Shaft Miner

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Shaft Miner
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"-And tell science, if they want their diamonds. To give us the damn tech for it!"
AccessMining Station, Mining Station EVA, Cargo Office, Mineral Storage
Additional AccessMaintenance, Cargo Bay, MULEbot access, Quartermaster's Office
SupervisorsQuartermaster and Executive Officer
RankSpecialist (SPC)
DutiesMine ores and process them into useful materials. Go on an adventure in mysterious ruins.
GuidesThis is the guide

Welcome to the Frontier, Miner. Grab your Hardsuit, prepare the accelerators, we've got a busy day ahead.

Bare minimum requirements: Break rocks, collect ore and bring it back to the main ship for refining.

Workin' In The Plasma Mine[edit | edit source]

The Rocinante, your workspace and home away from home.

Being a miner can be somewhat tedious, but without your valiant efforts, the ship and it's crew will use up every scrap of materials they start with and descend into anarchy. You best know what you're doing before stepping out.

Your workplace, The depths of a space rock, has a couple risks:

  • Space - Cold, Empty and really doesn't like you. Without a hardsuit and Oxygen supply, you wont make it very long out there.
  • Gibtonie - Nature's own Dynamite, while not a threat to those that are prepared. A close proximity blast can easily put you into crit or remove a limb.
  • Lifeforms - Not all asteroids are barren of life, and the few things that survive in the vacuum are not friendly. From space carp, Cave bats and even the occasional Space clown.

The risk of these hazards can be reduced by watching your surroundings and always having your accelerator on hand to help you out. Having some friends as backup can majorly reduce the risk and even the impact of these threats.

You can click on an adjacent rock or run directly into it to begin picking or drilling the rock, but the Kinetic Accelerator is much faster and more efficient and you should be using that instead of a pickaxe or basic mining drill. Keep in mind that if you do decide to pick or drill your way through rock, you can have multiple dig jobs running at the same time to mine faster.

Working With Your Boss[edit | edit source]

Who is your boss? You answer to the Executive Officer, much like the rest of Supply -- but usually, you'll just be talking to the Quartermaster or other Miners. It's best to make some friends, as you'll be seeing your fellow miners a lot.

The Objective[edit | edit source]

You're here to mine, so get digging! Once you're full to bursting with ores, drag your ore box back to the main ship and head to cargo where the Ore Redemption Machine Ore Redemption Machine sits. Drag the box next to the machine to automatically offload your ores and have them instantly processed into sheets. Then click "claim" to retrieve mining points as a reward for your hard work, these points will be placed on whatever ID is currently in the machine. Once you've deposited your ores. Check the Cargo Protolathe for those all important upgrades and head back to the Rocinante.

How to Do the Do[edit | edit source]

Gearing up[edit | edit source]

  1. Gear up! From the mining equipment locker, you will need Meson Scanner goggles, a mining scanner, your pickaxe (optional), a bluespace shelter capsule and your standard issue proto-kinetic accelerator. If you want, there is also an additional mining satchel, and a shovel for digging up ash (for glass).
  2. Attach your seclite and knife to your proto-kinetic accelerator to save space, and to let you bash things harder without having to take out your knife.
  3. Use your voucher on a mining vending machine to select your choice of advanced mining tools, listed below.
  4. Head to the Rocinante EVA room to grab a hardsuit and breath mask, as well as a bottle of oxygen, always carry a spare as they can fit in your backpack.
  5. Before you go, you'll want an Ore Box, which can hold an infinite amount of minerals. Ore boxes are available on the mining station, the mining shuttle and rarely on the field. More can be built with wood planks.
  6. For extra safety, grab a GPS device, set it to your name and tell the QM and other miners about it. If you're lucky, they will drag your lifeless body back to cloning.

Consoles for Dummies[edit | edit source]

The Bridge of the CIC, where you'll be most of the time between mining or getting drunk.

Now this is where things get more complicated. So try to follow along. The Image on the right shows each of the important consoles in coloured boxes, these are the:

  • Tactical Console in Red
  • DRADIS Console in Green
  • Piloting Console in Blue
  • FTL Navigation Console in Yellow
  • FTL Spooling Console in Purple

You'll need to become familiar with most of these consoles if you want to do your job for more than five minutes. First, let's go over Piloting.

