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Black Smokers

Introduction[]

A Black Smoker, also known as a raw material deposit for the Metal Converter, is an Underwater phenomenon which happens on most underwater plateaus. The Black Smoker will "smoke" Black material out into the sea, similar to an oil spill, but it doesn't cause any damage. It will cease activity after a certain period of time after the player has attained Researchers in a city. Normally the countdown is about 10 hours, but it can also be up to 20 hours. Once the black smoker ceases activity, it will leave behind a raw material deposit which can be mined in unlimited amounts with a Metal Converter. When the black smoker ceases its "smoking", one of the following fertilities can appear: Uranium, Copper, Iron Ore, Diamonds, Manganese Nodules, Gold Nuggets. Please note that the Diamond and Manganese Nodule fertilities aren't minable by a Metal Converter.

Manually stopping a Black Smoker[]

Usually, the Black Smoker will cease activity after a certain period of time after researchers are in residence on any island, but the player can stop it manually in two ways.

Method 1: Fine Chemicals[]

Fine Chemicals icon.png Fine Chemicals Warehouse-slot-icon.png
Construction Cost Credits1500 · Tools 15 · Rare-earth elements 10
Effect Stops the activity of a Black Smoker.
Description Complicated, but effective!
Development Time Development Time 45:00
Development Risk Development Risk 15%
Unlock 1 Researcher

The Fine Chemicals is a Laboratory Module  that will instantly end the activity of a Black Smoker on an Underwater Island once activated. After ending the activity af a Black Smoker the Underwater Island will develop a random (Iron, Copper, Gold, Uranium) Raw Material deposit.

Method 2: Academy Technologies[]

It is also possible to manually stop the activity of a Black Smoker by developing these technologies in the Academy  under "Fertilities and Resources" (all of which require 3 Fine Chemicals to develop):

Please note that these items are not longer available in the Deep Ocean expansion.

Type Quality Icon Name Effect Description Costs
Warehouse Item Gold star small.pngGold star small.pngGold star small.png Black Smoker item.pngResource refill.png Aurogenic Chemicals Influence Area: Gold Nuggets
Gold
Nuggets
... and down deep: the Gold! Credits-icon.png 8,500 · Licenses-icon.png 250 · Carbon 20 · Microchips 25 · Fine Chemicals 3

Warehouse Item Gold star small.pngGold star small.pngGold star small.png Black Smoker item.pngResource refill.png Uranogenic Chemicals Influence Area: Uranium Uranium The Deposits are far from being exhausted! Credits-icon.png 8,500 · Licenses-icon.png 250 · Carbon 20 · Microchips 25 · Fine Chemicals 3

Warehouse Item Gold star small.pngGold star small.pngGold star small.png Black Smoker item.pngResource refill.png Cuprogenic Chemicals Influence Area: Copper Copper Demand for Copper continues! Credits-icon.png 8,500 · Licenses-icon.png 250 · Carbon 20 · Microchips 25 · Fine Chemicals 3

Warehouse Item Gold star small.pngGold star small.pngGold star small.png Black Smoker item.pngResource refill.png Ferrogenic Chemicals Influence Area: Iron Ore Iron Ore The seabed is rich in Iron ore! Credits-icon.png 8,500 · Licenses-icon.png 250 · Carbon 20 · Microchips 25 · Fine Chemicals 3

Warehouse Item Gold star small.pngGold star small.pngGold star small.png Black Smoker item.pngResource refill.png Manganogenic Chemicals Influence Area: Manganese Nodules Manganese There are many Deposits worth mining under the sea... Credits-icon.png 8,500 · Licenses-icon.png 250 · Carbon 20 · Microchips 25 · Fine Chemicals 3

Warehouse Item Gold star small.pngGold star small.pngGold star small.png Black Smoker item.pngResource refill.png Carbonogenic Chemicals Influence Area: Diamond Diamonds Treasures from the bowels of the Earth. Credits-icon.png 8,500 · Licenses-icon.png 250 · Carbon 20 · Microchips 25 · Fine Chemicals 3


Black Smokers in the Deep Ocean Expansion[]

In the Deep Ocean expansion, black smokers no longer stop smoking, and there are no academy items to turn a Black Smoker into a particular resource. Instead, you construct Metal Converters of any type near a Black Smoker to mine metals.

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