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The subject of this article is from the Origins update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 9 November, 2020.

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


Special elements are mainly used for refinement, most of them directly or indirectly can be refined into Nanite Cluster. Chromatic Metal and Pugneum can be used to craft various technologies and products.


These elements can be obtain from various sources, but most of them can purchased at the Galactic Trade Terminal.


Anomalous Material[]

Highly Refined Stellar Metal[]


Salvaged scrap[]

Technological Currency[]

Transmuted Metal[]

Unrefined Organic Element[]

Additional information[]

Junk items are all referenced with the same abbreviation, "Jn".