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Press the M key to select the Mine tool. Use the tool to highlight a section of an [[asteroid]] which you want your [[Miner]] to mine. You must have at least one [[citizen]] in the [[Miner]] role to carry out the work order. The asteroid will turn red, then click on DONE to continue.
== Mining ==
 
Mining is the primary source of producing [[Matter]], the main currency within the Spacebase DF9 universe. To gain [[Matter]] from mining, you need a [[Matter Refinery]]. This is where asteroid chunks are converted into matter. <br />
 
To mine an asteroid:<br />
 
* Press the M key to select the Mine tool.
 
* Use the tool to highlight a section of an [[asteroid]] which you want your [[Miner]] to mine.
 
* You must have at least one [[citizen]] in the [[Miner]] role to carry out the work order. This can be done within the [[Job Roster]]menu.
 
* The asteroid will turn red, click on CONFIRM to continue.
 
   
 
To gain [[Matter]] from mining, you need a [[Matter Refinery]]. This is where asteroid chunks are converted into matter.
   
 
=Tips=
 
=Tips=
* Mining is usually the second thing to do after making [[Airlock]] and [[Life Support]] [[rooms]]. Both of these rooms, in addition to the [[Refinery]], are required for successful mining.
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*Mining is usually the second thing to do after making [[Airlock]] and [[Life Support]] [[rooms]]. Both of these rooms, in addition to the [[Refinery]], are required for successful mining.
* Miners can sometimes asphyxiate if they try to travel between asteroids which are too far apart. To alleviate this, only select small groups of nearby asteroids for mining at a time.
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*Miners can sometimes asphyxiate if they try to travel between asteroids which are too far apart. To alleviate this, only select small groups of nearby asteroids for mining at a time.
* Should you be victim to a [[Raider]] attack, miners that are far away from the station will be unlikely to survive. You should try to mine asteroids that are close to the station first until your base has adequate defences.
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*Should you be victim to a [[Raider]] attack, miners that are far away from the station will be unlikely to survive. You should try to mine asteroids that are close to the station first until your base has adequate defenses.

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