Mass Effect Andromeda

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Only one drone launch is needed to collect all resources from a newly-discovered mining zone and make it completely depleted.

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How many mining zones do you think are available for exploration in Mass Effect Andromeda, including enhanced and rare?

I will surprise you - something like 75. 
And if you'll spend about 10 minutes on average to complete each of them, it will take you nearly 12.5 hours(!) in total.
Too high a price, isn't it? 

Is that process fun enough to take up so much of your time?
I don't think so, especially if you decided to replay the game once again.


The mod massively speeds up the mining process allowing to collect of all minerals by launching only one mining drone instead of 3 or 4 (or sometimes even more) drones in vanilla:

  • all nodes of minerals occurrence are detected immediately after crossing the border of the mining area which will be displayed on the mining widget screen
  • mining zones located close to each other will be depleted simultaneously (check out Images tab)
  • 100% mining completion - no more climbing all these damn steep mountains searching for the last node of resources!



1. Deploying the drone anywhere in the mining area will ALWAYS complete the mining process! 

2. The strength of each discovered mineral is a bit changing depending on Nomad location - the closer Nomad is to particular minerals nodes, the higher amount of these minerals will be detected.

So if you need to extract the extra amount of certain minerals for some reason,
 you'll have to find the area where the strength of these resources will get to the highest values on the mining widget screen.

But if not -  just launch the drone to complete the mining process and keep on moving to the primary goal of your mission without unnecessary stops.


To install use Frosty Mod Manager
  • detailed installation guide for Frosty mods:


Check out my other mods for MEA

Assault Rifles and Pistols Scopes Redone

The Squad Goes Quiet

HUD Overhaul

Quick Loot


Thanks to Frosty Development Team
Thanks to BioWare

Take care and enjoy!