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'''Mining missions''' are a type of missions given by mining agents.  
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'''Mining missions''' are given by mining agents and require you to mine an asteroid or set of asteroids in a mission space - usually until the asteroids are depleted - and bring the ore back to the agent's station.
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There is a risk of combat in mining missions, though the hostiles that show up tend to be much weaker than hostiles found in security missions. It is advisable to have some offensive capability (like a set of combat drones) or have a strong enough tank that you can ignore any hostiles that show up and start shooting at you.
  
Mining missions require you to mine an asteroid or set of asteroids in a mission space, usually until the asteroids are depleted, and bring the ore back to the agent's station.
 
  
There is a risk of combat in mining missions, though the hostiles that show up tend to be much weaker than hostiles found in security missions. It is advisable to have some offensive capability (like a set of combat drones) or have a strong enough tank that you can ignore any hostiles that show up and start shooting at you.
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Higher level mining missions require you to mine larger amounts of ore:
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*Level 1 missions will require mining up to {{gaps|2|000}} {{m3}} of ore
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*Level 2 up to {{gaps|6|000}} {{m3}} of ore
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*Level 3 up to {{gaps|9|000}} {{m3}} of ore or {{gaps|10|000}} {{m3}} of ice
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*Level 4 up to {{gaps|45|000}} {{m3}} of ore, {{gaps|20|000}} {{m3}} of ice or {{gaps|5|000}} {{m3}} gas.
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Thus, you can do high level mining missions with a low level ship, but it begins to take more time than it is worth.
  
The mission may require you to mine more ore than can fit in your cargohold; this is typical of mining missions.  Level 1 missions will require mining up to {{gaps|2|000}} {{m3}} of ore, level 2 up to {{gaps|6|000}} {{m3}} of ore, level 3 up to {{gaps|9|000}} {{m3}} of ore or {{gaps|10|000}} {{m3}} of ice, and level 4 up to {{gaps|45|000}} {{m3}} of ore, {{gaps|20|000}} {{m3}} of ice or {{gaps|5|000}} {{m3}} gas.
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==Ships and Fitting==
  
==Fitting==
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The same ship that you use for regular mining should work fine for a mining mission:
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*Level 1 Venture
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*Level 2 Venture or Prospect
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*Level 3 Mining Barge
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*Level 4 Exhumer
  
A mining ship needs to have high slots to accommodate mining lasers, and room for at least one drone. The drone(s) will be needed to fight off the small number of Belt Pirates that will attack a miner. One or two Light Combat Drones will generally be sufficient. If you have room, you may want to carry a Salvage Drone to salvage the wrecks of the pirates that you kill. If you have a very large drone bay, you may want to carry a set of Mining Drones - however, these drones do not add a whole lot to your mining capacity, and many miners do not use them at all.
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If you have more than one mining ship available, first note the amount of ore required and make sure your ship has the capacity. Once that is settled, a more secure ship will make NPC attacks less bothersome.
  
In time you will likely move up from your Venture to a [[Mining Barge]]. Any of these will work fine for mining missions, though you might want to concentrate on training for [[Exhumers]] by the time you reach level IV. Exhumers have larger ore holds and let you finish your mining with fewer trips.
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Of course, you do not ''need'' a mining ship to do mining missions. Any ship that can mount a mining unit will do, as will any ship that can carry mining drones. However, dedicated mining ships tend to work faster and carry more ore.
  
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If you have room, you may want to carry a Salvage Drone to salvage the wrecks of the pirates that you kill. If you have a very large drone bay, you may want to carry a set of Mining Drones - however, these drones do not add a great deal to your mining capacity, and many miners do not use them at all.
  
==Mining Crystals==
 
  
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==Mining Mission Ores==
 
Mining missions typically use unique ores for which there are equivalent normal ores.
 
Mining missions typically use unique ores for which there are equivalent normal ores.
 
 
* Augumene = Pyroxeres
 
* Augumene = Pyroxeres
 
* Mercium = Omber
 
* Mercium = Omber
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* Polygypsum = Arkonor
 
* Polygypsum = Arkonor
 
* Lyavite = Kernite
 
* Lyavite = Kernite
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Normally, the asteroids you are asked to mine will be entirely used up while gathering ore for the mission. That ore will be taken by the agent to complete the mission.
  
 
[[Category:Missions]]
 
[[Category:Missions]]

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Mining missions are given by mining agents and require you to mine an asteroid or set of asteroids in a mission space - usually until the asteroids are depleted - and bring the ore back to the agent's station.

There is a risk of combat in mining missions, though the hostiles that show up tend to be much weaker than hostiles found in security missions. It is advisable to have some offensive capability (like a set of combat drones) or have a strong enough tank that you can ignore any hostiles that show up and start shooting at you.


Higher level mining missions require you to mine larger amounts of ore:

  • Level 1 missions will require mining up to 2000 m3 of ore
  • Level 2 up to 6000 m3 of ore
  • Level 3 up to 9000 m3 of ore or 10000 m3 of ice
  • Level 4 up to 45000 m3 of ore, 20000 m3 of ice or 5000 m3 gas.

Thus, you can do high level mining missions with a low level ship, but it begins to take more time than it is worth.

Ships and Fitting

The same ship that you use for regular mining should work fine for a mining mission:

  • Level 1 Venture
  • Level 2 Venture or Prospect
  • Level 3 Mining Barge
  • Level 4 Exhumer

If you have more than one mining ship available, first note the amount of ore required and make sure your ship has the capacity. Once that is settled, a more secure ship will make NPC attacks less bothersome.

Of course, you do not need a mining ship to do mining missions. Any ship that can mount a mining unit will do, as will any ship that can carry mining drones. However, dedicated mining ships tend to work faster and carry more ore.

If you have room, you may want to carry a Salvage Drone to salvage the wrecks of the pirates that you kill. If you have a very large drone bay, you may want to carry a set of Mining Drones - however, these drones do not add a great deal to your mining capacity, and many miners do not use them at all.


Mining Mission Ores

Mining missions typically use unique ores for which there are equivalent normal ores.

  • Augumene = Pyroxeres
  • Mercium = Omber
  • Banidine = Veldspar
  • Pithix = Jaspet
  • Arisite = Gneiss
  • Oeryl = Dark Ochre
  • Geodite = Crokite
  • Polygypsum = Arkonor
  • Lyavite = Kernite

Normally, the asteroids you are asked to mine will be entirely used up while gathering ore for the mission. That ore will be taken by the agent to complete the mission.