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The subject of this article is from the Atlas Rises update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 23 July, 2018.

The subject of this article is from a previous version of No Man's Sky and is now considered obsolete.
The information from this article is kept for historical purposes and should not be further categorised.
Type Neutral
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 165 Units.png
Symbol Al
Updated Atlas Rises

Aluminum is a resource.


Aluminium (Al) is a resource, and a member of the Neutral elements class.

The British spelling of this word is used in the wiki.

Game description[]

A hugely useful, ductile and versatile metal.

A highly desired element in trading markets and cargo manifests throughout the known galaxy.

Can be combined with other elements to create valuable alloys if recipe is available.


Sub-surface Aluminum ore as a U-shaped cavern

Aluminium can be mined from nodes, crystals, and monoliths on planets as well as asteroids.

  • node form appears metallic-white and is smaller and wider than a Heridium node with a rounded top (shaped like a half-disc)
  • crystal form is green in colour
  • monolith form are column-shaped with a square facing
  • sub-surface, spotted via two adjacent holes with light-blue metallic edges. The node is a U-shaped tube.

Nodes are sub-surface and the cores are hollow. They appear as small vertical caverns, and maintain their white/silvery appearance. Nodes can be located when flying above the surface, as long as you are flying at a low to medium height, and slowly.


Aluminium is an obsolete resource and no longer has a purpose in the game.

Additional information[]

  • In rare cases, gigantic monoliths of aluminium can be found on planets with Sentinels under threatening behaviour. The monoliths have an above-ground height 1.5x greater than a typical Heridium column, a square face, and an endless depth. The core is aluminum but cannot be mined (it will remain reflective). Mining this monolith yields a tremendous amount of Aluminium. In one specific case, more than 3000 units of Aluminium were harvested.
  • When mining sub-surface aluminium, the nodes will bottom out, often after yielding 3000-5000 units of Aluminium..


This element is also called Aluminum in the US English localisation.

Release history[]

  • Release - original game element
  • Foundation - no longer found as large planetary rock structures, shiny and white in colour
  • NEXT - removed from the game