Deep space mining is really a hoot, boring as all get out but a hoot still the same.
Have a cutter rigged for deep space with 256 ton capability. I carry a LOT of limpets for the long haul.
Went scouting recently and found quite a few promising rings with hotspots so I am now out bound to visit them. I have my first system...
Andvarities... 62.74 ly from shinrarta. it is occupied space but I had no troubles with the local inhabitants.
I found a SERENDIBITE hotspot and walked away with 36 tons. This is a common area so you need to work a little to find the cores.
Here is the fun part: Now I use WOLF 359 - powell high ( large base station) as my home for turning in my load. BECAUSE of this:
really great prices....
bonitoite ...... 1,175,372/ton
low temp diamonds..... 709,702/ton
monazite ......... 329,137/ton
void opals..... 1,658939/ton
These are Tremendous payouts.... there are other places that offer a little more or about the same .
Now after picking up my little load, I moved on ( feel free to mine , I won't be coming back) and have a variety of these minerals in my hold and still have 412 limpets available to use. I am barely getting started. I figure I have about 50 mil accumulated and am headed to void opals on my next stop.....
Now I have found out that if you can find the center cores, your likely to get a large amount of valuables but don't neglect the regular mining... they are out there in vast numbers.
Drawback is when I jump into a new system.. there is always someone to meet you. I just met and whopped a brace of pirates who wanted my hard earned loot. They are no longer a problem until I jump into another system..
Come on and jump in but realize deep space mining is a long haul activity that is truly rewarding at the return.
See you in the deep.
"I WISH I WAS A SPACEMAN, THE FASTEST GUY ALIVE" BUT I AINT .
with apology to fireball XL-5.