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Mass Effect ‘UNC: Valuable Minerals’ Heavy Metals Locations

Mass Effect’s UNC: Valuable Mineral assignment is just one of the several uncharted missions players can pick up while surveying planets.
Mass Effect’s UNC: Valuable Mineral assignment is just one of the several uncharted missions players can pick up while surveying planets. / BioWare, EA

Mass Effect’s UNC: Valuable Mineral assignment is just one of the several uncharted missions players can pick up while surveying planets.

Players are tasked with discovering deposits of four distinct categories through surveying planets from above or landing on its surface to find the individual clusters. Valuable Minerals is arguably the longest of the UNC assignments players can pick up, as it requires a total of 66 deposits to be surveyed—20 from heavy metal, light metal, and rare earth with six from gases.

Mass Effect ‘UNC: Valuable Minerals’ Heavy Metals Locations

As stated above, players need to survey 20 deposits of heavy metal in order to complete this part of the mission. Deposits can either by discovered on a planet’s surface—of which there can lie more than one—or by surveying the individual planets as wholes.

We’ve broken down the locations according to how they can be found.

Land (19)

  • Argos Rho: Phoenix—Tuntau
  • Argos Rho: Hydra—Metgos
  • Armstrong Nebula: Hong—Casbin
  • Armstrong Nebula: Tereshkova—Antibaar
  • Artemis Tau: Sparta—Edolus
  • Attican Beta: Hercules—Eletania
  • Gemini Sigma: Han—Mavigon
  • Hawking Eta: Century—Presrop
  • Hades Gamma: Dis—Klensal
  • Hades Gamma: Cacus—Chohe
  • Horse Head Nebula: Fortuna—Amaranthine
  • Horse Head Nebula: Strenuus—Xawin
  • Kepler Verge: Newton—Ontarom
  • Maroon Sea: Matano—Chasca
  • Maroon Sea: Vostok—Nodacrux
  • Styx Theta: Erebus—Nepmos
  • Styx Theta: Acheron—Altahe
  • Voyager Cluster: Yangtze—Binthu
  • Voyager Cluster: Columbia—Nepheron

Survey (12)

  • Armstrong Nebula: Tereshkova—Thegeuse
  • Armstrong Nebula: Tereshkova—Patamalrus
  • Attican Beta: Hercules—Zatorus
  • Artemis Tau: Knossos—Asteroid
  • Hades Gamma: Cacus—Zayarter
  • Hawking Eta: Century—Asteroid
  • Kepler Verge: Herschel—Asteroid
  • Maroon Sea: Matano—Asteroid
  • Maroon Sea: Vostok—Asteroid
  • Maroon Sea: Caspian—Clotanca
  • Maroon Sea: Caspian—Farnuri
  • Styx Theta: Erebus—Quaji

There are 31 total deposits to be found in Mass Effect, meaning players should have ample opportunity to find heavy metals in their travels.

Good luck, Commander.