Official Entry: "The discovery of Elerium sources in distant solar systems has produced a new gold rush. The Solmine corporation owns most of the mining operations and it imports Elerium directly to Mega-Primus. These mining operations sustain the economies of the numerous small colonies, but they are still governed from Earth. There have been demands for independence and some rebellions. Major corporations, fearing diminished profits and raised Elerium prices have suppressed these revolts with the aid of Solmine and Marsec."
Non-hostile relations with Solmine allows you to purchase Elerium for your plasma cannons.
- Vehicle Equipment
- Solmine buildings are heavily guarded: 9-15 Building Security, usually armed to the teeth (starting Tech Level 4).
- If Solmine becomes hostile to X-COM, it may sometimes send the same number of heavily armed Corporate Hoods to raid an X-COM base. This can present a severe threat if the base isn't well-protected.
- When raiding a Solmine building, X-COM agents will often find substantial amounts of Elerium on the floor.
For more information, see Raid Loot Tables.