How to Get Neodymium in Starfield

Another metal for the collection

Starfield has numerous resources you will use to complete resource projects, progress through quests, and create equipment mods. Knowing where various materials are will help you navigate the cosmos easily and jump from planet to planet to gather components for your next task. Although you won’t encounter neodymium frequently in your research projects, it is still worth having some on hand. To learn more, continue reading to discover how to get neodymium in Starfield.

Starfield: How to Get Neodymium (Nd)

You can get neodymium by harvesting its ore nodes on planets and purchasing the resource in general stores. Buying neodymium from shops like Jemison Mercantile in New Atlantis and Shepherd’s in Akila City is a quick way to get the material, while visiting planets like Antharum in Cheyenne lets you get it for free.

Where to Buy Neodymium

Most general stores and ore shops in Starfield sell dozens of materials at various price points and quantities. In their resource section, scroll down until you see neodymium. If you don’t see any right away, wait on a chair or bench for 24 in-game hours to refresh the shop’s supply.

Below are some examples of shops to visit:

  • Jemison Mercantile in Spaceport, Jemison, Alpha Centauri.
  • Mining League in Neon, Volii Alpha, Volii.
  • Shepherd’s General Store in Akila City, Akila, Cheyenne.
  • Midtown Minerals in Akila City, Akila, Cheyenne.

Neodymium typically sells for 15-18 credits per unit, with a dozen available per shop rotation. These values fluctuate daily, so check multiple shops for the best deals.

Planets With Neodymium

You can also find this resource on various planets if you prefer to save your credits for other purchases. Below are some examples:

  • Mercury – Sol System
  • Kindi – Valo System
  • Miatha – Valo System
  • Antharum – Cheyenne System
  • Porrima III-b – Porrima System

While these aren’t the only planets with neodymium as an available material, they’re good early-game starting points you can use to gather the resource for future use.

Once you land on one of these planets, use your scanner to search for neodymium rocks. They appear as brown rocks, but since many resources look similar, the scanner will confirm whether the ore is neodymium.

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About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.