Crystalline Shards

These crystalline structures are created by large colonies of microorganisms.

— In-Game Description

Crystalline Shards are crystalline structures found on airless planets and moons. They are produced by colonies of microorganisms, and are known to feature Crystalline Clusters that are rich in high-grade Raw Materials.


Crystalline Shards are organic structures that were first discovered in the Sanguineous Rim, and have since been confirmed in other regions. They grow on airless planets with volcanic activity that are located at least 12,000 lightseconds from the system's main star. They produce Crystalline Clusters which, when shot with SRV weapons, drop high-grade materials matching the planet's composition.[1]

The closest known sites to Sol are 1,500 ly away, in the Sanguineous Rim region. Commanders seeking to fill up their stockpiles of raw materials or wanting to unlock Professor Palin's Engineering services may find the trek to be worthwhile. It is recommended that in addition to bringing SRVs, pilots should install a Detailed Surface Scanner on their ships to pinpoint the exact locations of planetary biological and geological surface sites.[1]


System Planet Region Material Reported By
Oochost BH-J d10-0 B 1 e Sanguineous Rim Antimony Draco Mercator
Oochost BH-J d10-0 B 2 c Sanguineous Rim Tellurium Draco Mercator
Outotz LZ-O c19-4 C 4 b Sanguineous Rim Tellurium Draco Mercator
HIP 36601 C 1 a Sanguineous Rim Polonium Draco Mercator
Byua Chraei YP-E d12-16 C 5 C Formorian Frontier Ruthenium Alphetto
Qaugneau FR-M d7-23 B 5 a Formorian Frontier Antimony Alphetto
Qaugneau FR-M d7-23 B 5 b Formorian Frontier Antimony Alphetto
Truechiae TG-J d10-2 B 11 b Formorian Frontier Antimony Alphetto
Outotz HD-J d9-3 B 8 d Sanguineous Rim Antimony SturmWaffel
Outotz HD-J d9-3 B 11 d Sanguineous Rim Antimony Submarino
Outotz KY-I d9-6 B 6 b Sanguineous Rim Tellurium Insects
Outotz CI-R c18-0 B 6 b Sanguineous Rim Ruthenium Rhodann
Col 69 Sector PH-U c3-0 B 10 b Sanguineous Rim Ruthenium Dan Cirinna
Oochorrs MU-M d8-14 B 9 b Sanguineous Rim Antimony Constvoid
Col 69 Sector BA-Z c0 B 4 a Sanguineous Rim Tellurium Vegetalo
Outotz PI-K d8-0 BC 2 a Sanguineous Rim Yttrium Firedens
Outotz LS-K d8-3 B 7 b Sanguineous Rim Ruthenium Firedens
Outotz LS-K d8-3 B 5 a Sanguineous Rim Yttrium Maolagin
Outotz LS-K d8-3 B 5 c Sanguineous Rim Antimony Maolagin
Col 69 Sector GQ-Y d4 B 7 f Sanguineous Rim Ruthenium Eadghe
Outotz IT-Z c13-2 B 9 b Sanguineous Rim Technetium Kerne1Panic
HD 69978 B 2 b a Sanguineous Rim Yttrium Tikigod
Phroea Phio YS-F d12-37 B 1 b Sanguineous Rim Yttrium GunmadMadman
Trifid of the North Sector DL-Y e0 D 9 a Sanguineous Rim Ruthenium Deltus Infinium
Oochoxt CD-E c1-0 B 1 c Sanguineous Rim Polonium Pipedream
Oochoxt CD-E c1-0 B 3 b Sanguineous Rim Ruthenium Pipedream
NGC 2244 Sector CQ-O d6-29 B 4 a Sanguineous Rim Ruthenium Varonica
Pheia Ain IK-A d38 B 16 a Sanguineous Rim Tellurium Aleksej Hemulesha
Pheia Ain IK-A d38 B 16 b Sanguineous Rim Antimony Aleksej Hemulesha
Col 107 Sector XF-N d7-65 B 4 a Sanguineous Rim Polonium D-RockJumper
Gludgae GQ-V c16-6 B 3 d Sanguineous Rim Technetium Wyrwulf
Pyria Thua PW-N d6-2 B 3 b The Abyss Technetium caiOHawk
Blau Broae BC-D d12-59 B 4 a Formorian Frontier Ruthenium solaceindrkness
Slaiya GU-E c25-0 B 4 f The Abyss Antimony RulerOfTheFreeWorld
Dryu Airg DS-J d9-0 B 5 a Formidine Rift Technetium Jokonnoh
Schafaae VN-S d4-2 B 9 a Formidine Rift Antimony or Yttrium Jokonnoh
Smootie CU-I c9-1 B 2 a Acheron Tellurium Jokonnoh
Groerld QO-Z d13-0 c 4 a Kepler's Crest Antimony Jokonnoh
Schee Phio NU-R c7-16 BC 1 b Sanguineous Rim Technetium Rubicks
Schee Phio NU-R c7-16 BC 2 c Sanguineous Rim Antimony Rubicks
Flyue Flyiae UI-K c11-45 B 1 a The Conduit Tellurium yianniv
Flyue Flyiae TI-K c11-62 C 2 a The Conduit Antimony yianniv
Flyue Flyiae TI-K c11-47 BC 4 a The Conduit Antimony yianniv
Flyue Flyiae SN-K c11-40 B 5 b The Conduit Yttrium yianniv
HIP 36601 C 1 d Sanguineous Rim Ruthenium MarcusSebeca
HIP 36601 C 3 b Sanguineous Rim Tellurium MarcusSebeca
HIP 36601 C 5 a Sanguineous Rim Technetium MarcusSebeca
Freetua ZL-J d10-49 B 7 a Outer Scutum-Centaurus Arm Antimony Ashnak
Flyue Flyiae SX-L c10-1 BCD 6 e, BCD 6 d The Conduit Yttrium, Tellurium CirrusFlare
Phrae Groa FG-W c18-20 B 1 a Outer Arm Technetium CirrusFlare
Phrae Groa PO-X d2-85 C 6 a Outer Arm Polonium CirrusFlare
Gludgaa EM-C d13-1 BC 2 a Sanguineous Rim Technetium Michael Rhodes
Gludgaa VT-Z d13-17 BC 3 c, BC 2 a Sanguineous Rim Technetium, Antimony patrickheller
Eafoff CC-D d12-23 D 3 b, D 4 a Sanguineous Rim Technetium LaurenceR
Phreia Dryiae CN-Q d6-0 BC 1 b Kepler's Crest Antimony LaurenceR
Aidow AL-P d5-1 B 2 h, B 3 b, B 4a Kepler's Crest Yttrium, Antimony LaurenceR
Aidoms LC-D d12-5 BCD 3 a, BCD 5 b Kepler's Crest Polonium, Technetium LaurenceR



  1. 1.0 1.1 This, fellow Commanders, is the Antimony Mother Lode!
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