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Goldsmith in Elite: Dangerous

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This is a rare achievementRefine 25 tonnes of Gold

  • Unlocked by 512 tracked gamers (13% - TA Ratio = 6.12) 3,836  

Achievement Guide for Goldsmith

167,566 (109,910)
Achievement won on 27 Apr 16
TA Score for this game: 818
Posted on 28 April 16 at 11:59, Edited on 28 April 16 at 12:01
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This is an easy achievement if you know what you're looking for.

In order to get this as easily as possible you will need a ship (obviously), fitted with the following-:

1) Prospector Limpet Controller (Optional but recommended)
2) Collector Limpet Controller (Optional but recommended)
3) Refinery
4) Mining Laser

I recommend not using Asteroid belts / Resource Extraction Sites, and, with your ship, fly to any system with a planetary ring that has at least one "Metallic Ring" with "Pristine Reserves"

You can find a list of systems / planets that have this information here:


^Personally I use the System "Delkar", and planet Delkar 7, inner ring, but there are many options as you can see.

Fly towards the ring slowly, and you will be automatically pulled out of supercruise into the asteroid ring.(NOTE, if you move too quickly, you will take damage when you drop out of SC) You can then fly around targetting asteroids and firing your prospector limpets at them until you see one with Gold as one of the minerals.

Then simply activate your Collector Drones, and fire your laser at the asteroid until you start refining Gold.
Once you've refined 25 tonnes, the achievement will pop, and you can fly off to sell your gold for between 9-10,000 credits per tonne.

If you have already previously refined 25 tonnes of Gold (as I had), you will need to refine 1 tonne to pop the achievement.
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