How to Drift like a Pro[edit | edit source]

Piloting in NSV operates on two systems, Mouse Controlled, and Laser Controlled. Mouse control causes the Ship to aim towards wherever your mouse is pointing, While laser will attempt to align it with wherever the laser on the front of the ship is pointing, which can be rotated with the Q and E keys.

To actually make the ship go fast, hold the W key to start moving. A few hotkeys to make note of are:

  1. ALT toggles the breaks, brings the ship to a stop rapidly and prevents acceleration until disabled.
  2. X toggles the Inertial dampeners, the thing decelerating your ship when you step off the gas.
  3. SHIFT activates a temporary speed boost, useful for gaining momentum or evading enemies.
  4. SPACE toggles between mouse and laser piloting.

Keep in mind, the Rocinante is a fast and manoeuvrable vessel, meaning it can easily outrun most enemies and do some fairly sick drifts.

The DRADIS Console[edit | edit source]

The Rocinante DRADIAS, Clear of Signals

Deep Space Radar! Around the Rocinante a large circle indicating sensor range, inside this circle signals will be identified and their name and affiliation revealed. Outside, they will just be known as "UNKNOWN" Use this console to locate asteroids and drive over to them. Once nearby, slam on the breaks and move to the Magnet Console. There's also the option to disable specific signals, but this is rarely used.

FTL: Faster Than Light[edit | edit source]

So you've cracked open every asteroid in your current sector eh? If you had any to begin with... The FTL Navigation and Spooling Console are the tools you need to keep mining for all eternity. First, head over to the Spooling console and set the spooling to 1. This will cause it to automatically begin spooling up, upon reaching 100% the ship will be able to jump to another sector. This is done in the Navigation Console.

Head over to the Navigation Console and Open it up. The Rocinante always starts in Lalande 21185, a Nanotrasen owned system. All systems have two rings, the Inner and Outer ring. The Inner ring shows what affiliation the System has, Blue is Nanotrasen, Orange is Unaligned, Red is Syndicate and Systems with no inner ring are Uncharted. The Outer ring is far simpler. Blue means you are there currently, Green means you are able to jump there and red means you cannot.

To jump to a system, select a system with a green outer ring and press the "Jump to System" Button. This will cause a short warm up sequence before jumping into FTL. WARNING Jumping will bring any nearby fighters with the ship. Once you jump into FTL, the Spooling Console will shut down, and you are able to restart the spooling process.

Upon opening the Navigation console, you should be greeted with this.

Life beyond smashing rocks[edit | edit source]

  1. The Rocinante has a full bar and kitchen, go get wasted if you think you've provided more materials than would ever be needed.
  2. Print Advanced Plasma Cutters and Mining Satchels of Holding at the cargo protolathe for even more efficient mining.
  3. Get your grubby hands on some upgrades for the ship DRADIS and Manget Consoles to bring in more valuable ores.
  4. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR NEW MINERS... OR AT ALL Drive the Rocinante into combat and fire your singular gun at enemies, Just watch out for boarding vessels as you are priority number one.

Voucher equipment[edit | edit source]

You start the shift with a complimentary mining voucher, worth one free item out of a selection of four. These items, and their strengths, are:

  • Survival Capsule and Explorer's Webbing: The webbing (you put on your belt slot) allows you to carry even more mining equipment - having a second shelter capsule is nice too. 900 pts value.
  • Resonator Kit: Comes with a resonator, explorer's webbing, mini extinguisher and advanced scanner. While the resonator is underwhelming, the advanced scanner has almost twice the scanning range and updates much faster. 2100 pts.
  • Mining Drone: A little companion that helps in storing ore and hunting wildlife. Only useful once you install the sentience upgrade module. Comes with an industrial welding tool, a welding mask and a KA modkit that allows shots to pass through the drone. ~800 pts.
  • Extraction and Rescue Kit: Contains a fulton extraction pack and a beacon, which allows you to send back home minerals, items and dead miners without having to use the ferry. As a bonus, you get 30 marker beacons too. 1700 pts.
  • Crusher Kit: Contains a proto-kinetic crusher, a chest webbing like the capsule kit, an advanced scanner and a mini fire extinguisher. The crusher is two-handed and hard to use without getting hit, but has a chance to make fauna drop powerful trophies. 2450 pts.
  • Mining Conscription Kit: A duffle bag full of basic items for one conscript - Proto-kinetic accelerator, survival knife, seclite, explorer's suit, mesons, mining scanner and satchel, gas mask, a supply radio key and a special card that adds mining access to IDs. Good for when you want to recruit metafriends fresh conscripts. 1500 pts.

