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Metal elements are one of the eight divisions of the resources in No Man's Sky.


Metal elements are mainly used as an ingredient for refining and they may also be used for crafting various products.


These elements can be found as a primary/secondary element in many minerals. Can also be refined, collected from pirates, or found in Resource Deposits.


Abundant Mineral[]
Charged Metallic Element[]
Metallic Mineral Extract[]
Processed Metallic Minerals[]


The following progression is used for Ferrite refinement via a Refiner. Note that Rusted Metal is not a true Metal element, but part of the Junk sub-category of the Special elements.

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