carboxylic AcidsEnceladus, Lapetus, Umbriel
ChlorineJemison, Bondar, Gagarin, Earth, Gamow
ChrlorosilanesJemison, Gagarin, Earth, Gamow
CobaltZamka, Voss, Gamow
CopperZamka, Sumati, Niira, Ariel, Titania
DysprosiumVoss, Venus
EuropiumNavacci ,Andraphon, Gryphus
FluorineSumati, Niira, Altair III
GoldAltair III, Oborum I, Kalira
Helium-3Ananke,Curbeam ,Kurtz , Grissom, Zamka, Kreet, Magreth, Andraphon
IlliniumNiira, Procyon III, Wellish
IridiumDanra, Grimsey, Altair I
IronGrissom, Vectera, Kreet, Zamka, Luna, IO
LeadJemison , Bondar, Gagarin, Voss, Earth
LithiumGamow, Luyten’s Rock, Sirius II
MercuryPontem , Earth, Skink
NeodymiumMercury, Hyperia, Gryphus
NeonKreet, Vectera, Procyon III
NickelZamka , Bondar, Voss, Niira
PalladiumMimas, Mithras
PlatinumKapteyn I, Bondar, Altair I
PlutoniumGrimsey, Altair I, Neebas
SilverKreet, Magnar, Vectera
TantalumLuyten’s Rock, Nesoi
TetraflouridesSumati Procyon III, Petria
TitaniumPluto, Titan, Procyon II
TungstenVoss, Bondar, Titan
UraniumZamka, Voss, Danra, Grimsey
VanadiumGrimsey, Voss, Zamka, Zamka
VytiniumDecaran VII-b
WaterJemison, Zamka, Gagarin, Voss, Vectera, Earth
XenonBondar, Sirius II
YtterbiumVolt, Celebrai I

Explore these planets to uncover their hidden treasures and amass wealth beyond your wildest dreams. Remember to follow the advanced starfield mining techniques outlined above for a successful mining operation.

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is there any way to automate the resource mining process?

A: Advanced automation systems can be installed in outposts for semi-autonomous mining operations.

Q: Are there any risks associated with constructing outposts on hostile planets?

A: Outposts on hostile planets may require additional defenses to protect against environmental hazards and potential threats.


As you embark on your starfield mining journey, armed with the cutter, outpost machinery, and resource knowledge, you’ll become a formidable force in the cosmic resource race. Remember to adapt to the ever-changing universe and explore new frontiers for wealth and adventure. The cosmos await your exploration and exploitation.

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