Minerals

Isogen

Isogen Light-bluish crystal, formed by intense pressure deep within large asteroids and moons. Used...

Megacyte

Megacyte An extremely rare mineral found in comets and very occasionally in asteroids that have traveled...

Mexallon

Mexallon Very flexible metallic mineral, dull to bright silvery green in color. Can be mixed with tritanium...

Morphite

Morphite Morphite is a highly unorthodox mineral that can only be found in the hard-to-get Mercoxit...

Nocxium

Nocxium A highly volatile mineral only formed during supernovas, thus severely limiting the extent...

Pyerite

Pyerite A soft crystal-like mineral with a very distinguishing orange glow as if on fire. Used as conduit...

Tritanium

Tritanium The main building block in space structures. A very hard, yet bendable metal. Cannot be used...

Zydrine

Zydrine Only found in huge geodes; rocks on the outside with crystal-like quartz on the inside. The...

Minerals are used in the construction of virtually everything in New Eden. Their most common sources are from raw asteroids, reprocessed items, and from alloys and compounds dropped by rogue drones.

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Mineral Types

There are 8 varieties of minerals in EVE.

Mineral Slang
Tritanium Trit
Pyerite Pye
Mexallon Mex
Isogen Iso
Nocxium Nocx
Zydrine Zyd
Megacyte Mega
Morphite Morph

All Tech 1 ships and equipment are comprised of the first seven minerals. Tech 2 ships and equipment also require Morphite, an extremely rare and valuable eighth mineral type, along with a number of special components. It requires Deep Core Mining techniques to extract the ore (Mercoxit) that is refined into Morphite.

Mineral Value

These are the base mineral values that were used prior to the Tyrannis expansion to calculate a ship's insurance payout. For actual mineral prices, consult your local market. Prices are generally determined by their scarcity and the quantities needed to construct popular ships and equipment. Usually Tritanium is the cheapest and most abundant, and Morphite the most expensive and rare.

Mineral Isk Value
Tritanium 2
Pyerite 8
Mexallon 32
Isogen 128
Nocxium 512
Zydrine 2048
Megacyte 8192
Morphite 32768


Ores vs Minerals

This table shows how many minerals one batch size of each ore type will yield.

Table assumes perfect refining. Bold numbers represent the highest amount of that mineral per m³ of ore.
Ore Trit Pye Mex Iso Nocx Zyd Mega Morph
Veldspar 415
Scordite 346 173
Pyroxeres 351 21 50 5
Plagioclase 107 212 107
Omber 85 34 85
Kernite 134 267 134
Jaspet 350 75 8
Hemorphite 2200 100 120 15
Hedbergite 1000 200 100 19
Gneiss 2200 2400 300 171
Dark Ochre 10000 1600 120
Crokite 21000 760 135
Spodumain 56000 12050 2100 450
Bistot 12000 450 100
Arkonor 22000 2500 320
Mercoxit 300

Locations of ore and ice

This is a list of which of the various types of ore and ice asteroids can be found in normal space in asteroid belts. This list does not take into account sites found through the exploration system.

Sorted by System Security

Amarr Quarter

This includes Amarr, Ammatar, Khanid, Blood Raider, and Sansha space.

1.0 or lower:  Veldspar, Scordite, Clear Icicle
0.9 or lower:  Pyroxeres
0.7 or lower:  Kernite
0.4 or lower:  Jaspet
0.3 or lower:  Glare Crust
0.2 or lower:  Hemorphite
0.1 or lower:  Dark Glitter
0.0 or lower:  Enriched Clear Icicle
0.0 or lower:  Gelidus
0.0 or lower:  Gneiss
0.0 or lower:  Spodumain
0.0 or lower:  Krystallos
0.0 or lower:  Bistot
0.0 or lower:  Crokite, Arkonor
0.0 or lower:  Mercoxit

Caldari Quarter

This includes Caldari and Gurista space.

1.0 or lower:  Veldspar, Scordite, White Glaze
0.9 or lower:  Pyroxeres
0.7 or lower:  Plagioclase
0.4 or lower:  Kernite
0.3 or lower:  Glare Crust
0.2 or lower:  Hedbergite
0.1 or lower:  Dark Glitter
0.0 or lower:  Pristine White Glaze
0.0 or lower:  Gelidus
0.0 or lower:  Dark Ochre
0.0 or lower:  Krystallos, Crokite, Spodumain
0.0 or lower:  Mercoxit
0.0 or lower:  Bistot

Gallente Quarter

This includes Gallente and Serpentis space.

1.0 or lower:  Veldspar, Scordite, Blue Ice
0.9 or lower:  Plagioclase
0.7 or lower:  Omber
0.4 or lower:  Jaspet
0.3 or lower:  Glare Crust
0.2 or lower:  Hemorphite
0.0 or lower:  Thick Blue Ice
0.0 or lower:  Gelidus
0.0 or lower:  Dark Ochre
0.0 or lower:  Crokite, Bistot
0.0 or lower:  Krystallos
0.0 or lower:  Mercoxit
0.0 or lower:  Arkonor

Minmatar Quarter

This includes Minmatar and Angel space.

1.0 or lower:  Veldspar, Scordite, Glacial Mass
0.9 or lower:  Plagioclase
0.7 or lower:  Omber
0.4 or lower:  Kernite
0.3 or lower:  Glare crust
0.2 or lower:  Hedbergite
0.1 or lower:  Dark Glitter
0.0 or lower:  Smooth Glacial Mass
0.0 or lower:  Gelidus
0.0 or lower:  Spodumain
0.0 or lower:  Bistot, Gneiss
0.0 or lower:  Krystallos
0.0 or lower:  Arkonor
0.0 or lower:  Mercoxit

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