Deposits earn Oil, Metal or Thorium resources at a set rate, continuously throughout the time you own it, without requiring a specific act of collection, like Oil Pumps and Metal Factories (While in your home base, if you look at your resource collection total, you will see the totals constantly increasing from the flow of resources from the deposits).
Each Deposit size contains a set of defensive structures that can be repositioned, but not upgraded or added to by the player. In addition, you may add one Platoon of your own units (max 1500) to guard the deposit once in control of it.
Deposits can be obtained from either Rogue Factions (Yellow Color) or Enemy Players (Red Color). Control of Deposits is acquired by destroying all Defense Structures located on that deposit with the exception of the main deposit building itself which cannot be targeted.
Occasionally, a Rogue Faction may attack and capture a player-owned Deposit. In this case, the e-mail notification will say that Yuli Destroyed your Resource Deposit. For this reason, it is advised to take care when capturing Rogue Deposits, because you may be accused of being a thief by the previous owner.
Deposits on the map have a rising field around them, setting them apart from bases.
The resources aquired from Deposits DO NOT generate XP for the player.
You cannot loot Metal, Oil and Thorium from Deposits.
You can increase the collection from your deposit by using this three tactical special ops, 18 Wheeler, Deuce and a Half & Dragonfly. Refer below and to this article Special Ops.
Attacking a deposit of an Enemy Player may provoke him/her to retaliate, and will revoke any Damage Protection of your Base.