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Silicate Fumarole

A fumarole is an opening in a planet's crust that allows gases and dissolved minerals from deep below the surface to eject into the surroundings or deposit around the sides of the openings.[1] Fumaroles can be found in various places on terrestrial planets and moons. Fumaroles can be detected from orbit using a Detailed Surface Scanner to identify geologically-active areas where they are likely to occur.

The Codex has two categories: fumarole and ice fumarole. The Regular fumaroles tend to be large and round.


There are 3 types of fumaroles:

  • Sulphur Dioxide Fumaroles
  • Water Fumaroles
  • Silicate Vapour Fumaroles


These are some discovered fumaroles.[2] Also check this related thread on the Elite Dangerous forums.

System Planet Coordinates Notes
Blaa Hypa ZZ-P d5-145 B 1 Lat: -2.27° / Long: -10.18°
Boelts RL-E c28-2554 D 1 Lat: -9.29° / Long: 148.69°
Chaea Thua XE-R D4-18 1 C Lat: -51.17° / Long: -45.58°
Col 173 Sector KY-Q D5-47 15 F A Lat: -61.00° / Long: -99.42°
Col 173 Sector KY-Q D5-47 15 F A Lat: -61.00° / Long: -99.42°
Synuefe XR-H D11-102 1 B A Lat: 7.6° / Long: 65.1°
HIP 20485 A 1 Lat: -1.0060° / Long: -117.4010° Source.[3]
Scheau Flyi KR-W e1-6736 A 1 A Lat: -29.35° / Long: 37.11° Source.[4]
Smojue LH-D d12-3 9 B Lat: 0.46° / Long: 144.04° Source.[4]
HIP 17401 A 3 A A Lat: 25.6° / Long: 90.3° Source.[4]
Pleione 3 A Lat: 11.6° / Long: -32.1° Source.[4]
Eta Cassiopeiae New Moon Lat: -21.35° / Long: -72.60° Source.[4]
IC 4604 Sector BA-A D57 1 A Lat: 48.24° / Long: 85.72° Source.[4]
Gbekree AB 3 B A Lat: -22.79° / Long: -99.07°
Electra 1 Lat: -23.9855° / Long: -26.8011°
Sifou MP-H c10-4 1 E A Lat: -29.0317 ° / Long: -93.6991 ° Video Tour
Praea Euq KB-W c15-26 A 9 Lat: 17.0415° / Long: 129.3963° Video Tour


  • Prior to Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, the Detailed Surface Scanner identified specific sites with fumaroles and other geological phenomena as "Geological Sites", which would be clearly marked and numbered for ease of navigation.
  • Prior to Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter 4, explorers would document the planetary body, latitude, and longitude of geyser locations for later reference. Manual discovery of these locations could take many hours or even days. Chapter 4's improvements to discovery tools enabled automatic logging of these locations in the Codex for easy reference. An unfortunate side effect of that update is that some classic geological locations were erased or heavily modified.