Elite Dangerous – Materials

Where to get materials

  • Arsenic : Collected on planet surfaces
  • Cadmium : Collected on planet surfaces e.g. Shinrarta Dezhra AB 2 F A
  • Chemical Destillery :  USS "Aftermath of combat" in shipping lanes
  • Chemical Manipulators :  USS in high security systems
  • Conductive Polymers : USS "Aftermath of combat" in anarchy systems
  • Cracked Industrial Firmware : Salvaged from USS + scanned from settlement data point
  • Datamined Wake Exceptions : Scan "High Energy FSD Wake" with wake scanner
  • Eccentric Hyperspace Trajectories : Scan "High Energy FSD Wake" with wake scanner
  • Exquisite Focus Crystals : Mission reward
  • Heat Vanes : Salvage from USS in anarchy systems - e.g. Combat Aftermath
  • Hybrid Capacitors : Salvage from USS
  • Irregular Emission Data : Mission reward + salvage from USS
  • Manganese : Collected on planet surfaces - Found lots of Manganese on Algol  A 4 in Algol system. There is also an USS with Earth Relics in this system.
  • Modified Embedded Firmware : Scan datapoints in Medium Security +++ settlements
  • Proto Heat Radiators : Salvage from USS in systems with economic boom
  • Selenium : Collected on planet surfaces (e.g. Shinrarta Dezhra AB 2 F A) + asteroid mining.
  • Unexpected Emission Data : Scan combat vessels + salvage from USS
  • Zirconium : Collected on planet surfaces + asteroid mining.

Abandoned Settlements

These settlements contain 1-2 Data Points and some rare engineer materials. You need to land on the planet and use the SRV to pickup the materials and scan datapoints. There will also be Settlement Comms Uplink points which you can scan to get some story about why the location was abandoned.

Hint: You can log out and switch between Open/Private Group/Solo as many times as you want to respawn the materials and reset the Data Point(s).

Known locations:

  • 12 Trianguli - A 1 : Taylor Keep.
  • Aldhibah - 1 a : Lookout Military Test Facility.
  • Alnath - A 2 a a : Klatt Enterprises.
  • Alshat - A 6 b : Clark's Rest. Uplink + materials. Also a nearby abandoned SRV @28.1916, -29.99 and a crashed Anaconda.
  • Col 285 Sector BG-O d6-93 - AB 1 d : Communication Array Delta 69.
  • Col 285 Sector EP-C b27-3 - A 2 : Unlisted Wreckage Site.
  • Col 285 Sector FL-X b17-3 - A 2 a : Medical Research Base MIR-14.
  • Col 285 Sector OZ-N c7-13 - BC 3 a : Exploration Camp JSPR-003.
  • Col 285 Sector UZ-O c6-9 - B 6 : Orion's Folly.
  • Col 285 Sector ZT-I b25-0 - 2 A : Planet Dave Outpost.
  • Col 285 Sector YF-M c8-8 - 10 b : Jackson Enterprise.
  • Col 359 Sector RN-S c4-12 - A 1 : Medical Research Base BJI-86.
  • Col 359 Sector RY-H d10-58 - B 3 a : Exploration Camp JSPR-003 (2).
  • Conn A 3 a : Ameida Landing. 2 Data Points + materials.
  • Eafots EU-R c4-1 - C 2 : Formidine Rift Alpha Site.
  • Eafots GL-Y e2 - 6Formidine Rift Delta Site.
  • Eafots LZ-H b10-0 - D 1Formidine Rift Beta Site.
  • Eafots RA-G B11-0 - 3  : Formidine Rift Gamma Site.
  • Etain - 4 a : The Sanctum.
  • Etain - 4 c : The Prophet.
  • Hermitage - 4 a : Hollis Gateway.
  • HIP 7158 A 2 b : Hogan Depot.
  • HIP 12099 - 1 a : Stack.
  • HIP 15329 - A 3 c : Stuart Retreat.
  • HIP 16824 A 2 f : Carmichael Point.  1 Datapoint + materials.
  • HIP 59382 - 1 b : Mayes Chemical Plant.
  • HIP 83237 - 3 b : Site 16.
  • HR 2551 - 2 d : Dixon Dock.
  • HR 5906 - AB 2 a : Unregistered Derelict.
  • HR 5991 - 1 b : Research Facility 5592.
  • HR 6890 - A 1 : Transmitter VJS-81.
  • Hyades Sector DR-V c2-23 - A 5 : DAV's Hope. 6 Settlement Comms Log Uplink + 1 Data Point + materials.
  • Koli Discii - C 6  1 : Gregorys Rest.
  • LP 389-95 - 7 : Velasquez Medical Research Centre.
  • Plaa Aec IZ-N c20-1 - A : Hawkins Gap Alpha Site.
  • Plaa Aec TT-B b41-3 - B 1 : Hawkins Gap Gamma Site.
  • Plaa Aec XZ-Z b41-0 - A1 : Hawkins Gap Delta Site.
  • Plaa Aec XZ-Z b41-0 - 2 : Hawkins Gap Beta Site.
  • Pru Aescs HW-S b31-2 - A : Conflux Beta Site.
  • Pru Aescs NC-M d7-192 - A : Conflux Delta Site.
  • Pru Aescs OI-K a64-0 - 1 : Conflux Gamma Site.
  • Pru Aescs TY-J a64-1 - 1 : Conflux Alpha Site.
  • Synuefai FV-U b20-0 - 2 a : Extraction Site V-81.
  • Synuefe JB-G b58-6 - 6 h : Exploration Camp C-NO4.
  • Synuefe QA-U d4-27 - A 1 : Pirate Cache. Uplink + Datapoint
  • Wredguia JC-K c22-8 - 6 a : Colony SNB-86. 5 uplinks + 1 data point + materials.
  • Wregoe JI-B d13-130 - 1 : Site 426.
  • Wregoe VK-E c12-0 - B 1 a : Columbus Expedition Camp 14.