Default Gear[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of default mining equipment:

Essential Equipment[edit | edit source]

Item Description
Mining Hardsuit
The Standard issue hardsuit provided on the Rocinante, providing full EVA protection, light armour and an inbuilt helmet. Which has the ability to activate lights on the helmet for some EXTRA light. Wearing the suit does provide some slowdown in regular areas. The suit allows an oxygen tank to be placed on your back.
Explorer Gas Mask and Oxygen Tank
So you can have oxygen when mining. Oxygen tanks are available from the tank storage unit, and can be worn on your suits storage slot. You can also use your emergency oxygen tank which can be placed on your suit. Running out of oxygen is unlikely with the full sized tank.
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Meson Scanners and Automatic Mining Scanner
Activating the scanner will briefly flash any ore on screen - it works even inside a box. Can be used to stop gibtonite from exploding.
Global Positioning System, GPS
The crew monitoring console back on the main ship won't catch your suit sensor signal all the way over on the Rocinante. Having one of these on you will help others track down your body if you happen to develop a case of the dead. In addition it can be used to locate other miners (who bothered to take it). Be sure to set your name on the GPS.
Proto-kinetic Accelerator
A standard issue gun. The good part is that it packs a punch in a low pressure environment, is very good at digging and has infinite shots. The bad part is that it tickles in pressurized environments, has a cooldown after each shot, and has a range of three steps. Can be dual wielded at the price of lower accuracy and speed.

KAs deal brute damage (40 standard/10 in pressurized rooms), but count as explosive versus armor. That way, suits like bomb suits and the RD hardsuit can negate 90% of the damage dealt.

Survival Knife
Use it for butchering the wildlife (hit while on harm intent). It's as strong against mobs as a pickaxe, but you can't mine with it. You can store it in your boots to save space, but remember to alt-click the boots to draw the knife back out. Alternatively, stick it on your KA.
Survival Medipen
A cocktail of powerful healing chemicals. Contains Salbutamol, Leporazine, Epinephrine, Mining Nanites and Omnizine. Heals all types of damage and stabilizes body temperature.
Bluespace shelter capsule
Activate this in your hand, and it'll near instantly produce a beautiful shelter. The shelter contains a cupboard which contains a guitar (or dice) and some donk pockets. It also has a stasis bed which requires another person to use. Never leave home without one. You're issued one for free in your the mining lockers on station.
Ore Satchel
For carrying ore without using a mining cart, holds 50 ore nuggets. Empty it into boxes by using the satchel on them.
Newbie tip: Put it in one of your pocket slots, then start dragging an ore box. Any ore you walk over will be transferred to the box.
Ore box
Used for carrying huge amounts of ore. While a satchel can only hold 50 nuggets, this can hold an unlimited sum. You cannot carry it, but you can drag it with you.

Use your satchel on the box to empty it into the box. Even better: Drag it behind you with an ore satchel in your pocket.

Mining Voucher
Found in your backpack, exchange this at the mining equipment locker for one of several selections which include various mining items.
A beefed up flashlight. Put this on your KA to free up inventory space.

Miscellaneous Equipment[edit | edit source]

Items that, while not critical to take, can be situationally useful.

Item Description
Somewhat antiquated thanks to the prevalence of the proto-kinetic accelerator and resonator. Nevertheless it can be used to dig wide tunnels, robust things in melee combat and as a backup if you lose your resonator. It can also fit inside a belt chest webbing.
Gathering sand. You can stick this in your backpack. A crappier version of a compact pickaxe
For removing KA mods, or just in case when there is a blackout. Spawns in your box.

Advanced Gear[edit | edit source]

The following are more advanced items that need to be purchased from a mining equipment vendor, with credits:

Voucher/Reward Equipment[edit | edit source]

These items can either be acquired from a voucher, or can be bought with money/credits, usually earned from delivering ore to the Ore Redemption Machine Ore Redemption Machine on the station. Prices are included.

