Quantanium

Unstable mineral used to produce quantum fuel
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TypeMineral
Occupancy1000 μSCU
Base price80 aUEC
Production stateImplemented
Harvestable
FromRock
Respawn time60 mins
Mineable
Instability10
Resistance0.85

Description

Quantanium is a tiny, delicate, highly unstable mineral that can be harvested and refined into quantum fuel[1]. Once mined, Quantanium degrades over time.

Impacts to the transporting ship will also accelerate this degradation.[2]

Once it degrades to a certain extent it, will be in danger of exploding, giving the pilot a visual/audio warning and the option to eject all cargo via a button on the cockpit. Failing to eject in time will most often result in an explosion and death of the carrier.

Given the risk, successful delivery of Quantanium is a lucrative endeavor and should only be attempted with practice in mining.

Where to Find

Quantanium is most common on ArcCorp's closest moon, Lyria. Clusters of rocks on this moon are most definitely Quantanium-filled. You can pinpoint clusters by decreasing and increasing your ping angle until you find several rocks in one spot.

The default binds for increasing/decreasing angle are , and . respectively.

References

  1. Chris Roberts on Quantum Drives. Spectrum. Retrieved 2020-03-22
  2. In-game description in 3.8.2, line 24544. Retrieved 2030-03-22.


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