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Iron

Collected on planet surfaces and from asteroids.

Iron, Fe, atomic number 26. Melting point 1811K. Iron is one of the most abundant heavier elements in the galaxy, primarily due to the formation through fusion in massive stars of nickel-56, which decays into an iron isotope. Although it isn't used as much in modern metals it still has many uses in chemical production. It's also an important element in medical molecular engineering applications.

Type
Raw
Subtype
Raw material 4
Grade
Very common

Used in blueprints
38x
Used in synthesis
13x
Used for exp. effects
5x
Used for tech broker
3x
Location
Surface prospecting, Mining, Mining (Ice rings)

Used in synthesis

Used in blueprints

TypeModificationGrade 
ArmourLightweight1
ArmourLightweight2
ArmourLightweight3
Power PlantLow emissions1
Power PlantLow emissions2
Power PlantLow emissions3
SensorsLong range1
SensorsLong range2
SensorsLong range3
Burst LaserFocused1
Burst LaserFocused2
Burst LaserFocused3
Manifest ScannerLong range1
Manifest ScannerLong range2
Manifest ScannerLong range3
Frame Shift Wake ScannerLong range1
Frame Shift Wake ScannerLong range2
Frame Shift Wake ScannerLong range3
Kill Warrant ScannerLong range1
Kill Warrant ScannerLong range2
Kill Warrant ScannerLong range3
Plasma AcceleratorFocused1
Plasma AcceleratorFocused2
Plasma AcceleratorFocused3
Pulse LaserFocused1
Pulse LaserFocused2
Pulse LaserFocused3
Shield BoosterBlast resistant1
Shield BoosterBlast resistant2
Shield BoosterBlast resistant3
Shield BoosterKinetic resistant1
Shield BoosterThermal resistant1
Hull Reinforcement PackageLightweight1
Hull Reinforcement PackageLightweight2
Hull Reinforcement PackageLightweight3
Detailed Surface ScannerLong range1
Detailed Surface ScannerLong range2
Detailed Surface ScannerLong range3

Used in experimental effects

Used for tech broker unlocks

Components in the same location

Surface prospecting

ComponentTypeGrade  
AntimonyRawRare
ArsenicRawCommon
CadmiumRawStandard
CarbonRawVery common
ChromiumRawCommon
GermaniumRawCommon
IronRawVery common
ManganeseRawCommon
MercuryRawStandard
MolybdenumRawStandard
NickelRawVery common
NiobiumRawStandard
PhosphorusRawVery common
PoloniumRawRare
RutheniumRawRare
SeleniumRawRare
SulphurRawVery common
TechnetiumRawRare
TelluriumRawRare
TinRawStandard
TungstenRawStandard
VanadiumRawCommon
YttriumRawRare
ZincRawCommon
ZirconiumRawCommon

Mining

ComponentTypeGrade  
ArsenicRawCommon
BoronRawStandard
CadmiumRawStandard
CarbonRawVery common
IronRawVery common
LeadRawVery common
NickelRawVery common
PhosphorusRawVery common
RheniumRawVery common
SulphurRawVery common
ZirconiumRawCommon

Mining (Ice rings)

ComponentTypeGrade  
CarbonRawVery common
ChromiumRawCommon
IronRawVery common
NickelRawVery common
PhosphorusRawVery common
SulphurRawVery common
VanadiumRawCommon

How to get components

Components may be obtained in locations noted. Higher rarity components can be usually obtained from bigger and/or more dangerous ships and locations (like T9 for transportation ships, Anaconda for combat ships, well defended settlements with Data points and so on).