Mining Equipment Vendor
Mining Equipment Vendor
Mining Equipment Vendor List
Item Description cPrice
1 Marker Beacon A glowing prism stone that you can anchor to the ground. Useful if you tend to get lost. a10 Credits
10 Marker Beacon Same as above, but 10 beacons. a100 Credits
30 Marker Beacon Same as above, but 30 beacons. a300 Credits
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A bottle of alcohol, helps you forget you literally work in hell. a100 Credits
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A bottle of alcohol, helps you forget you literally work in hell. a100 Credits
A high-quality havana cigar. a150 Credits
A bar of slippery soap. a200 Credits
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Laser Pointer
Just a laser pointer, don't shite it into people's eyes. Useful against rogue Cyborgs. a300 Credits
Toy Facehugger
An extremely realistic-looking facehugger toy, to prank the crew with. Latches onto faces and tears off masks. a300 Credits
Stabilizing Serum
Currently useless, but looks quite pretty. a400 Credits
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Fulton Beacon
Creates an anchored beacon when used in hand that fulton packs can target as a drop-off point. a400 Credits
Bluespace Shelter Capsule
The Shelter Capsule is indispensable for long expeditions: it creates an ash-storm proof 3x3 room complete with breathable air, a sleeper and some warm donk-pockets. a400 Credits
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GAR Mesons
A pair of very sharp meson scanners. Can be thrown as a weapon, with a chance to embed. a500 Credits
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Chest Webbing
Can be worn on the belt slot, stores mining equipment. a500 Credits
Survival Medipen
Contains several healing and heat-stabilizing chemicals. Using more than one in a short period will cause several overdoses. a500 Credits
Brute First-Aid Kit
Contains bandages and brute-healing patches. a600 Credits
Tracking Implant Kit
Contains three tracking implants and a locator; useful if you want others to find your corpse for up to 10 minutes after death. a600 Credits
Wormhole Jaunter
One-use item that creates a wormhole to a random beacon on station. The portal is unstable and will make you dizzy after using it. a750 Credits
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Proto-kinetic Crusher
A powerful two-handed melee weapon. Shoots kinetic bolts that don't deal damage, but can mark large creatures making the hammer deal increased damage (20->50 Brute) when used on them. It will deal even greater damage (80) on backstab.
What makes the Crusher special, is that enemies killed by it have a chance to drop trophies, powerful "modkits" that can be attached to the Crusher.
a750 Credits
Proto-kinetic Accelerator
The classic mining weapon. Buy it from here if you did not get one at roundstart. a750 Credits
Advanced Mining Scanner
A upgrade over the default Mining Scanner. This tool has a much larger detection radius of seven tiles (the entire screen), and updates more frequently. a800 Credits
Another deadly tool. This will, when used on rock or an empty space, create a field on that spot that lasts for about five seconds before rupturing, causing serious damage (60 Brute) to anything standing on it. Just like the kinetic accelerator, it does reduced damage (20) in pressurized environments. You can activate it in your hand to switch the field to last between 3 and 5 seconds. Using it on an already-marked spot will instantly rupture the field. a800 Credits
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Fulton Extraction Pack
A balloon that can be used to extract equipment or personnel who are outside (not within the station or the mining base) to a Fulton Recovery Beacon. Anything not bolted down can be moved. Swap which beacon the pack is aiming at by using the pack in hand. It has a limited number of uses, examine the pack to check how many are left. a1000 Credits
Lazarus Injector A miracle injection capable of reviving simple living beings from death, making them friendly to you and the crew. Useless on humans, monkeys, and other complex living beings. Resurrect Ian for all access from a thankful Executive Officer! Or make yourself a space carp. The Lazarus injector can be EMP'd to make revived mobs hostile to everyone but you. Also useful for bartering with the XO or any staff with a pet. a1000 Credits
Silver-plated Pickaxe
Slightly better than the default pickaxe, but still a lot worse than your starting KA. a1000 Credits
Mining Conscription Kit
Contains a proto-kinetic accelerator, survival knife, seclite, mesons, an ore scanner and satchel, an explorer suit and gas mask, a supply encryption key and a card which adds mining access to IDs. a 1500 Credits
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Mining Jetpack Upgrade
A jetpack that you can attach to any hardsuit for better mobility.
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Mining Hardsuit
An extra hardsuit if you need to buy a new one for somebody, or you lost your old one. a2000 Credits
Diamond Pickaxe
For when you want something shinier and better than your default pickaxe and the scientists are either too lazy or too dead to make drills or jackhammers. STILL worse than a basic KA. a2000 Credits
Super (Upgraded) Resonator
Like the regular resonator, but able to have 6 fields active at a time - with no damage penalty for fields that are detonated early. a2500 Credits
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Jump Boots
A pair of boots that allow you to jump over three tiles, skipping chasms. Does not prevent lava damage, however. a2500 Credits
Luxury Shelter Capsule
Tired of cramped shelter capsules? This is for you! Comes with a three-course meal, a deluxe companion and much more. a3000 Credits
Luxury Elite Bar Capsule
A luxury bar in a capsule. Bartender required and not included. a10000 Credits
KA White Tracer Rounds Mod
A modkit that makes your KA's projectile flight path visible, in a white color. a100 Credits
KA Adjustable Tracer Rounds Mod
A modkit that makes your KA's projectile flight path visible. Use in hand to cycle between colors. a150 Credits
Super KA Chassis Mod
A modkit that makes your KA look yellow, like one of the no longer existing Super-Kinetic Accelerators. a250 Credits
Hyper KA Chassis Mod
A modkit that makes your KA look orange, like one of the no longer existing Hyper-Kinetic Accelerators. a300 Credits
KA Range Mod
A modkit that increases your KA's range by 1. a1000 Credits
KA Damage Mod
A modkit that increases your KA's damage by 10. a1000 Credits
KA Cooldown Mod
A modkit that reduces your KA's cooldown by 0.25 seconds. a1000 Credits
KA AoE Damage Mod
A modkit that makes your KA hit in a 3x3 AoE, dealing 20% of the original damage per modkit. a2000 Credits
Mining Drone
This helpful little guy goes around collecting loose ore so you don't have to. Will drop its haul when you hit it with the mining scanner. Clicking on it with an empty hand will toggle it between ore collection and wildlife fighting mode, where it will attack xenos with its built-in kinetic accelerator and drill. Will not pick up sand with no nearby ore around, for some reason. Comes with an upgraded welding tool if redeemed via voucher. It cannot be repaired while it is fighting. It can be further upgraded with special modules bought from the vending machine to increase its effectiveness. a500 Credits
Drone: Melee Upgrade
Increases the Drone's melee damage. a400 Credits
Drone: Health Upgrade
Increases the Drone's health. a400 Credits
Drone: Ranged Upgrade
Decreases the Drone's ranged weapon's cooldown. a600 Credits
Drone: AI Upgrade
Installs a high tech AI into the Drone (grants a ghost control over the Drone). a1000 Credits

