- We round up everything you need to know about Eve Echoes mining.
- The best Ores to mine and where to find them.
Being that EVE Echoes is just a scaled-down version of EVE Online, there are plenty of things to do. But be careful, there’s an ever-hungry money machine riding your back. It’s a PvP game, and you can and will lose ships and gear. You need ISK to replace that stuff, but how do you get it?
Mining in EVE Echoes is one of those ways. Mining can be an extremely lucrative market, but it will take time to master and learn the economy. As the game ages, the metagame will mature. Paying attention to the market and what players are building and buying is a good clue. You don’t want to be stuck with Ore no one can use. If you get into manufacturing, this becomes even more important. You have to keep an eye on what ships and modules players are using so you know what to build.
And since the economy is so fresh and ripe for plundering, expect to make nice returns even for low effort. Although, as the in-game economy normalizes, there will be more competition and less return to go around.
Mining in EVE Echoes: How to Mine
Just like in EVE Online, you need tools to mine. In this case, you need a Mining Laser equipped to your ship. While dokced in a market system, make sure to purchase one for your ship and put it into your fitting.
Mining Lasers have an optimal range, so you need to be inside of the listed range on the weapon to be able to hit your target. Once you land in the belt, choose an asteroid, and click Lock. From there you can mine for Ore until you run out of cargo space. Head back to the station and process it once you have a full load. You will find processed Ore as Minerals in your inventory.
What Ore do you mine? That’s a tougher question. Sure, you can pursue the ore and mineral in your local system, but the starting systems will already be clogged with players looking to mine. It’s better to remember the opportunity cost. The time you spend chasing asteroid spawns in a crowded system can also be spent traveling to a less crowded area.
You’re also somewhat limited in what you can fly. Ships in the Industrial classes have larger cargo holds and can potentially mine more Ore quicker, but Mining in EVE Echoes carries many risks. An Industrial ship is much weaker in combat, and could easily get taken out. If you’re venturing into LowSec or NullSec systems in pursuit of the rarest Ores, you better bring backup in the form of combat ships to ward off attackers.
EVE Echoes Ore List
- Veldspar: Tritanium (1.0 to -1.0 sec)
- Scordite: Tritanium and Pyerite (1.0 to -1.0 sec)
- Plagiocase: Tritanium, Pyerite, and Mexallon (0.8 to 0.3 sec)
- Omber: Tritanium, Pyerite, and Isogen (0.6 to 0.3 sec)
- Kernite: Tritanium, Mexallon, Isogen (0.6 to 0.1 sec)
- Pyroxeres: Tritanium, Pyerite, Mexallon, and Nocxium (0.4 to -1.0 sec)
- Hemorphite: Tritanium, Isogen, Nocxium, and Zydrine (0.2 to -1.0 sec)
- Dark Ochre: Tritanium, Nocxium, and Isogen (0.4 to -1.0 sec)
- Gneiss: Pyerite, Mexallon, and Isogen (0.4 to -1.0 sec)
- Jaspet: gives Mexallon, Nocxium, and Zydrine (0 to -1.0 sec)
- Crokite: gives Tritanium, Nocxium, and Zydrine (-0.2 to -1.0 sec)
VERY RARE ORES
- Bisot: gives Pyerite, Zydrine, and Megacyte (-0.4 to -1.0 sec)
- Arkonor: gives Tritanium, Mexallon, Megacyte (-0.6 to -1.0 sec)
- Mercoxit: gives Morphite (-0.8 to -1.0 sec)
- Hedbergite: gives Pyerite, Isogen, Nocxium, and Zydrine (0 to -1.0 sec)
- Spodumain: gives Tritanium, Pyerite, Mexallon, Isogen (0.2 to -1.0 sec)
What to do With Ore
Easy, use it. What you do depends on what you’re doing with the rest of your time in the game. If you’re just looking to make easy money, going for pure yield is best. This means hunting down Compressed Ore. Compressed Ore is a random spawn out in the game world. You will know it from the Asteroid with Compressed in the name. Ore mined from these Asteroids takes up much less space in your cargo hold.
If you’re into manufacturing, Pyroxeres will yield all different varieties of basic minerals, although in smaller quantities compared to NullSec Ore. This means you’re going to want to spend time in 0.4 to -1 security status systems. These are much more dangerous than normal HighSec, so come prepared to fight.
Manufacturers may even buy your Ore if you’re a solid miner or part of a group. Make some friends and you have many more options to choose from.