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A preying mantis-like creature on its back legs, as if about to strike. A lake and a futuristic city in the distance behind the creature.

A preying mantis-like creature on its back legs, as if about to strike. A lake and a futuristic city in the distance behind the creature.

In Starfield, resources will be essential throughout the game, especially if you plan on crafting weapons, weapons mods, armour, and other equipment.

Resources will also be required if you’re interested in building bases and outposts on the many planets that make up Starfield’s galaxy. You can mine and collect resources as you explore the game’s universe, and this article will gather all the information we have about resources in Starfield, how you get them and what to do with them.

What Are Resources in Starfield?

As the name suggests, resources are materials you will use in Starfield for various activities. We'll be covering all these activities up ahead.

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Credit: Bethesda

There are three types of resources available in Starfield. These include Minerals, Materials, and Components. Here is a complete list of each resource in Starfield.

All Resources in Starfield

Here is a list of all the resources in Starfield.

  • Aldumite (Ad)
  • Alkanes (HnCn)
  • Aluminum (Al)
  • Antimony (Sb)
  • Argon (Ar)
  • Benzene (C6H6)
  • Beryllium (Be)
  • Caelumite (Ct)
  • Caesium (Cs)
  • Carboxylic Acids (R-COOH)
  • Chlorine (Cl)
  • Chlorosilanes (SiH3Cl)
  • Cobalt (Co)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Dysprosium (Dy)
  • Europium (Eu)
  • Fluorine (F)
  • Gold (Au)
  • Helium-3 (He-3)
  • Indicite (Ie)
  • Ionic Liquids(IL)
  • Iridium (Ir)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Lithium (Li)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Neodymium (Nd)
  • Neon (Ne)
  • Nickel (Ni)
  • Palladium (Pd)
  • Platinum (Pt)
  • Plutonium (Pu)
  • Rothicite (Rc)
  • Silver (Ag)
  • Tantalum (Ta)
  • Tasine (Tsn)
  • Tetrafluorides (xF4)
  • Titanium (Ti)
  • Tungsten (W)
  • Uranium (U)
  • Vanadium (V)
  • Veryl (Vr)
  • Vytinium (Vy)
  • Water (H2O)
  • Xenon (Xe)
  • Ytterbium (Yb)

All Components in Starfield

  • Aldumite Drilling Rig
  • Austenitic Manifold
  • Comm Relay
  • Control Rod
  • Drilling Rig
  • Indicite Wafer
  • Isocentered Magnet
  • Isotopic Coolant
  • Mag Pressure Tank
  • Microsecond Regulator
  • Molecular Sieve
  • Monopropellant
  • Nuclear Fuel Rod
  • Paramagnon Conductor
  • Positron Battery
  • Power Circuit
  • Reactive Gauge
  • Rothicite Magnet
  • Semimetal Wafer
  • Sterile Nanotubes
  • Substrate Molecule Sieve
  • Supercooled Magnet
  • Tasine Superconductor
  • Tau Grade Rheostat
  • Veryl-Treated Manifold
  • Vytinium Fuel Rod
  • Zero Wire
  • Zero-G Gimbal

All Materials in Starfield

Here is a list of all the Materials in Starfield.

  • Adaptive Frame
  • Adhesive
  • Amino Acids
  • Analgesic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Aromatic
  • Biosuppressant
  • Chasmbass Oil
  • Cosmetic
  • Fiber
  • Gastronomic Delight
  • Hallucinogen
  • High-Tensile Spidroin
  • Hypercatalyst
  • Immunostimulant
  • Lubricant
  • Luxury Textile
  • Membrane
  • Memory Substrate
  • Metabolic Agent
  • Neurologic
  • Nutrient
  • Ornamental Material
  • Pigment
  • Polymer
  • Polytextile
  • Quark-Degenerate Tissues
  • Sealant
  • Sedative
  • Solvent
  • Spice
  • Stimulant
  • Structural Material
  • Toxin

How to Get Resources

Once you've found a resource node using your scanner, you can use the laser cutter tool to extract the resources. The good news is that mining with your laser directly adds the resource chunk to your inventory, eliminating the need to collect the pieces manually.

Starfield gameplay. The player is using a mining laser to mine iron from a deposit on a cave wall.
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A day down the mines...

Alternatively, you can employ several resource extractors for passive resource collection after establishing an outpost, even when you're not at your base. This is necessary for resources that are gasses or compounds found under the ground. You can look to invest in the Geology skill if you plan on searching for rare resources.

Be sure to check our guide for the most important resources in Starfield.

Best Vendors For Resources

While mining and setting up outposts for resources can be tempting, it's often impractical and time-consuming. The quickest way to get resources, including the rarest ones, is to go and buy them from Vendors. Resources are not expensive, so you won't even be spending a lot of Credits either. Here are the best Vendors for purchasing Resources in Starfield:

  • UC Distributions: Located in the Commercial District of New Atlantis
  • Trade Authority: Trade Authority shops are located in all the major cities.
  • Jemison Mercantile: Located in the main hub of New Atlantis.
  • Mining League: Located in the main plaza of Neon City.
  • UC Exchange: Located in the Colony of Cydonia on Mars.

What Are Resources Used For?

Resources will be used for an abundance of things in Starfield. You’ll need resources to craft items—such as weapon mods and other equipment—and build bases and outposts. Once you have researched an item, you can create it if you have the resources to cover the crafting cost.

UI of Starfield's crafting mechanics.
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Credit: Bethesda
Research will prove bountiful

Resources will also be needed if you plan on building an outpost. You’ll need a lot of Aluminium, Iron, and Lead to construct buildings, plus an adhesive called "sealant". You will also need specific skills like Outpost Engineering to build higher-level structures.

A top down view of Starfield's base building UI.
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Credit: Bethesda
Outposts should be placed in resource filled planets

And that covers our comprehensive list of resources in Starfield. We recommend checking out our Advanced Outpost guide to pair with this one and then read up on All Creatures you may encounter while gathering resources and outpost building.

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