RnD Gear[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of advance items that can be acquired only from RnD, using a combination of minerals and high tech research.

RnD Gear
Item Description
Mining Drill
Can be acquired early on from RnD. It's twice as fast as the standard Pickaxe but is quickly superseded by better variants and is expensive for what it gives.
Diamond Tipped Mining Drill
Very powerful drill, able to almost instantly mine mineral walls. Very expensive in terms of Diamonds needed to produce however.
Sonic Jackhammer
The epitome of mining. Can practically instantly mine through rock and walls. But it requires three times the Diamonds of a Diamond Tipped Drill.
KA Triggerguard Mod
A modkit that will allow species that cannot normally fire guns to use the KA, such as golems and hulks.
KA Range Mod
A modkit that increases your KA's range by 1.
KA Damage Mod
A modkit that increases your KA's damage by 10.
KA Cooldown Mod
A modkit that reduces your KA's cooldown by 0.25 seconds.
KA AoE Mining Mod
A modkit that makes your KA mine rocks in a 3x3 AoE. It does not, however, deal AoE damage. You're usually better off carrying a plasma cutter to deal with rocks and keep the KA for combat.
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Plasma Cutter
A fast mining (and welding) tool. Shoots rock-breaking bolts that pierce up to 5 rocks per shot. Rechargeable by inserting plasma ore or sheets into it. Less efficient in combat than a KA, however, and even less when in high pressure.
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Advanced Plasma Cutter
A very fast mining (and welding) tool. Shoots rock-breaking bolts that pierce up to 10 rocks per shot, basically allowing you to pierce rock as fast as you can walk. Rechargeable by inserting plasma ore or sheets into it.
Mining Satchel of Holding
Very cheap mining satchel that can hold an unlimited amount of minerals and ore.
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Night Vision Mesons
These glasses work like normal mesons, but they can see perfectly in the darkness negating the need for flashlights.

All of this gear is printed out at the supply department protolathe.

