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Resources can be collected from asteroids that orbit the sun in many systems, these are sources of valuable resources and the mining vessels can be linked to a local space base to offload the mined resource.
Asteroids are split up into 3 size categories (Not found the exact cross over yet, numbers are rough estimate based on observations.)
Small = 0-25 Million
Medium = 25-70 Million
Large = 70+ Million
The larger the size of the asteroid the higher the mining rate will be, for example a constructor will have a mining rate of 170 for a small Bonatium asteroid, 210 for a medium Bonatium asteroid and 280 for a large Bonatium asteroid . The mining rate can be further increased by using a more efficient miner with the final increase depending upon the type of resource being mined.
For example a ARX mining the same Bonatium asteroids would see a mining rate of 1416 for a small, 1750 for a medium and 2333 for a large.