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No Man's Sky

Where to Find All Crafting Materials

Scott Peers

This page details where to find all crafting materials in No Man’s Sky, and a brief overview of their use outside of crafting, refining or cooking where relevant. Note that some of the materials require specific technologies to access, such as Frost Crystals, Solanium, Gamma Roots, and Star Bulbs, all of which require the Haz-Mat Gauntlet Exosuit upgrade to harvest from their respective flora. In addition, some elements can only be found in specific star systems, such as Activated Cadmium (red star systems), Activated Copper (yellow star systems), Activated Emeril (green star systems), and Activated Indium (blue star systems). To venture to these systems, you’ll need specific upgrades for the Hyperdrive system in your Starship or Freighter. If you want to know where you can find these, see our pages on technology upgrades, listed below.

All Crafting Materials in NMS

List of Elements, Materials and Resources


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  • Publisher
    Hello Games
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, XB One, XB X|S
  • Guide Release
    27 April 2022
  • Last Updated
    6 July 2022
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