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8th May '17 12:15:25 PM Leporidae
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* The ship that lands on Halley's Comet in Creator/DavidBrin & Creator/GregoryBenford novel Literature/HeartOfTheComet isn't just there to mine for valuable material -- it's full of scientists who want to study the makeup of the comet and what it can tell them about the formation of the solar system.
4th May '17 1:41:18 AM SebastianGray
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the alien race called the Demiurg mostly live in massive ''Stronghold''-class cityships, and tend to survive by asteroid mining. Quite fitting, as they are basically [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarfs]] [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the The ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' GaidenGame ''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic'' includes an alien race called the Demiurg who mostly live in massive ''Stronghold''-class cityships, [[MobileFactory factory ships]], and tend to survive by asteroid mining. Quite fitting, as they are basically [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarfs]] [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
27th Apr '17 9:42:06 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stars}}'', any unoccupied planet (or planet occupied by an Alternate Reality race) can be mined for materials, and it is practically necessary to do so.
16th Apr '17 12:26:01 PM nombretomado
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* Asteroid miners in the ''SpaceEmpires'' games take the form of automated robots.

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* Asteroid miners in the ''SpaceEmpires'' ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'' games take the form of automated robots.
9th Apr '17 10:21:54 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' [[LegoThemes LEGO theme]].

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* The ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' [[LegoThemes LEGO theme]].''Toys/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.



* ''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.
13th Dec '16 1:35:32 PM Xtifr
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* In Jerry Pournelle's short story "Tinker", the Asteroid Belt is dominated by a consortium of multiplanetary corporations. In a subversion of the genre, [[AuthorAppeal the corporations are the good guys and the rugged, individualistic asteroid miners are the bad guys]].

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* In Jerry Pournelle's Creator/JerryPournelle's short story "Tinker", the Asteroid Belt is dominated by a consortium of multiplanetary corporations. In a subversion of the genre, [[AuthorAppeal the corporations are the good guys and the rugged, individualistic asteroid miners are the bad guys]].
9th Nov '16 10:36:40 AM nombretomado
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* Spacely's Orbiting Ore Asteroid from ''[[TheJetsons Jetsons]]: TheMovie''. The plant is fully automated, so there aren't actual miners, however.

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* Spacely's Orbiting Ore Asteroid from ''[[TheJetsons ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]: TheMovie''. The plant is fully automated, so there aren't actual miners, however.
4th Oct '16 5:12:57 AM Bissek
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* The novel ''On to the Asteroid'' has a private company send an automated drive system to an asteroid with the intent of shifting the asteroid from its original orbit to a lunar orbit, which would make mining it economically feasible. Unfortunately, the drive breaks down during a maneuver, causing the asteroid to end up on a collision course with Earth.
26th Sep '16 8:41:56 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/AllianceUnion Heavy Time]]'' by Creator/CJCherryh. Mining of the asteroid belt of Earth's solar system is a critical part of the economy in the 24th century.

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* ''[[Literature/AllianceUnion Heavy Time]]'' ''Literature/HeavyTime'' by Creator/CJCherryh. Mining of the asteroid belt of Earth's solar system is a critical part of the economy in the 24th century.
24th Sep '16 4:13:58 AM kclantern1984
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*"Big Ty's Ride" by Joe Bethancourt.
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