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Used in building, recharging the Mining Beam and as fuel for some machines.
Type Unrefined Organic Element
Total Value 12.0 Units.png
Symbol C
Release Visions

Carbon is a resource.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Carbon (C) is a resource and it is an important element in No Man's Sky, which is harvested mainly through planetary flora.

Game description[edit | edit source]

The building block of all organic life. Of critical importance to space travellers, as Carbon is used to recharge mining equipment.

The Mining Laser will harvest Carbon from trees, plants, and all other forms of vegetable.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Carbon mining in action
  • Mined from most plants.
  • As a secondary element in some minerals.

Exploit[edit | edit source]

Once the player has Portable Refiner and Medium Refiner/Large Refiner, they can produce Carbon and Condensed Carbon for free.

  1. Refine 100 Carbon in Medium Refiner/Large Refiner to produce 50 Condensed Carbon.
  2. Place down the Portable Refiner and recharge its Fuel Inverter with the 50 Condensed Carbon.
  3. Pick up the Portable Refiner to receive 150 Carbon.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3, to produce 50 Carbon per cycle.

Refining[edit | edit source]

Carbon can be refined using a Refiner with the following (combinations of) resources:

Carbon is used as an ingredient for refining the following products:

Crafting (NEXT)[edit source]

Carbon is used as a blueprint ingredient when crafting the following products:

Crafting (previous releases)[edit source]

Note: the following items/recipes using Carbon are obsolete:

Atlas Rises[edit source]

Pathfinder[edit source]

Foundation[edit source]

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