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"It's a fuel mostly been mined out on Abafar. It's volatile and dangerous."
CC-5576-39[src]

Rhydonium was a volatile starship fuel that could be found on Abafar, Morak, Saracor, and Tralgaria.

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A rhydonium canister

When poured out of its container, rhydonium appeared like spilled chrome. It could be scraped up and salvaged, but only under a high degree of safety measures, as rhydonium was dangerous to exposed skin.[4] Rhydonium was highly explosive, the explosion produced typically being extremely colorful,[1] though the explosions caused by rhydonium mined near an Imperial refinery on Morak were only orange in color.[2] Rhydonium's volatile nature meant that it was tricky to transport at ground level, necessitating a low speed otherwise the fuel would become agitated and explode.[2]

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"Allow me to introduce you to one of my oldest and most explosive friends, rhydonium."
"It's good to have friends."
Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla[src]

A Rhydonium explosion destroys a Venator-class Star Destroyer.

The Confederacy of Independent Systems extracted rhydonium from a secret mining installation on Abafar and loaded it onto a captured Venator-class Star Destroyer in a failed attempt to pilot it into and destroy the Republic space station Valor, which was hosting the Republic strategy conference. The plan was foiled by the Republic's D-Squad who triggered the detonation early, causing an explosion that destroyed the captured cruiser before it could impact the Valor.[5]

Around 10 BBY,[source?] Jabba the Hutt started rhydonium mining on Abafar, Saracor, and Tralgaria.[3]

Fourteen years after the end of the Clone Wars,[source?] rhydonium was present in Fort Anaxes, a base abandoned by the Republic, and was used by rebels Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla to kill fyrnocks, which were threatening the two.[6]

Rhydonium was still being used as starship fuel by the time of the Battle of Jakku. The crashed ships on Jakku's surface released rhydonium and other fuels, making the sands dangerous to scavenge, although scavengers would still search for the valuable fuel.[4]

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