The Ores[edit | edit source]

These are what you should be looking out for, generally try and get a good mix of the more exotic ore types. Iron ore is ok but it sells for little and is highly abundant on the station already.

Name Wall Raw Ore Money Reward Value Processed Ore Frequency Uses
Iron Ironwall.png Ironore.png 1 Metal.png Very Common For just about everything.
Sand Minefloor.png Sandore.png 1
Very Common For making glass, which has a plethora of station applications. Activate sand in your hand to make sandstone bricks. These can be used to make dirt which can be used to grow plants.
Plasma Plasmawall.png Plasmaore.png 15 Plasmadone.png Common Ship sheets back to Centcom for bonus money to the cargo budget.
Silver Silverwall.png Silverore.png 16 Silverdone.png Semi-Common Making dosh, mechs, and researching Bluespace.
Gold Goldwall.png Goldore.png 18 Golddone.png Semi-Common For making various electronics or pimping out Beepsky.
Titanium Titaniumrock.png Titaniumore.png 30 Titaniumdone.png Uncommon For high-tech mechs or R&D components. Also for building shuttle walls and floors.
Uranium Uraniumwall.png Uraniumore.png 30 Uraniumdone.png Uncommon For making you radioactive (notice: no joke, this shit is deadly as a wall or a door). Delicious cocktails.
Diamond Diamondwall.png Diamondore.png 50 Diamonddone.png Rare For making mech parts, among other industrial uses.
Bluespace Crystal BluespaceCrystalWall.png Bluespace Crystal.png 50 BS polycrystal.png Rare These crystals can be used in various ways. Give them to science to increase bluespace science, hold onto them to use as a risk free jaunter, or throw them at people to make them teleport randomly (often into space.)
Bananium Bananimumwall.png Bananimumore.png 60 Bananiumdone.png HONK! A rare and unusual mineral found exclusively in clown-controlled space. Used only for the H.O.N.K. mech and other clownlike items. Absolutely Cursed
Gibtonite Gibtonitewall.gif Gibtoniteore.png N/A Uncommon For trolling miners blowing shit up, whether they be solid asteroid or other things. Hitting it with your mining tools will start a chain reaction. If you don't stop the reaction with your mining scanner in time, the gibtonite will explode. If you do, you can mine the ore, pick it up (you need both hands free) and use it as an explosive. The closer the gibtonite was to exploding before defused, the more potent its power. Cannot be forged or turned in to the Ore Redemption Machine Ore Redemption Machine, so don't bring any of this to the station or else you'll be arrested ignored by security because they don't know what the hell it is. Gibtonite can be used to craft a Chemical Payload ChemPayload.gif.

How to obtain Gibtonite: Hit ore, count to 8 flashes of the ore then hit it with your scanner. Gibtonite varies in the number of reactions it has, so you may get lower quality ore. Use 2 of the 0 reaction ores (the most potent) to blow open the AI core and make it cry at it's malf failure!

Who Needs What[edit | edit source]

Miners don't have to deliver ores directly to departments -- they can if they want, or if those bastards are too lazy to leave their fortress of autism science -- but it never hurts to know what to aim for.

