Resources are a commodity giving a bonus to colonies placed to exploit them.

List of resources

Icon Name Effect
Gold.png Gold Gold gives a +2 Icon credits.png boost to the colony.
Zafire.png Gem Gem gives a +2 Icon credits.png boost to the colony.
Ruby.png Artifacts Artifacts grant a +2 Icon research.png boost to the colony.
Thulium.png Dark Quartz Dark Quartz gives a +2 Icon production.png boost to the colony.
Urridium.png Seagrass Seagrass gives a +2 Icon food.png boost to the colony.
Deuterium.png Red Fungus Red Fungus gives a +2 Icon food.png boost to the colony.
Moon.png Moon A moon allows orbital shipyard and moon laboratory.

Removed resources

The original plans for resources were far more ambitious, and included strategic resources allowing to lower the cost of building ships as well as tradable resources that could be used for diplomacy. The removed resources were never fully implemented, however.

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