"I spend all my days going down to the mine..." -Matt Anderson, Coal Mining Blues
Ore Sites by Moon Master Jaxan Brax
In normal space each system has several asteroid belts that one can warp to at any time and go mining. Wormholes have absolutely no asteroid belts whatsoever and instead of ore anomalies that randomly spawn like other sites in the solar system.
Ore anomalies do not need to be scanned-down and can be freely warped to by default. Mining in ore sites is also an excellent way to bait fights. Like gas sites, ore sites will eventually spawn hostile rats once triggered.
All ore site anomalies are called "deposits" in the Probe Scanner window except for the Shattered Debris Field.
The Infrequent Core Deposit, Rarified Core Deposit, and Shattered Debris Field are coveted as they are the only ore sites that contain Mercoxit. The Shattered Debris Field found only within Shattered Wormholes is highly coveted as it contains the +10% yield variant of the natural ores.
Ore Site Table
|Deposit||Quantity & NPC Enemy|
|Common Perimeter||5||Emergent Patroller|
|Ordinary Perimeter||3||Emergent Patroller|
|Average Frontier||3||Emergent Patroller|
|Unexceptional Frontier||1||Emergent Escort|
|Exceptional Core||1||Sleepless Sentinel|
|Infrequent Core||2||Awakened Defender|
|Isolated Core||1||Awakened Watchman|
|Rarified Core||1||Sleepless Sentinel|
|Uncommon Core||1||Awakened Escort|
|Unusual Core||2||Awakened Patroller|
|Shattered Debris Field||2||Emergent Defender|
Ore and Mineral Yield Table
Of the eight minerals in the game, only certain ores have the highest reprocessing yields of these minerals per cubic meter. Mercoxit, unlike other ores, requires the Deep Core Mining skill trained to level one to mine.
|Mineral||Highest Yields / m3|
|Tritanium||Dense Veldspar (+10%); Concentrated Veldspar (+5%); Veldspar|
|Pyerite||Massive Scordite (+10%); Condensed Scordite (+5%); Scordite|
|Mexallon||Prismatic Gneiss (+10%); Iridescent Gneiss (+5%); Gneiss|
|Isogen||Obsidian Ochre (+10%); Onyx Ochre (+5%); Ochre|
|Nocxium||Crystalline Crokite (+10%); Sharp Crokite (+5%); Crokite|
|Zydrine||Monoclinic Bistot (+10%); Triclinic Bistot (+5%); Bistot|
|Megacyte||Prime Arkonor (+10%); Crimson Arkonor (+5%); Arkonor|
|Morphite||Vitreous Mercoxit (+10%); Magma Mercoxit (+5%); Mercoxit|