Guide / Tutorial How to fill all of your Raw Materials bins using Crystalline Shards.

How to fill your boots with Raw Mats using Crystalline Shards

Some of us have discovered a new form of materials gathering that can, with a little effort, be used to gather every material needed to compeletely fill all of your raw materials bins.
I have decided to share that knowlege here with you all.

The first thing you need is to know where to find all this lovely stuff. so here is a chart of all the publicly known locations.



Crystalline Shards on the edge of the Sanguineous Rim region and in the Formadine Rift
The first thing you need, apart from a decent jump range, is a SRV bay.
The materials you will be gathering are only the ones obtainable from the Shards.

Do not concern yourself with the Pecious Cobbles as they don't have anything of value to this project and will waste your time.
Here is my suggested circuit for gathering the required materials.
At each location use your surface scanner to reveal all the POIs
The biological POIs are the ones you are interested in as they are the ones that have the Crystalline shards.
It's worth scanning the shards and cobbles with your Composition Scanner when you are closer to landing, as you will gain new materials discoveries.
You will need to use your night vision as you will eventually need to land on POIs on the dark side.
Make a note of each POI that you have visited as you will clean them out and they take weeks to regenerate.
Don't worry there's plenty of them.

Don't do this in a wing as there will not be enough to go around.
Part a.
1. Travel to HIP 36601 C 1 a and collect Polonium
2. Travel to HIP 36601 C 1 d and collect Ruthenium
3. Travel to HIP 36601 C 3 b and collect Tellurium
4. Travel to HIP 36601 C 5 a and collect Technetium
When each bin is filled (It takes 150 units per material) return to your favourite Materials Broker (The nearest may be Hinz Hub @Ngobe) and trade them down to fill as many low grade bins as you can.


Rinse and repeat till all the Mats below are full then you need to fill the Selenium bin as this is the only high grade material for which a shard has so far not been discovered.
This item alone will take two trips as the exchange rate is 6:1
Part b.
Follow the last trip with:

5.Travel to Outotz LS-K D8-3 B 5 c and collect Antimony
6.Travel to Outotz LS-K D8-3 B 5 a
and collect Yttrium
7. Go Home!

If you get into serious bother and find you need a station to repair/restock.
The nearest is Flaming Star Logistics Centre at Flaming Star Sector LX-T b3-0

You may find that you need an extra trip if you are particulary low on basic materials but I completed the project with 4 round trips combining parts a&b.
It's possible that combining Parts a & b for all trips might be more efficient.
I'll let you work that one out.

Fly
Safe and be Dangerous Commanders

o7
 
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I'm there and you kinda mixed the cookie jars a bit.

HIP 36601 C 3 B has Tellurium
HIP 36601 C 5 A has Technetium

Anyway, thumbs up for putting all this info in one place

Now if someone finds Selenium somewhere nearby... [heart]

o7
 
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To be honest, you do have to work for it. It's a long round trip. Quite a few of my squadron aren't that keen, they won't do it.
In this instance, I feel FDev have struck a good balance.

'You can guarantee you max this out, but it's gonna cost ya.'

Just need to sort those G5 manufactured out now.
Oddly enough the fastest way I've found to get G5 manufactured is to do the really difficult missions as they almost always reward with G5 mats which you can trade. Still one hell of a grind though.

o7
 
I filled all 6 bins and now i'm on the return trip.
It's advisable to bring a small/medium ship. I found the terrain to be rather bumpy on 4 of the 6 bodies.

Edit: on the Yttrium body, that is OUTOTZ LS-K D8-3 B 5 A, you can also find a decent amount of seleniu if you don't mind roaming...
percentage is 3.6 iirc
 
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I do this exact method as well been tell people how good it is! Thanks for sharing cmdr o7
Just did two trips here the other day!

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I use alot of the locations listed on the Wiki HERE

Great Location!​
SYSTEMPLANETGRAVITYLY - SOLLS - ARIVMATERIALS
HIP 36601C 1 a0.09 G1,599154,099Polonium
HIP 36601C 1 d0.08 G1,599154,104Ruthenium
HIP 36601C 3 b0.04 G1,599154,145Tellurium
HIP 36601C 5 a0.03 G1,599154,288Technetium

Additionally i go hear for the other materials​
Outotz LS-K d8-3B 5 a0.09 G1,714310,420Yttrium
Outotz LS-K d8-3B 5 c0.07 G1,714310,420Antimony
 
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I'm there and you kinda mixed the cookie jars a bit.

HIP 36601 C 3 B has Tellurium
HIP 36601 C 5 A has Technetium

Anyway, thumbs up for putting all this info in one place

Now if someone finds Selenium somewhere nearby... [heart]

o7
I have been getting Selenium from HIP 36601 C 6 B, lots of Geological Sites unfortunately mostly in deep canyons or gorges so some tricky driving. From Crystal Shards IIRC.

Edit: Also been getting Antimony here from Needle Crystals.
 
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Not yet and I'm not sure if it will actually happen.
It seems to me that Selenium is treated not like a top tier material but like a medium grade one similar to Mercury. At least on the Yttrium body mentioned above it listed as a medium grade one.
 
Having finally got tired of falling off or burning out the tires on the 50 degree slopes of HIP 36601 C 6 B I have moved to C 6 A where I have found
Antimony grade 5.
Zirconium grade 4 a new one for me. Looks to have replaced Selenium.
Tin grade 3.
Tungsten grade 3.
Chromium grade 2.
Plus the typical level one stuff from cobbles.

Even better it looks as if more of the sites are on flatter terrain.
 
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Not yet and I'm not sure if it will actually happen.
It seems to me that Selenium is treated not like a top tier material but like a medium grade one similar to Mercury. At least on the Yttrium body mentioned above it listed as a medium grade one.

Seeing as it does not show up in needle crystals I think you are correct, unfortunately.
 
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