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A component for Chromatic Metal.
Type Refined Stellar Metal: Yellow
Rarity Common
Blueprint Value 121.0 Units.png
Symbol Cu
Updated Origins

Copper is a resource.


Copper (Cu) is a resource.

Game description[]

A chromatic metal, generated by fusion in the heart of a star. Such stellar material ends up forming deposits in the crust of local planets.

Copper is found on planets orbiting yellow stars, and can be placed in a Refiner to create purified Chromatic Metal for use in the manufacture of advanced technologies.


It can be found in Resource Deposits and Hotspots on planets orbiting yellow stars.

Also available from some Galactic Trade Terminals.


A Terrain Manipulator or Autonomous Mining Units are needed to mine copper deposits. A Mineral Extractor is required to harvest copper located using the Survey Device upgrade to the Analysis Visor.


Copper can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.YELLOW.2.png Copper x1  +  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x1  →  SUBSTANCE.YELLOW.2.png Copper x2  ("Chromatic Expansion", 0.36 sec./unit output)



Copper is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


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


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

Additional information[]

  • Copper can be sold in the Marketplace.
  • The Korvax may ask for 10 of this in exchange for a word of their language.

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