Mining is one of the most important activities in EVE Echoes. It allows you to acquire the necessary ores that will allow you to build ships and make money, all with the least amount of investment.
You can start mining using any ship in the game, but this guide will provide you with tips on how to do it in the most effective way. We’ll go over which ores are the best to mine and where, as well as all the steps required to start effectively mining in EVE Echoes.
How to Mine in EVE Echoes
Though you can start mining using any ship available to you, purchasing mining modules will speed things up. Here’s how you do it:
- Go to your local Trade Hub
- Enter the Market menu
- Select Harvest Equipment
- Search for Mining Laser equipment
The two best mining modules are MK3 Miner and MK5 Miner, which cost 50,000 ISK to 150,000 ISK each.
Mining modules still require a carrier of sorts, which could be frigate ships with huge cargo capacities, such as Heron, or destroyer ships, such as Cormorant, which can carry up to three mining lasers.
However, the best choice for mining is the Venture frigate. It has special bonuses for its ore, such as increases to how much ore is extracted. According to Eve Online Ships, it has the following attributes:
Mining Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
- 5% bonus to Mining yield
- 5% reduction in Gas Cloud Harvesting duration
- 100% bonus to Mining and Gas Cloud Harvesting yield
- 2+ bonus to ship warp core strength
Regardless of the ship you choose, follow these steps to start mining in EVE Echoes:
- Warp to an Asteroid Belt
- Undock and check for anomalies in your area
- Lock onto the closest asteroid
- Activate your mining lasers
Be sure to get to at least 15-kilometers away from an asteroid before activating your mining laser (the maximum range for an MK3 mining laser).
Let your cargo hold fill with ore, and return to the station for offloading.
If you can’t afford mining modules, then you can use mining drones, but these are a lot slower and yield less ore than the modules. You also need to get very close to the asteroid when mining with drones.
There are six types of mining drones in EVE Echoes:
- Civilian Mining Drone
- Mining Drone I
- Mining Drone II
- Augmented Mining Drone
- Harvester Mining Drone
- Excavator Mining Drone
Excavators are the best and yield the most ore, but these can only be carried by the Rorqual industrial ships.
Follow these steps to start mining with drones in EVE Echoes:
- Get as close to the asteroid as possible
- Launch your mining drones
- Select “Mine Repeatedly” command in the drone menu
- Wait for the drones to return to your ship to unload the ore
There are 16 different types of ores in EVE Echoes. Each has different purposes, and while some can be found everywhere, others have specific locations.
|Pyroxeres||Amarr and Caldari 0.9 (or below) space|
|Plagioclase||Caldari 0.7 (or below) space |
Minmatar and Gallente 0.9 (or below) space
|Omber||Gallente and Minmatar 0.7 (or below) space|
|Kernite||Amarr 0.7 (or below) space |
Caldari and Minmatar 0.4 (or below) space
|Jaspet||Amarr and Gallente 0.4 (or below) space|
|Hemorphite||Amarr and Gallente 0.2 (or below) space|
|Hedbergite||Caldari and Minmatar 0.2 (or below) space|
|Gneiss||Amarr and Minmatar 0.0 (or below) space|
|Dark Ochre||Caldari and Gallente 0.0 (or below) space|
|Spodumain||0.0 (or below) space (except Gallente)|
|Crokite||0.0 (or below) space (except Minmatar)|
|Arkonor||0.0 (or below) space (except Caldari)|
|Bistot||All 0.0 (or below) space|
|Mercoxit||All 0.0 (or below) space|
How to Sell Ore in EVE Echoes
You can sell extra ore at ITC stations, and you can locate the closest ITC station by following these steps:
- Open the Stargate map
- Press the “Browse” button
- Select “Stations” tab
- Choose the “ITC Station” option
Dock at the closest station and follow these steps to sell your ore:
- Open the menu in the upper left corner
- Select “Inventory” tab
- Go to “Item Hangar“
- Select the type of ore you want to sell
- Tap the “Sell” button
- Choose the quantity you wish to sell
- Confirm transaction
It is also recommended to check different stations for prices, as these may vary greatly. Try to sell your ore at the highest price possible.
Now that you know how to start mining in EVE Echoes, you’re well on your way building more ships and earning more money. For more tips, be sure to check out our related EVE Online guides here.