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Hey all! 3.19 Introduces some major balance changes to mining, so I figured it was time to update my charts! There are a lot of changes to mineral distribution and percentages, as you’ll notice. I’ve set my own modeling to figure out the percentage of the total pool for each resource, factoring things like probability to spawn, likelihood of a cluster, and a relative mix of other materials in the area.

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  • 2023-05-10 – Initial update based on 3.19.0 PTU.8472527 build data.
  • 2023-05-11 – Added refineries, lasers, modules, and gadgets.
  • 2023-05-17 – Updated for 3.19 Live Build!
  • 2023-08-31 – Added 3.20 PTU charts with updated data.

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Refinery Yield Bonuses

This information comes from direct observation in game. MIC L5 may be a long drive for most, but the benefits could be worth it. ARC L2 also has a great set of tier 1 material bonuses.

Mining Lasers

All lasers have been rebalanced for 3.19, with a minimum laser power between 5-20%. This means some lasers will be too powerful to effectively break smaller mass rocks without having to toggle power off and on.

Mining Modules


Refined Ore Prices

Average sale prices for all refined ores. Prices have been moved to the backend database as of 3.19 so we’re going to see a lot more dynamic pricing moving forward.

Gemstone Prices

.Janalite might be an eye opener, but it is incredibly rare.

Ore Percentages by Location (Surface)

The mineral distribution has gone off the deep end. You can find anything anywhere, with the exception of the Tier 3 common elements. I’ve got my opinions on the change, but it is what it is.

Ore Percentages by Location (Space)

Similar to surface locations, space locations can also get any material in any deposit.

Gem Likelihood by Location

Aberdeen is still the Hadanite ROC mining paradise it’s always been!

Mineral Chances by Deposit

This one was a bit more interesting. All deposits can spawn all mineral types, and each deposit type has a unique RS signature that you’ll see in the scanning interface. Good things to watch out for!

Mineable Material Properties

Check the instability and resistance of various minerals!

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