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15th Apr '16 4:05:55 AM aye_amber
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* ''LegoRockRaiders'', and the sets it's based on, features a team of miners who are on their way home from another planet when their ship gets hit by an asteroid [[FromBadToWorse and]] ''sucked into a wormhole to another galaxy''. They then have to mine a nearby DeathWorld for Energy Crystals to power their ship and get home. It's essentially a fun {{Troperiffic}} take on the whole AsteroidMiners concept, with some SpaceWestern elements thrown in.

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* ''LegoRockRaiders'', ''Franchise/RockRaiders'', and the sets it's based on, features a team of miners who are on their way home from another planet when their ship gets hit by an asteroid [[FromBadToWorse and]] ''sucked into a wormhole to another galaxy''. They then have to mine a nearby DeathWorld for Energy Crystals to power their ship and get home. It's essentially a fun {{Troperiffic}} take on the whole AsteroidMiners concept, with some SpaceWestern elements thrown in.
15th Apr '16 3:53:22 AM aye_amber
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* The ''Toys/RockRaiders'' [[LegoThemes LEGO theme]].

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* The ''Toys/RockRaiders'' ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' [[LegoThemes LEGO theme]].
1st Apr '16 7:32:46 PM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'' plays with the trope, but in this case they're scavengers of a planet's ring system who are looking for alien tech. The protagonist Joshua Calvert starts off this way.

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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'' plays with the trope, but in this case they're scavengers of a planet's ring system who are looking for alien tech. The protagonist Joshua Calvert starts off this way.way, and is [[SalvagePirates nearly killed by fellow scavengers]] who have been killing off the competition.
1st Apr '16 7:31:12 PM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'' plays with the trope, but in this case they're scavengers of a planet's ring system who are looking for alien tech. The protagonist Joshua Calvert starts off this way.
28th Mar '16 7:48:53 PM JackG
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* In ''Seetee Ship'' and ''Seetee Shock'', both by Creator/JackWilliamson, the asteroid miners are the sole remaining champions of individual liberty in a solar system dominated by competing tyrannical nations.

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* In ''Seetee Ship'' and ''Seetee Shock'', both by Creator/JackWilliamson, the asteroid miners are the sole remaining champions of individual liberty in a solar system dominated by competing tyrannical nations. Their discovery of {{antimatter}} that can be mined (albeit with much danger) helps change things.
24th Jan '16 9:35:51 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Dec '15 11:13:49 AM QuantumReality
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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'', residents of the asteroids, who call themselves "Belters", can ship out as part of ice or asteroid mining crews.
8th Dec '15 10:09:23 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Asteroid miners near Ithor in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' [[DugTooDeep dig too deep]] and find {{S|ealedEvilInACan}}pore. This isn't just an AsteroidThicket, it has giant space slugs, too.

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* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
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Asteroid miners near Ithor in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' [[DugTooDeep dig too deep]] and find {{S|ealedEvilInACan}}pore. This isn't just an AsteroidThicket, it has giant space slugs, too.too.
** Anakin and Obi-Wan's investigation into Darth Sidious takes them to an asteroid mining operation in ''Literature/LabyrinthOfEvil''. The Commerce Guild mined out a large asteroid until it was hollow and concave, then set up shop there, using tractor beams to pull in smaller asteroids for dismantling.
26th Nov '15 6:45:05 PM katrinahood
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* The Lobes from the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode ''Compassion Crashin'' work in the baking soda mines of an asteroid belt.
26th Oct '15 10:54:09 PM ghostskull
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* In VideoGame/SpaceStation13, this is the role of the miner. They mine an asteroid near the station for metals to be used to create various and useful items.
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