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Compressed Atmospheric Gas

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The subject of this article is from the Crossplay update.
The information from this article is is up-to-date as of 16 July, 2020.

Compressed Atmospheric Gas is a type of resource.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Compressed Atmospheric Gas (or CAG) is a type of resource in No Man's Sky, grouped under the earth elements division.

Resources in this type are commonly used for crafting and charging technologies.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Gases can be harvested manually in trace amounts as secondary resources from certain types of flora in any biome, which must be scanned to reveal their secondary resources.

Gases can be harvested anywhere in specific biomes using Atmosphere Harvesters.

Gases can be mined industrially from Hotspots using Gas Extractors.

Members[edit | edit source]

Minerals Available Nearby[edit | edit source]

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The following types of minerals have been directly observed near hotspots:

Yellow Copper Lush Paraffinium Nitrogen Cobalt
Y (Harsh Planet) Activated Copper Barren Pyrite Sulphurine Gold
Red Cadmium Frozen Dioxite Radon Silver
R (Harsh Planet) Activated Cadmium Toxic Ammonia Nitrogen Salt
Green Emeril Scorched Phosphorus Sulphurine Sodium
G (Harsh Planet) Activated Emeril Irradiated Uranium Radon Pure Ferrite
Blue Indium Dead Rusted Metal Magnetised Ferrite
B (Harsh Planet) Activated Indium


  • Exotic / Weird Biomes don't have any from the planet biome column, so they pick two from the random column.
  • The three mineral hot-spot resources on the planet are the same as the three resources you can find & mine (or see in your visor / scanner, on the right side of the screen, if you are not pointing at anything in particular).
  • From any given spot, within 1050u there will be at least 16 hotspots; which will always include at least one of each: Power / Oxygen ./ Compressed Gas / System Specific Mineral / Biome Specific Mineral / Randomly Generated Mineral.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Graphics & information provided with permission of Craig Mark of NMSResources

Release history[edit | edit source]