What is this black rock?

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Hey so I was in a cave and I found two of these black rocks/soil bits and I can´t suck them up with the terrain tool, in fact the terrain tool doesn´t do anything to them. Does any one here know what they are? Here is a photo:


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They usually have rare materials such as lithium in and around them. You can terrain tool the loose bits from round them but need a vehicle with a crane and a drill head to get the middle bit.

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You can get around needing to have to use a drill for almost all of it. You can skim the surface with an inhibitor mod. It will get the vast majority without a drill. 

Alternatively, you can simply use the terrain tool to elevate terrain on top, then remove it. It will dig holes in to the black rock, allowing you to collect the resources.

It won't completely get everything, but a heckuva lot more than it would by just doing nothing.

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  • 4 weeks later...
On 12/1/2018 at 4:36 AM, Gorocks said:

if I ever find some tungsten


On 12/9/2018 at 1:08 PM, Gorocks said:

once I find some zinc 

 If you are having problems finding Wolframite and Sphalerite, be sure to check other planets. :D

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