EDSM (Elite Dangerous Star Map) was at first a community effort to store and calculate systems coordinates around the Elite: Dangerous galaxy. EDSM has become a must-have for all respectable explorers, and commanders in the galaxy,
To find mining locations on EDSM, head over to the Star Map, and click on Advanced Search.
You’ll fill in your Reference System (the system you are located) at the top, set the Reserve Level to Pristine, and for Painite choose Metallic, for Void Opals choose Icy in the Ring Type.
Its said that for VOs, the reserve type doesn’t matter and so Major is as good (and likely less exhausted). This is untested by SA.
EDSM is one of the better resources for engineering. Because it has a direct link to your data (if you are logged in and synced to FDev) it will tell you:
- Your unlocked engineers
- The development paths to unlock them further
- Their locations
- Your access grade
- All available blueprints, and max access grades for those
Compared to Inara its quick and easy.