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The Complete Miner's Guide by Halada
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Table of Contents

An Introduction to Mining .............. 3
News & Updates .... 4

1. Mining 101 ......... 7
1.1 Asteroid Belts & Ores ........ 7
1.2 Minerals ... 8
1.2.1 What Should I Mine Then? .......... 9
1.3 The Beginning of a Miner's Career .. 10
1.3.1 Your First Ship........... 10
1.3.2 The Basic Mining Techniques .... 11
1.3.3 Industrial Ships ......... 11
1.3.4 Joining a Corp ........... 12
1.3.5 Selling your Ore ........ 12
1.3.6 Your First Cruiser ...... 12
1.4 The Different Mining Lasers ............. 13

2. Refining ............ 15
2.1 Calculating your Yield ...... 15
2.2 Refining Implants ............ 17
2.3 From Refining Yield to Reality .......... 17

3. The Math System ...................... 19
3.1 Skill System ..................... 19
3.2 Cycles ..... 19
3.2.1 Cycles and yield interaction ...... 20
3.2.2 From Yield to Ore ..... 21

4. Mining Barge or Battleship ?..... 22
4.1 The Battleship Way ......... 22
4.1.1 The Apocalypse ........ 23
4.1.2 The Rokh ................... 23
4.2 The Barge Way ................ 23
4.2.1 The Retriever ............ 24
4.2.2 The Covetor .............. 24

5. Crystals ............. 26
5.1 How do I Read my Yield ? 27

6. Achieving perfection ................. 29
6.1 The Mindlink isn't broken ................ 30
6.2 Upgrades for the riches .. 31

7. The Mighty Hulk ........................ 32
7.1 The Mighty Hulk's Tank ... 33
7.2 Payback time ................... 34

8. Drones .............. 36
8.1 What Drones Do For You 36
8.2 Minimizing the travelling time factor effect .............. 37

9. Ice Mining ...................................... 39
9.1 Figuring your Cycle Time ..... 39
9.2 The Hulk or Covetor for Ice Mining ? .......................... 40

10. Mercoxit Mining .......................... 41
10.1 Is Mercoxit mining still hot? ...................................... 42

11. Mining Foreman Links ­ Gang Mods .................................. 43
11.1 Mining Foreman Link ­ Ice Harvesting ..................... 44
11.2 Mining Foreman Link ­ Laser Optimization .............. 44
11.3 Making them work ............ 45

12. Rigs ...... 47

13. Show me the money ................... 48
13.1 Ore Values ......................... 48
13.2 Ice Values .......................... 49
13.3 And the winner is... ........... 50
13.3.1 Drones help .................... 51
13.4 The Miner's Uberness ....... 51

14. The Rorqual ­ Big Mama ORE ..... 53
14.1 The Industrial Core ............ 53
14.2 Capital Tractor Beam ........ 55
14.3 Clone VAT Bay ................... 55
14.4 Fitting the Rorqual ............ 55
14.5 Strategies .......................... 56
14.6 Setting up a remote mining camp ............................ 57
14.7 Logistics use ...................... 58

15. The role of carriers ...................... 59

16. Exploration and Gas Cloud Mining...................................... 60

17. Ship Setups .................................. 61

18. Links .... 62

Conclusion . 63

Credits and thanks .................... 64

Donations .................................. 64

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