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Activated Cadmium
Activated Cadmium
Type Refined Stellar Metal: Red
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 450.0 Units.png
Symbol Cd+
Updated Frontiers

Activated Cadmium is a resource.


Activated Cadmium (Cd+) is a resource. It can be found on planets orbiting Class M systems (red stars).

These planets are often extreme weather worlds.

Game description[]

A chromatic metal, generated by fusion in the heart of a star.

This Cadmium has been activated by the extreme conditions in which it was formed, and is highly valuable.

Cadmium is found on planets orbiting red stars, and can be placed in a Refiner to create purified Chromatic Metal.


Mined from large deposits using the Terrain Manipulator. These deposits can be found using the Multi-tool.



Activated Cadmium is not used as an ingredient for crafting.


Activated Cadmium is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:


Activated Cadmium is not used as an ingredient for cooking using a Nutrient Processor.

Additional information[]

The in-game abbreviation for this resource is Cd. For wiki convention, a + has been added to the abbreviation for all "activated" resources.

Release history[]


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