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Dark Ochre Asteroid

Dark Ochre was for years ignored as a worthwhile ore to mine until improved refining techniques managed to extract the huge amount of Nocxium inside it, the highest ratio of Nocxium found in any ore in the world. It also contains some Tritanium and Zydrine. 400 ore units of Dark Ochre are needed to refine it. It has a volume of 8.0 m3.

There are two variants:

Onyx Ochre[]

Shiny black nuggets of Onyx Ochre look very nice and are occasionally used in ornaments. But the great amount of nocxium is what miners are really after. Like in all else, good looks are only an added bonus.

Obsidian Ochre[]

Obsidian Ochre, the most valuable member of the Dark Ochre family, was only first discovered a decade ago. The sleek black surface of this mineral managed to reflect scanning waves, making Obsidian Ochre asteroids almost invisible. Advances in scanning technology revealed these beauties at last.


Dark Ochre Crystal

Using Dark Ochre mining crystals requires the following skills:
Icon06 01.png Dark Ochre Processing III
Spacer.png Icon06 01.png Refinery Efficiency IV
Spacer.png Spacer.png Icon06 01.png Refining V
Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Icon06 01.png Industry I
Spacer.png Icon06 01.png Metallurgy III
Spacer.png Spacer.png Icon06 01.png Science IV
Icon06 01.png Mining I

Using Tech II Dark Ochre mining crystals requires the following additional skills:
Icon06 01.png Dark Ochre Processing IV


The below amounts are on a per-unit basis.

Dark Ochre
Icon06 14.png Tritanium 250
Icon11 09.png Nocxium 500
Icon11 11.png Zydrine 250
Onyx Ochre
Icon06 14.png Tritanium 263
Icon11 09.png Nocxium 525
Icon11 11.png Zydrine 263
Obsidian Ochre
Icon06 14.png Tritanium 275
Icon11 09.png Nocxium 550
Icon11 11.png Zydrine 275


Processed Minerals and Unprocessed Ores


ArkonorBistotCrokiteDark OchreGneissHedbergiteHemorphiteJaspet