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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.
13th Sep '16 11:10:24 PM PaulA
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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Earth Unaware]]'' focuses on a Venezuelan clan of free miners whose ship ''El Cavador'' ("the digger" in Spanish) travels through the Kuiper Belt, looking for large enough asteroids to mine. Whenever one is found, the miners use the ship's laser drill to reach valuable pockets, extract them, and load them into unmanned "quickships", which are then sent to the Moon for processing. They are a fairly small clan with a single ship and constantly try to survive in the outskirts of the Solar System, trading with other free miner clans, fighting off SpacePirates, and avoiding mining ships run by {{Mega Corp}}s. As it happens, ''El Cavador'' is the first ship to detect the arrival of the [[InsectoidAliens Formics]]. During the invasion, asteroid miners (both free and corporate) play a key role in thwarting the Formics, since this is prior to the creation of the SpaceNavy, and miners are the only ones with any experience in space combat.

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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Earth Unaware]]'' ''Literature/EarthUnaware'' focuses on a Venezuelan clan of free miners whose ship ''El Cavador'' ("the digger" in Spanish) travels through the Kuiper Belt, looking for large enough asteroids to mine. Whenever one is found, the miners use the ship's laser drill to reach valuable pockets, extract them, and load them into unmanned "quickships", which are then sent to the Moon for processing. They are a fairly small clan with a single ship and constantly try to survive in the outskirts of the Solar System, trading with other free miner clans, fighting off SpacePirates, and avoiding mining ships run by {{Mega Corp}}s. As it happens, ''El Cavador'' is the first ship to detect the arrival of the [[InsectoidAliens Formics]]. During the invasion, asteroid miners (both free and corporate) play a key role in thwarting the Formics, since this is prior to the creation of the SpaceNavy, and miners are the only ones with any experience in space combat.
9th Sep '16 12:13:15 PM Elfkaiser
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* In the lore of ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', the Detritus Ring, the asteroid belt home of the Rogues has asteroid mining going on. In particular is Chunk Braxon III which is a major mining base on one of the larger chunks. They produce some semi-rare ore used in manufacturing of robots that gives Minion Robotics (and therefore the LLC) a stake in protecting the colony. Enough wealth flows through this colony that many notable Rogues frequent here as a mainstay of embezzling, theft, and other dips into the LLC cash flow.
6th Sep '16 2:57:00 AM Vyslante
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* ''{{Celestus}}'' allows you to put mining modules on asteroïds, giving you tons of ressources... for a short time.

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* ''{{Celestus}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Celestus}}'' allows you to put mining modules on asteroïds, giving you tons of ressources... for a short time.
6th Sep '16 2:35:24 AM Vyslante
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* ''{{Celestus}}'' allows you to put mining modules on asteroïds, giving you tons of ressources... for a short time.
12th Aug '16 12:31:40 PM theIndiekid
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** Also in ''Videogame/MassEffect2'', [[spoiler: Legion, a geth]], mentions that they prefer to gain resources this way. It is efficient, as mentioned on the page.
7th Aug '16 1:32:03 PM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander: Privateer'' features mining asteroids as one of the basic locations you can visit. Abandoned ones also act as SpacePirate bases, several of them being relevant to the plot.

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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander: Privateer'' ''VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer'' features mining asteroids as one of the basic locations you can visit. Abandoned ones also act as SpacePirate bases, several of them being relevant to the plot.
19th May '16 4:40:11 AM Fallingwater
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* The backstory for ''DeadSpace'' cranks this up to a whole other level: instead of asteroids, massive capital ships are sent out to crack open and mine ''dead planets''. The plot explores what happens when one of these planets turns out to be less dead than originally thought...
19th May '16 4:35:44 AM Fallingwater
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* A common feature in ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies''. Around one third of the visitable solar systems are classed as "mining" and generally when you get their the Civ-base is cracking open asteroids to get the [[AppliedPhlebotinum 126th element Rez]]. The player can also crack open asteroids to get Rez just on a smaller scale. Also one the large hulled ships is a refitted asteroid cracker.

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* A common feature in ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies''. Around one third of the visitable solar systems are classed as "mining" and generally when you get their there the Civ-base is cracking open asteroids to get the [[AppliedPhlebotinum 126th element Rez]]. The player can also crack open asteroids to get Rez just Rez, but on a smaller scale. Also one of the large hulled large-hulled ships is a refitted asteroid cracker.
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