How to get Aronium in No Man's Sky

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In No Man's Sky, you will need Aronium for a refiner to get Silver, as well as to make Iridesite, so you should definitely know how to get Aronium in No Man's Sky.

This material is actually straightforward to get since you just need a blueprint and some secondary resources, but it will require some time to gather everything. Keep reading to learn all the details!

By the way, if you are looking for more NMS content, then be sure to check out our guide on how to get Dioxite in No Man's Sky. You can also take a look at our article on how to get Pugneum in No Man's Sky.

How to make Aronium in No Man's Sky

No Man’s Sky: Aronium
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First, you will need to get the Aronium blueprint, and there are two ways to do this, namely:

  • Purchase from Synthesis Laboratory for 250 Nanite Clusters.
  • Find in Operations Centers or Manufacturing Facilities.

After successfully obtaining the blueprint, you can start crafting. The recipe is simple:

  • Paraffinium (50)
  • Cobalt (50)

Using the blueprint and these materials, you will get one Aronium. As you can see, you'll need a lot of these resources to craft just one piece, so let's talk about where to get the materials for crafting.

How to get Paraffinium

Getting Paraffinium is straightforward; there are three ways you can do it, namely:

  • Farm: scan planets in outer space to find deposits and dig them up.
  • Buy: Visit Trade Terminals at Outposts or Space Stations to see what's available; often, they'll have the resources you need.
  • Craft: As with most other resources, you can craft Paraffinium; there are many recipes for crafting, each of which we will describe below.

Here are the recipes for Paraffinium craft:

Recipe 1 Silver Oxygen
Recipe 2SaltStar Bulb
Recipe 3Ferrite DustPyrite
Recipe 4Pure FerritePyrite
Recipe 5Pure FerriteSulphurine
Recipe 6Ferrite DustSulphurine
Recipe 7Magnetised FerriteSulphurine

How to get Cobalt

Cobalt can be obtained by following the same steps as for Paraffinium; only the last point is different. Cobalt cannot be crafted, but only obtained by using a refiner and placing Ionized Cobalt in it. You will get two Cobalt from one Ionized Cobalt.

How to refine Aronium

To refine Aronium, you will need a lot more different resources. For all the recipes below, you will need Paraffinium, as you cannot make Aronium without it. So when you're ready, use your Refiner and use the following recipes:

Recipe 1 Paraffinium (30) Cobalt (60) Tritium (20)
Recipe 2Paraffinium (30)Ionised Cobalt (30)Tritium (20)
Recipe 3Paraffinium (30)Cobalt (60)Gold (10)
Recipe 4Paraffinium (30)Ionised Cobalt (30)Gold (10)
Recipe 5Paraffinium (30)Cobalt (60)Platinum (5)
Recipe 6Paraffinium (30)Ionised Cobalt (30)Platinum (5)
Recipe 7Paraffinium (30)Cobalt (30)Silver (20)
Recipe 8Paraffinium (30)Ionised Cobalt (30)Silver (20)

There are eight different recipes you can use, which is good news since you are more likely to have all the ingredients, and you don’t need to go anywhere to grind. The main thing you need to focus on is getting Paraffinium because, as we mentioned above, it is used in every craft.

How to use Aronium


In our opinion, the best way to use Aronium is to craft Iridesite, which can be sold for 150,000 units. To accomplish this, you will need to get the blueprint and use the following resources:

  • Magno-Gold
  • Granite
  • Aronium

In addition, you can also place Aronium in the refiner to get 250 Silver. Use this resource to get Silver in extreme cases because, as you might have realized, crafting Aronium itself is quite expensive. And if you want to read more guides, please check our article on how to get Storm Crystals in No Man's Sky. Good luck!

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