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Category Earth
Type Localised Earth Element
Rarity Uncommon
Blueprint Value 62.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Crafting, Charging, Upgrading
Symbol P
Updated Expeditions

Phosphorus is a resource.


Phosphorus (P) is a resource and one of the localised earth elements.

Game description[]

Local mineral extract, typically found in large deposits or extracted from common minerals after inspection with an Analysis Visor.

Typically found on planets with a scorched environment.


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



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


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


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


  • In real life, Phosphorus is almost never found freely in nature; except for minerals such as apatite. Phosphorus is found organically in sources of bone ash and guano and is also produced in supernovae as a byproduct of supernova nucleosynthesis, where the phosphorus-to-iron ratio from the supernova remnant is believed to be 100 times higher than Milky Way supernovae byproducts in general.

Release history[]

  • NEXT - Added as a resource.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.
  • ExoMech - Added as an ingredient for Exocraft Hazard Protection upgrades such as Megawatt Heater