Resource Rich Planets Table

I took the information from the Mass Effect wiki about the best planets for Iridium, Platinum, Palladium, and Element Zero; and compiled it into a nice table you can edit as you play the game.

Instructions

  • Copy and paste the table into a plain text editor for easier viewing and to fill out the Depleted? column. Best viewed using the Consolas font.
  • Use the Cluster, System, and Planet columns to get the planet’s location.
  • The little letters next to the cluster name indicate whether there are any requirements to get to that planet or not. Only one of the requirements must be met to unlock that part of the galaxy. The key for the letters is at the bottom of the table.
  • The four X’s and O’s represent Element Zero, Iridium, Platinum, Palladium in that order.
  • The Resources column lists which resources are rich on that planet. Rich is defined as having at least 9,000 for Iridium, Platinum, and Palladium; and at least 1,000 for Element Zero.
  • The Depleted? column is initially all O’s. As you use up resources on a planet, fill this column in with X’s for the resources you exhausted. This is so later on you don’t go back to a planet you’ve already been to thinking it still has resources.
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| Cluster                | System         | Planet         | Resources | Depleted? |
| Caleston Rift cf       | Aysur          | Agnin          |  O X X O  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift cf       | Aysur          | Shasu          |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift cf       | Aysur          | Shir           |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift cf       | Aysur          | Tamgauta       |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift cf       | Balor          | Bres           |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift cf       | Balor          | Caleston       |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift cf       | Balor          | Elatha         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift c        | Solveig        | Surtur         |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift c        | Talava         | Maitrum        |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift c        | Talava         | Taitus         |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift f        | Yakawa         | Karumto        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift f        | Yakawa         | Maskawa        |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Caleston Rift f        | Yakawa         | Sakata         |  O X O X  |  O O O O  |
| Crescent Nebula h      | Lusarn         | Euntanta       |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Crescent Nebula h      | Lusarn         | Tarith         |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Crescent Nebula h      | Ondeste        | Acaeria        |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Crescent Nebula h      | Ondeste        | Zesmeni        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Crescent Nebula h      | Tasale         | Beregale       |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Crescent Nebula h      | Tasale         | Ponolus        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Crescent Nebula h      | Zelene         | Epho           |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Crescent Nebula h      | Zelene         | Helyme         |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Crescent Nebula h      | Zelene         | Nepyma         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Amun           | Anhur          |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Amun           | Neith          |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Amun           | Sekhmet        |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Imir           | Gregas         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Malgus         | Flett          |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Malgus         | Wrill          |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Relic          | Beach Thunder  |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Relic          | Fitful Current |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Relic          | Murky Water    |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Relic          | Preying Mouth  |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Eagle Nebula           | Relic          | Rough Tide     |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Far Rim                | Dholen         | Gotha          |  X O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Hekate         | Bothros        |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Hekate         | Ker            |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Hoplos         | Kopis (Moon)   |  O X X O  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Hoplos         | Makhaira       |  O X X O  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Hoplos         | Talaria        |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Hoplos         | Trident        |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Pamyat         | Dobrovolski    |  X X X O  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Pamyat         | Komarov        |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Pamyat         | Patsayev       |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Pamyat         | Volkov         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Hades Nexus b          | Sheol          | Gei Hinnom     |  X O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Hawking Eta c          | Century        | Canctra        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Hawking Eta c          | Century        | Klendagon      |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Hawking Eta c          | Century        | Tamahera       |  O O X X  |  O O O O  |
| Hawking Eta c          | Schwarzschild  | Atahil         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Hawking Eta c          | Schwarzschild  | Etamis         |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Hawking Eta f          | Verr           | Corang         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Faryar         | Alingon        |  O X O X  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Faryar         | Antictra       |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Faryar         | Daratar        |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Faryar         | Quarem         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Faryar         | Tunfigel       |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Faryar         | Wenrum         |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Osun           | Erinle         |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Ploitari       | Aigela         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Ploitari       | Synalus        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Hourglass Nebula       | Ploitari       | Thegan         |  X O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Ismar Frontier zf      | Aquila         | Vecchio        |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Ismar Frontier f       | Elysta         | Odasst         |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Ismar Frontier f       | Elysta         | Saleas         