Core Mining is a technology on the Applied Sciences technology tree. With a research cost of 130 Science, it unlocks one Planetary Exploitation and reveals one Strategic Resource.

"This technology permits the extraction of ores from places within planetary cores where gravitational forces would normally destroy both beings and equipment."



"A nickname for hyper-dense deuterium, this is an exceedingly heavy hydrogen isotope that is used to power n-way fusion plants."

Geo-Industrial PlantsEdit


Production Cost: 52Industry

  • +2Industry per Population on Lava
  • +2Industry per Population on Planet
  • +1Industry per Population on Tundra

"These vast complexes serve a number of critical industrial functions: Production of geothermal energy; mining of planetary cores for specialized materials; advanced materials and geological research; advanced study of plate tectonics."