Compared to many resources in Starfield, like iron and copper, tantalum is a rare material that you’ll have to search high and low to obtain. If you want to kit out your guns and space equipment with top-notch mods, having some tantalum will help ensure you have everything you need to upgrade in one go. Let’s dive into how to get tantalum (Ta) in Starfield.
How to Find Tantalum (Ta) in Starfield
Tantalum is an inorganic material available by harvesting resource nodes on planets or buying from shops in Starfield. General stores like Jemison Mercantile in New Atlantis and mining shops like Midtown Minerals in Akila City provide a quick and easy way to obtain some. If you prefer getting tantalum for free, you can visit planets like Nesoi in the Olympus system and harvest it manually.
Where to Buy Tantalum
Purchasing tantalum from general stores and mining shops is the quickest way to get your hands on this material. Once you visit a store, navigate to its resource section and scroll through until you see tantalum. If you don’t see any, wait on a bench for 24 in-game hours to refresh the shop’s supply.
Below are some examples of stores you can check out to find tantalum:
- Jemison Mercantile in New Atlantis, Jemison, Alpha Centauri.
- Midtown Minerals in Akila City, Akila, Cheyenne.
- Shepherd’s General Store in Akila City, Akila, Cheyenne.
- Mining League in Neon, Volii Alpha, Volii.
Tantalum typically sells for 16-20 credits per unit, with a dozen available daily. If you want to experiment with prices or buy numerous tantalum ores, wait 24 hours or hop shops before rechecking the resource list.
Planets With Tantalum
An alternative to buying tantalum is finding some on planets and moons. Below are some examples of locations where you can farm it:
- Nesoi – Olympus System
- Indum I – Indum System
- Indum IV-d – Indum System
- Tau Ceti VIII-b – Tau Ceti System
- Luyten’s Rock – Luyten’s Star System
Fortunately, tantalum spawns on other planets across the galaxy, giving you plenty of opportunities to farm this resource.
Once you arrive at one of these planets, use your scanner to look for tantalum rocks. The scanner will highlight it blue at first, and out of the scanner, you’ll see a grey stone set on top of boulders.
Alternatively, you can set up an outpost and use mining extractors to collect tantalum if a planet’s surface is covered with it.
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