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Starfield Resource Vendors: Where to Buy Iron, Aluminum, Nickel, and Other Resources

You can buy Resources like Iron, Aluminum, Nickel, and other resources from Starfield resource vendors. However, not every vendor sells resources, and only a handful of them at the start of the game sell enough to make your visit to them worth it.

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If you are looking for a specific resource to craft an item for your settlement, we have the best Starfield resource vendors you need to visit ASAP, as they sell more than enough resources to get you going.

Where to Buy Resources in Starfield

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While you can mine resources out of planets and moons, I find that process to be a little slow and tedious. Unless you’ve created a well-established base and are utilizing the unlimited XP farm glitch, finding the planets and moons that have the resources you need and then physically mining the resources is a process that can be eliminated entirely thanks to resource vendors.

New Atlantis, Cydonia, Akila City, and Neon are the best places to buy Resources from vendors in Starfield when you first start playing. There are five Resource vendors at these locations that will literally sell more Resources than you can carry. I found it is best to bring a companion with you so they can help you carry everything you buy back to your ship and your settlement.

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The below table has an alphabetical list of Resources you can expect to find. Utilize the Control+F search function of your web browser to find the specific Resources you are looking to buy from Starfield resource vendors.

Jemison Mercantile
New Atlantis
UC Exchange
Jane’s Goods
Midtown Minerals
Akila City
Mining League
Adaptive FrameAdaptive FrameAlkanesAluminumAluminum
Amino AcidsAmino AcidsBenzeneCopperCopper
AromaticAustenitic ManifoldChlorosilanesIronIron
ChlorosilanesComm RelayFluorinePalladiumPalladium
CobaltControl RodHelium-3PlatinumPlatinum
CosmeticDrilling RigIronSilverSilver
Helium-3Isocentered MagnetNeonVanadiumYtterbium
HypercatalystIsotopic CoolantNickelYtterbium 
Ionic LiquidsMag Pressure TankPalladium  
IridiumMetabolic AgentPlatinum  
LithiumNuclear Fuel RodTetrafluorides  
Metabolic AgentMaterialVanadium  
NeonParamagnon ConductorWater  
Ornamental MaterialPolytextile   
PigmentPositron Battery   
PlatinumPower Circuit   
PolymerReactive Gauge   
SedativeSemimetal Wafer   
SpiceStructural Material   
Structural MaterialSupercooled Magnet   
TantalumTau Grade Rheostat   
UraniumZero Wire   
VanadiumZero-G Gimbal   

Jemison Mercantile is found on New Atlantis in the main area after exiting your ship. It is directly north of the water fountain. After entering Cydonia on Mars, you’ll find the UC Exchange on the left side before jumping down into the mines.

Jane’s Goods is also located in Cydonia, but you need to enter the Residential area found on the left to get to it. Once here, continue toward the community center and you’ll see Jane’s Goods on the way.

Midtown Minerals is found in Akila City. It’s the third building on the left right next to The Rock. You’ll find Mining League in Neon left of the elevator. It is seated left of the Freestar Rangers HQ. If you need more help finding things, check out our guide on where to find your Dream Home.

Best Planets to Farm Resources

If you’re the type of player who prefers farming for resources on planets, then you have many options. Most planets have abundant resources to farm, perfect for creating outposts. Below you can find the best planets to farm resources in Starfield.

  • Volii Epsilon (Volii) – Lead, Copper, Iconic Liquids, Chlorosilanes, Fluorine.
  • Kreet (Narion) – Lead, Iron, Argon, Helium-3, Aikanes, Silver, Neon.
  • Danram (Narion) – Helium-3, Aluminum
  • Procyon III (Procyon Binary) – Copper, Argon, Fluorine, Neon, Iconic Liquids, Tetrafluorides.
  • Nesoi (Olympus) – Iron, Aluminum, Argon, Tentalum, Carboxylic Acids, Benzene.

These options are just the start, as there are tons of planets to discover on your journey. Remember always to use your scanner to mark resources; you may find a farming spot not on this list that works for you!

Author’s Note: I wrote this guide while playing Starfield on Xbox Series S.

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