mining nickel

Planet P.O.I.
Shoot Geo items on planet With SRV turret collect items with SRV scoop...

There was a big mining topic and lots of youtube videos on mining...
 
You will find lots of nickel at gas vents and geysers. Make sure you fit a DSS so you can probe the planet and get the locations. As said above use an SRV to shoot the minerals off the vents then collect as normal. You’ll know what to shoot at as they show up as white squares on your radar.
 
You will find lots of nickel at gas vents and geysers. Make sure you fit a DSS so you can probe the planet and get the locations. As said above use an SRV to shoot the minerals off the vents then collect as normal. You’ll know what to shoot at as they show up as white squares on your radar.
Thanks alot. One last thing please i've got horizons, does your ship come with a srv. Or do you have to buy one. Only landed at ports. Eg engineers
 
Thanks alot. One last thing please i've got horizons, does your ship come with a srv. Or do you have to buy one. Only landed at ports. Eg engineers
Yes you’ll need to purchase a planetary vehicle hangar, which is an optional internal. Then you can buy an SRV for that hangar.
 
Edit: IGNORE THIS POST. See my post farther down for a much better method



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Hi. I have a couple of useful links for you to look at.

https://elite-dangerous.fandom.com/wiki/Material_Trader

Nickel is a grade 1 Raw material in Raw category 5.
It would be better to farm the Category 5 Grade 3 material (Tungsten) or Grade 4 material (Tellerium) and convert them to nickel at a Raw Materials Trader.

Find a material trader at:

Another useful link is the spreadsheet in this topic:
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/index.php?threads/elite-dangerous-scavenger-a-new-database-of-materials-for-engineers.367052/

At the crash site in the system Orrere on 2 B (coordinates 43.827, -173.969 (just use a detailed surface scanner), you can get Antimony (Cat 7 Grade 4), Ruthenium (Cat 3 Grade 4), Tellerium (Cat 5 Grade 4), Tungsten (Cat 5 Grade 3).

If you look at the conversion rate table on the first link, a single Grade 4 material in the same category (Tellerium) will give you 81 Grade 1 Nickel. A grade 3 (Tungsten) will give you 27 Nickel each.

It is far more efficient to go after higher grade materials.

Lastly, here is a quick video:
Source: https://youtu.be/2mWzkk9uWJI
 
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