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Scratching the Surface in Elite: Dangerous

Scratching the Surface13 (5)

This is a rare achievementRefine 1 tonne of Mineral or Metal

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Achievement Guide for Scratching the Surface

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Sedgendary
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Sedgendary
Achievement won on 20 Jun 15
TA Score for this game: 98
Posted on 20 June 15 at 13:09
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To get this achievement you will need to outfit your ship with a few things:

- Mining Laser
- Refinery
- Cargo Hold
- Cargo Scoop

I bought the mining laser and refinery at the Archambault Plant in the Verbingeni system but they should be purchasable at any station with an Outfitters.

The Mining Laser takes up a Hardpoint on your ship and the rest are internal systems which you may need to replace existing systems to install.

Once you have outfitted you need to travel to a system with an asteroid belt or ringed planet. Fly to the Asteroid belt and get close to an asteroid and use the mining laser to start stripping materials from the asteroid. The materials appear as white targets which you will then then need to use your Cargo scoop cn_B+cn_up to collect.

You will then need to select the Cargo tab from the computer on the right of the cockpit and select the material you want to refine and vent the rest. You will need to repeat this until you have 100% of that material at which point it refines into 1 Tonne of that element which goes into your cargo hold
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