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Ismar Frontier f       | Elysta         | Zeona          |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Ismar Frontier zf      | Faia           | Imaen          |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Ismar Frontier zf      | Faia           | Viantel        |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Krogan DMZ mg          | Aralakh        | Durak          |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Krogan DMZ mg          | Aralakh        | Kruban         |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Krogan DMZ mg          | Dranek         | Rothla         |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Krogan DMZ mg          | Dranek         | Sazgoth        |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Krogan DMZ mg          | Nith           | Mantun         |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Local Cluster          | Sol            | Mercury        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Local Cluster          | Sol            | Pluto          |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Local Cluster          | Sol            | Saturn         |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Local Cluster          | Sol            | Venus          |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Minos Wasteland b      | Caestus        | Invictus       |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Minos Wasteland b      | Fortis         | Aequitas       |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Minos Wasteland b      | Fortis         | Pietas         |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Nubian Expanse j       | Dakka          | Bannik         |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Nubian Expanse j       | Dakka          | Zirnitra       |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Nubian Expanse j       | Kalabsha       | Yamm           |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Amada          | Alchera        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Amada          | Eingana        |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Arinlarkan     | Utha           |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Batalla        | Nearog         |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Batalla        | Thunawanuro    |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Fathar         | Dorgal         |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Fathar         | Lorek          |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Kairavamori    | Sehtor         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Kairavamori    | Uwan Oche      |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Kairavamori    | Vatar          |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Omega Nebula           | Sahrabarik     | Bindur         |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Pylos Nebula b         | Dirada         | Canalus        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Pylos Nebula b         | Dirada         | Siano          |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Pylos Nebula b         | Kriseroi       | Theonax        |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Pylos Nebula b         | Satent         | Anedia         |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Pylos Nebula b         | Satent         | Boro           |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Pylos Nebula b         | Satent         | Raisaris       |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Phoenix Massing f      | Tassrah        | Pahhur         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Phoenix Massing f      | Tassrah        | Sarapai        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Phoenix Massing o      | Typhon         | Echidna        |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Phoenix Massing o      | Typhon         | Moros          |  X O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Phoenix Massing f      | Salahiel       | Ekuna          |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Rosetta Nebula jacob   | Alpha Draconis | 2175 Aeia      |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Rosetta Nebula jacob   | Enoch          | Joab           |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Rosetta Nebula jacob   | Enoch          | Laban          |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Rosetta Nebula jacob   | Enoch          | Mizraim        |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Rosetta Nebula jacob   | Phil Clio      | Parnassus      |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Shadow Sea h           | Iera           | Venture        |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Shadow Sea h           | Iera           | Prospect       |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Shrike Abyssal b       | Urla Rast      | Talis Fia      |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Shrike Abyssal b       | Xe Cha         | Tosal Nym      |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Shrike Abyssal b       | Xe Cha         | Zada Ban       |  X O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Sigurd's Cradle m      | Decoris        | Laena          |  O O O X  |  O O O O  |
| Sigurd's Cradle m      | Decoris        | Sanctum        |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Sigurd's Cradle m      | Skepsis        | Crick          |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Sigurd's Cradle m      | Skepsis        | Darwin         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Sigurd's Cradle m      | Skepsis        | Franklin       |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Sigurd's Cradle m      | Skepsis        | Keimowitz      |  O O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Sigurd's Cradle m      | Skepsis        | Watson         |  X O X O  |  O O O O  |
| Titan Nebula r         | Haskins        | Capek          |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Vallhallan Threshold t | Micah          | Farlas         |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Vallhallan Threshold t | Micah          | Israfil        |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Vallhallan Threshold t | Micah          | Kakabel        |  X X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Vallhallan Threshold t | Paz            | Garvug         |  X O O O  |  O O O O  |
| Viper Nebula a         | Bahak          | Clogon         |  O X O O  |  O O O O  |
| Viper Nebula a         | Bahak          | Yunaca         |  O X O X  |  O O O O  |
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f - Requires Firewalker DLC
z - Requires Zaeed DLC
k - Requires Kasumi DLC
o - Requires Overlord DLC
l - Requires Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC
a - Requires Arrival DLC missions in progress

b - Requires a Baria Frontiers star chart from Illium

m - Requires Mordin loyalty mission acquired or completed
g - Requires Grunt loyalty mission acquired or completed
j - Requires Jack loyalty mission acquired or completed
jacob - Requires Jacob loyalty mission acquired or completed
t - Requires Tali loyalty mission acquired or completed

m - Requires N7: MSV Strontium Mule assignment acquired or completed
r - Requires N7: Abandoned Research Station assignment acquired or completed

c - Requires Collector Ship mission complete
h - Requires Horizon mission complete