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Mining is a career in Star Citizen that can be performed by hand or with ships and vehicles. Hand mining requires the use of portable devices such as the Pyro RYT Multi-Tool with a OreBit Mining Attachment and ship-/ vehicle mining can be performed with dedicated mining ships or vehicles that are equipped with a mining laser.

Hand/ground vehicle mining[]

Minerals[]

Hadanite gems showcased in a vitrine
Aphorite gems showcased in a vitrine
Dolivine gems showcased in a vitrine
A Dolivine and Aphorite rock displayed in a Refinery Deck store

Hand and vehicle mining are able to collect the same type of ore, but differ in two rock sizes to limit the ability to mine to one type. Minerals acquired by hand mining or with vehicles can be sold at a Trading and Shipping Console in any city or space station. And unlike ship mining is it possible to empty vehicles and store the contents as a cSCU inside ships, this allows to sell minerals as a outpost.

Name aUEC / Unit Volatile
Hadanite No
Aphorite No
Dolivine No

Ship mining[]

Minerals[]

A Ore Sales terminal at a refinery deck

Mined minerals can only be sold at Ore Sales terminals at space station with a refinery deck, unlike regular cargo trading are minerals sold at almost the same price everywhere.

Name aUEC / 1 SCU Volatile
Quantainium (Raw) Yes
Bexalite (Raw) 2202.46 No
Taranite (Raw) No
Borase (Ore) No
Laranite (Raw) 1552.10 No
Agricium (Ore) 1375.23 No
Hephaestanite 792.22 No
Titanium (Ore) No
Diamond (Raw) 363.56 No
Gold (Ore) 301.26 No
Copper (Ore) No
Beryl (Raw) No
Tungsten (Ore) No
Corundum (Raw) 137.31 No
Quartz (Raw) No
Aluminum (Ore) No
Inert Material 1.91 No

Volatile minerals[]

Quantainium (Raw) is a volatile mineral that degrades over time, ending in a catastrophic explosion once it is decayed.

Mining lasers[]

There is currently no Size 0 replacement mining laser for the ROC.

Size 1 mining lasers that can be equipped on the Prospector.

Arbor MH1 Mining Laser Helix I Mining Laser Hofstede-S1 Mining Laser Impact I Mining Laser Klein-S1 Mining Laser Lancet MH1 Mining Laser
Range (m)
Optimal / Maximum
30 / 150 37.5 / 187.5 15 / 75 30 / 150 30 / 150 30 / 150
Extraction Throughput (SCU/s) 0.35 0.5 0.35 0.45 0.35 0.45
Consumable Slots 1 3 2 2 2 3
Power Transfer 1,850 2,300 2,000 3,000 1,800 1,400
Instability (%) -30 -30 +20 +20 -75
Resistance (%) -10 -10 -10 -20
All Charge Rates (%) +20 +20 -30
Optimal Charge Rate +20 +10
Optimal Charge Window Size (%) +15 +10 +15 +40
Overcharge Rate +75
Throttle Responsiveness Delay (%) -50
Throttle Speed -50
+50
Shatter Damage (%) +50 +75 +50 +75 -50
Catastrophic Charge Rate (%) +100


Size 2 mining lasers that can be equipped on the MOLE.

Arbor MH2 Mining Laser Helix II Mining Laser Hofstede-S2 Mining Laser Impact II Mining Laser Klein-S2 Mining Laser Lancet MH2 Mining Laser
Range (m)
Optimal / Maximum
60 / 300 75 / 375 45 / 225 60 / 300 60 / 300 60 / 300
Extraction Throughput (SCU/s) 0.35 0.5 0.35 0.45 0.35 0.45
Consumable Slots 1 3 2 2 2 3
Power Transfer 1,850 2,300 2,000 3,000 1,800 1,400
Instability (%) -30 -30 +20 +20 -75
Resistance (%) -10 -10 -10 -20
All Charge Rates (%) +20 +20 -30
Optimal Charge Rate +20 +10
Optimal Charge Window Size (%) +15 +10 +15 +40
Overcharge Rate +75
Throttle Responsiveness Delay (%) -50
Throttle Speed -50
+50
Shatter Damage (%) +50 +75 +50 +75 -50
Catastrophic Charge Rate (%) +100

Mining modules[]

Mining modules are sub-component items that can be equipped on mining laser heads that feature one or more sub-component (sub-item) slots. Every modules requires one slot and offer a performance increase for the mining laser.

Refinery[]

Refinery Decks offer a refinement process to increase the value of a mineral, the time to complete the process is depending on which type of method was used. A process fee has to be paid depending on the amount of minerals and the process type. Refined materials have to be loaded as SCU crates and need to be sold at a Trading and Shipping Console.

Mining ships and vehicles[]

Ships and vehicles that can be used to perform the mining career.

Ships[]

Vehicles[]

Trivia[]

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