When they are destroyed by weapons fire from a ship or SRV they explode into chunks of materials, which can be collected using a ship or SRV's Cargo Scoop.
Outcrops come in two varieties:
- (Common) Outcrop:
The common outcrop is shown on the Wave Scanner as two lines, far apart. The auditory clue is a 'clicking' noise.
- Metallic Outcrop:
The Metallic Outcrop is shown on the Wave Scanner as two lines, near the bottom of the scanner and just a bit apart. The auditory clue is a 'metallic scraping' noise.