How to mine for ore in EVE Echoes

Miners can make a huge profit.

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EVE Echoes brings the massive space fairing MMO game, EVE, to mobile devices. It’s a sandbox game where a lot of what you do in the game has you flying around in space, attempting to survive and expand your available resources. One of the things you can do is mine ore, and it can be a lucrative business.

Any ship you fly can obtain ore. However, it would be best if you had a mining laser to do it. You can find it in the high slots, main weapon category. These lasers don’t come cheap, so don’t expect to jump into EVE Echoes being capable of mining within the first few hours. You need to save up a lot of ISK before you can start. The cheapest laser, the MK3 mining laser, costs 40,000 to 50,000 ISK. The price varies on the current market. Once you have enough money to purchase it from the Trading Hub, you’re ready to start mining.

Take your vessel to the nearest asteroid belt. These are some of the best locations to find some of the most highly sought after ore in EVE Echoes. When you arrive, find an asteroid you want to start chipping away and lock onto it. Your mining laser will work far more effectively at a specific range, and it varies depending on what you’re using. Make sure to cross-reference that information when orbiting the asteroid. Feel free to mine the asteroid until you fill your ship’s inventory.

Once finished, remove your vessel from the asteroid and head back to the nearest station to start processing it. The prices of the various ores in EVE Echoes vary, with the market constantly changing based on what players want to purchase. Double-check the market before venturing out to an asteroid to find the ore with the highest value to you to receive the most profits for your time.

Mining can be an extremely lucrative market, but it takes patience. It also takes dedication to remain aware of the current market to maximize your profits. Over time, your mining strategy will change, and you want to try using some of the more mining-centric ships, such as the Venture.