Surface mining is usually done by raking a grabbing claw across the surface or pulling out a section of the asteroid. A shaft mine is normally dug with a mining drill, though some Factions prefer to cut out a section of the surface using a circular saw or chainsaw. Heating can be used on C-type and ice asteroids using a mining laser, which vaporizes rock and ice. Some independent miners (normally those without their own mining ship) are forced to work with handheld tools, toiling deep inside a shaft mine or scratching at the surface.
Contains one miniature and stand.