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Mining Crystals

A mining crystal is loaded in strip mining lasers to increase mining effectiveness for a specific ore type. Here are some examples:

  • with a tech 1 eve mining crystal loaded, a modulated strip miner II gives a 8.34% bonus
  • with a tech 2 eve mining crystal loaded, a modulated strip miner II gives a 16.17% bonus

Most mining crystals can only be used with Modulated Strip Miners II and this means they can only be used with the Eve Ships that can fit modulated strip miners: exhumers and barges.

Mining crystals have a limited lifespan. This is expressed in the damage a mining crystal receives when they are being used. A damaged crystal is not less effective then an undamaged one. However, this damage cannot be repaired and at the end of any mining cycle there is a 20% chance the damage occurs. When this happens a crystal takes 0.025 damage. Once the total is 1, the eve mining crystal is destroyed.
With a mining cycle time of 3 minutes, on average, a crystal will last about 10 hours before being completely consumed.

 

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