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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.
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.
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