Resource deposits are the location of minerals found throughout Appalachia.
Deposits can be found regularly around all regions of the map, though certain resources are more prevalent in certain regions of the map. For instance, the Forest contains higher volumes of junk piles, and concrete and copper deposits while the Savage Divide contains more waste acid deposits. In particular, the Ash Heap contains the highest concentration of exposed ore. Deposits typically contain several pieces of ore of the deposit type, which is more than an ore vein typically provides.
Another type of deposit are junk piles, around throughout Appalachia, where extractors can be built to collect junk items. The piles produce the following:
|Aluminum scrap||Ceramic scrap||Circuits|
|Crystal shards||Fiber optics bundle||Fiberglass spool|
|Loose gears||Loose spring||Loose screws|
|Molded plastic||Raw cloth||Raw rubber|
A mineral extractor can be constructed to collect these resources. These deposits are frequently located within the boundaries of a claimable workshop. However, in most cases, these deposits are not near a workshop and it will be necessary to place a C.A.M.P. in close proximity in order to effectively mine them. In this case, an extractor can be built as long as the deposit is within the build area. Crafting plans for the extractors are automatically unlocked after completing a Claim Workshop event quest for the first time.
Resource deposits appear only in Fallout 76.