 

Crashed / Damaged Ships

On several locations you can find a crashed ship - or a damaged ship in orbit around the planet. Use your surface scanner to locate the exact position of the crash, then land nearby and use the SRV to pick up stuff from the crash site. By shooting cargo racks some materials will appear for your pickup. Often you can also scan a Ship Data Core, datapoint or uplink at the ship itself or a nearby SRV or abandoned site. In some cases there are also nearby escape pods.

When you have collected everything, simply log out and switch between OPEN PLAY / SOLO PLAY / PRIVATE GROUP - this will reset the datapoints and cargoracks  on the crash site so you can collect it all again.
Repeat until you have all the materials/data you need.

Known locations:

  • 34 Virginis 5 A : Abandoned SRV @18.6834, -40.4150.
  • 44 k Virginis B 7 e : Abandoned SRV @8.8974, -103.5549.
  • Alshat - A 6 b : Derelict Anaconda - Expedition Vessel Odysseus.
  • Belu - B 1 : Crashed Anaconda.
  • Col 285 Sector OP-L b9-0 -  A 1 : Materials + damaged Escape Pod
  • Colonia - 5 e a : Crashed Type 9. Nothing of value here.
  • HIP 12099 - 1 b : CMDR John Jameson crashed Cobra Mk III.
  • HIP 16378 - 3 b : Crashed Diamondback Explorer.
  • HIP 16613 - 1 a : Crashed Anaconda with cargo racks. Also an abandoned SRV at bearing 270º from the Anaconda with occupied escape pod nearby.
  • HIP 17746 - 3 c: Crashed Diamondback Explorer with datapoint
  • HIP 17692 - A 3 : Damaged Alcatraz Class Prison Ship in orbit . Materials + cargo scattered nearby.
  • HIP 32001 - 3 a : Crashed Type-9.
  • HIP 83003 - 6 a: Crashed Anaconda.
  • Koli Discii - C 6 a : Crashed Anaconda. Extra datapoint 2km away at bearing 250º in abandoned settlement Gregorys Rest.
  • Leucos - A 5 a : Crashed Anaconda
  • Orrere - 2 b: Crashed Anaconda. Also some geological sites nearby where you can get materials from!
  • Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-5 - 1 a : Damaged Thomas Class Bulk Cargo Ship in orbit.
  • Thoth - 1 a  : Transport Lakon Baker Gamma Sierra Heavy.