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The refined building blocks of all ships and equipment. Minerals can be found by either Mining Asteroids, or Scrap Metal Refining. There are eight basic minerals:

Icon06 14.png Tritanium
Icon06 15.png Pyerite
Icon06 12.png Mexallon
Icon06 16.png Isogen
Icon11 09.png Nocxium
Icon11 11.png Zydrine
Icon11 10.png Megacyte
Icon35 02.png Morphite

All Tech I ships and equipment are comprised of these seven minerals. Their market prices are generally determined by their scarcity and the quantities needed to construct popular ships and equipment, but in general, Tritanium is the cheapest and most abundant, and Megacyte the most expensive and rare.

Morphite: Tech II ships and equipment also require Morphite, an extremely rare and valuable eighth mineral type, along with a number of special components.