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Press the M key to select the mine tool and highlight the area of which you want your [[Miner]] to mine. This only works on [[asteroids]]. You must have at least one miner, preferably three stars or higher.
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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.
   
 
To gain [[Matter]] from mining, you need a [[Matter Refinery]]. This is where asteroid chunks are converted into matter.
 
To gain [[Matter]] from mining, you need a [[Matter Refinery]]. This is where asteroid chunks are converted into matter.
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*Mining is usually the second thing to do after making an airlock and life support area.
 
*Mining is usually the second thing to do after making an airlock and life support area.
 
*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.
 
*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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*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.

Revision as of 22:58, 21 December 2014

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.

To gain Matter from mining, you need a Matter Refinery. This is where asteroid chunks are converted into matter.

Tips

  • Mining is usually the second thing to do after making an airlock and life support area.
  • 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 defenses.