Day 61: Serious mining

Mining in a RetrieverMy skillplan for getting an Exhumer is slowly advancing, and today I have finally come as far as Mining Barge III, which means I can fly a Retriever, the medium-sized of the three available. I even got a great bargain, as someone took my buy order at 4.5Mil (vs 6.5 usual price), adding a proud ship with call sign Maiea to my modest fleet. I outfitted her with two Strip Miner I turrets, and after sending Loreena to fetch the modules a few jumps away I took it for a test mining session.

First off, that thing looks awesome. Like a massive space roadster, complete with steaming turrets and moving parts. But that’s not all – those two strip mining turrets take mining seriously. One cycle of both turrets yields 5000+ of Plagioclase, nearly enough to fill the 2000m3 cargo of the Retreiver – and enough to effectively “strip” some of the smaller asteroids in one cycle. Used to mining Scordite in Vullat, I had to move to a new system with a few more belts

I also met another miner that I am mining with now – he has a command bonus that gives a cool 8% mining yield bonus. Since he needs to form a gang with at least two members for the bonus to work, we both have an advantage in this. It is nice to find someone sharing the same passion too, as there are not that many dedicated miners out there – farmers for ISK resellers do not count 🙂 And with the general attitude of “mining is boring like hell” it is refreshing to hear a different opinion.

AeonOfTime’s status
Skillpoints: 1.800.000
Level V Skills: 3
Level IV Skills: n/a
ISK: 778.000
Known skills: 53
Training: Mining Barge IV
Aeon's Status:
Skillpoints: 1.800.000
Level V skills: 3
Level IV skills: n/a
Known skills: 53
ISK Balance: 778.000
Training: Mining Barge IV

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