Surface SRV Mining - Has it changed?

  • Hello, I've played ED for awhile but I took a break for a few months in preparation for 3.3. I did some surface mining in an SRV last night and I noticed that if you fire probes at a planet, and drop in on one of the geological sites listed in the navigation panel, there are spiky crystals / crystal formations and other things there that can be shot and collected for elements. It's really nice, the elements are all clustered fairly close together and all in all, much less driving is required for mining now. Is this new? I only ever remembered outcrops, mesos and chrondites.