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Location: Milky WayHourglass NebulaSowilo System Fourth planet

Prerequisite: Lair of the Shadow Broker (Mass Effect 2)
Prerequisite: Priority: Thessia (Mass Effect 3)


A large rock planet, Ansuz was once under development by a consortium of robo-mining interests, but an epidemic of accidents and sabotage cost the lives of hundreds of workers and eventually drove them off the world. Despite numerous accusations among the mining corporations and a dozen or more trials, popular opinion holds that the real saboteurs were never found.

Mineral Deposits[]

Initial Scanner Result: Rich

Mineral Amount Approximate Value
Palladium High 11,800
Platinum Medium 5,700
Iridium Medium 6,400
Element Zero Low 4,000


  • Ansuz was named after the reconstructed Proto-Germanic name for one of the letters of the Elder Futhark runic alphabet. It refers to an óss, any of the Æsir gods worshipped by the ancient Germanic peoples and some modern pagans, including the Norse.