  • Scientists at least a bit of every ore. In exchange, they may give you upgrades for your Kinetic Accelerator, a Plasma Cutter, a Mining Satchel of Holding, and, if you're lucky, Night Vision Meson Scanners or a Bag of Holding!
  • Roboticists need diamond, uranium, silver and gold for building mech parts. Give them enough and you've indirectly helped out most of the departments on the station if the Roboticists are competent enough to build helpful stompy mechs for everybody! Too bad the lavaproof Firefighter is the only good mech for mining.
  • The Quartermaster may want mineral sheets to trade them in for bonus supply credits. Plasma in particular is both common and valuable.
  • Everybody could always use more iron, glass and plasteel, but especially Roboticists and Station Engineers.
  • The Chemist and Xenobiologist will all appreciate having extra plasma.
  • A competent Virologist can use several sheets of uranium to create incredibly powerful healing viruses that let you heal out of crit in two seconds.
  • A Clown with Bananium is a grateful and dangerous ally.
  • The Bartender can use a few sheets of uranium or iron to craft some of his rarest cocktails.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Always go with at least two other people when mining. Not only can you mine faster together, the chance that they could both be 'lings/traitors is rather low. Pickaxe to the skull tends to put down most people.
  • You can view the contents of a mining satchel as if it were a backpack.
  • Middle mouse click swaps your hand, allowing you to shoot minerals and grat them with the satchel quickly.
  • Minebots are great at distracting monsters. Just walk near and bash the distracted target with your drill. They can take quite a beating. Plus they collect all the crap gibtonite leaves when it detonates.
  • The Proto-kinetic Accelerator can destroy electrified grilles without needing a pair of insulated gloves.
  • The Proto-kinetic Accelerator will obliterate a space carp in one hit while in space.
  • You can dual wield PKAs. Use harm intent to fire both at once.
  • The Executive Officer may reward you with all access if you resurrect Ian. Also, sometimes the Research Director will reward you for a pet gold grub.
  • If you're expecting trouble on the station, consider taking out a window on the mining shuttle before you return to make a quick getaway so you're not trapped like a rat in a cage.
  • The mining drone can be repaired with a welding tool, but not in the middle of a fight.
  • You could alternatively buy the drone, fully upgrade it, give it an AI Module, and tell it to go valid-hunt. A mining drone dragging a bar of soap is surprisingly robust against even changelings.
  • Life improving things:
    • Mining suit upgrade : The Mining jetpack upgrade can make your already fast work even faster by reducing the time you are moving between the ship and asteroid. Plus it's great to have when you need to make a speedy getaway.
    • Augmentations : Augs are VERY useful for miners, as healing with a welder is ultimately easier. Plus they work differently than armor when it comes to protection, instead reducing all brute damage taken by an augmented body part by 5 (4 for burn). Downside : EMP vulnerability.
  • Kinetic accelerators can be used as infinite tools to navigate space, since every time you fire, it'll throw you in the opposite direction.
  • Sentient minebots can very easily be commanded to go help security if there is an imminent threat to the station. Their melee saw is very robust, and works just as well as on all ships. The proto-kinetic accelerator that they are equipped with is very robust when in space.
  • If you dont have a mining satchel of holding, and no ore box, you can deconstruct tables in the library (the curator is probably too busy organizing a game of D&D to really care much) to obtain wooden planks. You can then use these wooden planks to fabricate an ore box.
  • If science hasn't researched Advanced Mining Technology within 10 minutes of the start of the shift, please remind them. There is normally at least 1 single person in science competent enough to do so.

Dead Space[edit | edit source]

A traitorous miner has a lot of advantages. You have a space suit for free right away and a robust pickaxe. Certain minerals you'll find have more "specialized" uses -- uranium structures will irradiate people, plasma can start fires, gibtonite goes boom. You can also buy dangerous "mining" tools and possibly even revive those monsters you've been fighting. As long as you have some mineral wealth or an ore box with you, no one will suspect your presence around the station, even in highly restricted areas like robotics or toxins, and if you are smart enough, you could get a big stompy mech to drill people to death!

Tips for Traitoring[edit | edit source]

  • If you're a miner and you have to kill another miner; there's a really easy way to block communications one way so he can't call for help.
    • Grab a multitool, go to the mining communications room.
    • Use the multi tool on the relay and make sure the relay isn't sending, meaning your headset won't go to people on the station.
    • Kill your target with their shouts for help unheard.
  • More than one uranium wall is hilariously deadly, as they give off a pulse of radiation every couple of seconds. This pulse makes other uranium walls in range pulse as well, and they all run on their own timer.
  • Tiers 0-1-2-3 can gib bodies, remember mining suits take 50% of damage away from bombs, so strip miners you want to make disappear forever first.
  • Ripley is a fairly robust murdering tool, if you can, convince robotics to put a gravity catapult on it. SLAM PEOPLE INTO WALLS. THE SUFFERING NEVER ENDS.
  • Space is your best ally. Your weapons are more lethal in space, and anyone who wants to chase you will need access to a jetpack and EVA gear. Make people fight on your terms by blowing up the station with various Gibtonite charges, or bust in, stun and drag targets into space.
  • You can make a chemical payload container using any shitty bit of gibtonite. This can be useful for making chemical bombs, but it relies on knowing how to obtain specific chemicals that can be robust and accessible to a Miner.

Tips for Culting[edit | edit source]

If you're a miner, you'll find being a cultist a difficult task as the Rocinante blocks all teleportation from any source, meaning cult teleport runes won't work. You'll have to work something out, I suppose.

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