The Mineral Extractor is a module which extracts resources from terrain collected via the Canister. Currently, it can only filter normal Soil, but the developers stated that they are working on different types of Sediments.
There are two specific functions of the Mineral Extractor:
- Soil Storage: A total of 8 tanks of Soil can be stored within the extractor's tank.
- Clone: Some common terrain can be refined into a resource of choice; it will, however, require a sample resource for cloning, which will not be consumed.
- Only a maximum of 8 resources can be cloned per operation; if less sediment is used, then it will only use a percentage of the total capacity.
- Filter: Certain terrain however, which usually congregates around rare resources, can be refined further to gain even more of said rare resource
Below is a table summarising the results when a full sediment tank is processed:
Note that Astronium and Hematite cannot be cloned.
Experimental version of the Mineral Extractor, previously referred as sediment processor
The pre-basebuilding update version of the mineral extractor
Mineral Extractor, without the cloning sample