Xenominerology is a technology on the Diplomacy and Trading technology tree with a research cost of 680 Science. It unlocks one Star System Improvement and one Empire Improvement, requires research in Relativistic Markets, and allows further research in Quantum Communications and Optimized Logistics.

"It is not merely alien races, planets, and stars that are strange, it is the metals and minerals themselves that are discovered 'out there.' 'Xenominerology' is the study of the many forms of metal and mineral that can exist in the universe, their myriad properties and uses, and an understanding of their monetary value."


For the Harmony, this technology instead requires research in Relativistic Economics and allows further research in Alien Barter Theory.

Borer's Guild BourseEdit


Cost: 220 Industry

"This is an exchange where miners, gemologists, and other rock collectors come from all over the system to trade in their wares. It is under the management of a loose confederation of mining companies, known as the Borer's Guild."

Xhiyun CartelEdit


"Named for the star system where the organization was first created, an agreement is reached between producers to allow monopoly pricing on trade goods."

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