Outcrops are a source of "Element" type Materials. They can be found on landfall worlds and detected with an SRV's Wave Scanner. When they are destroyed by weapons fire from a ship or SRV they explode into chunks of materials, which can be collected using a ship or SRV's Cargo Scoop.
Outcrops come in two varities:
- (Common) Outcrop
The common outcrop is shown on the wavescanner as two lines, far appart. The auditory clue is a 'clicking' noise.
- Metalic Outcrop
The Metalic Outcrop is shown on the wavescanner as two lines, near the bottom of the scanner and just a bit apart. The auditory clue is a 'metalic scraping' noise.