Mining Crystals

Arkonor Mining Crystal I

Arkonor Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Arkonor Mining Crystal II

Arkonor Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Bistot Mining Crystal I

Bistot Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Bistot Mining Crystal II

Bistot Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Crokite Mining Crystal I

Crokite Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Crokite Mining Crystal II

Crokite Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Dark Ochre Mining Crystal I

Dark Ochre Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Dark Ochre Mining Crystal II

Dark Ochre Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Gneiss Mining Crystal I

Gneiss Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Gneiss Mining Crystal II

Gneiss Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Hedbergite Mining Crystal I

Hedbergite Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Hedbergite Mining Crystal II

Hedbergite Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Hemorphite Mining Crystal I

Hemorphite Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Hemorphite Mining Crystal II

Hemorphite Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Jaspet Mining Crystal I

Jaspet Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Jaspet Mining Crystal II

Jaspet Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Kernite Mining Crystal I

Kernite Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Kernite Mining Crystal II

Kernite Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Mercoxit Mining Crystal I

Mercoxit Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Mercoxit Mining Crystal II

Mercoxit Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Omber Mining Crystal I

Omber Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Omber Mining Crystal II

Omber Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Plagioclase Mining Crystal I

Plagioclase Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Plagioclase Mining Crystal II

Plagioclase Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Pyroxeres Mining Crystal I

Pyroxeres Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Pyroxeres Mining Crystal II

Pyroxeres Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Scordite Mining Crystal I

Scordite Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Scordite Mining Crystal II

Scordite Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Spodumain Mining Crystal I

Spodumain Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Spodumain Mining Crystal II

Spodumain Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Veldspar Mining Crystal I

Veldspar Mining Crystal I A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Veldspar Mining Crystal II

Veldspar Mining Crystal II A custom-cut frequency crystal whose refractive qualities are specifically suited to boosting...

Contents

Mining crystals

Mining crystals are mounted in Strip mining lasers to increase the effectiveness of the strip miners for a specific ore type.

Comparing a Modulated Strip mining Laser II with crystals against a Tech 1 Strip mining Laser gives the following results in m3 mined

  • Tech 1 crystals give a 8.34% bonus
  • Tech 2 crystals give a 16.17% bonus

A Modulated Strip Mining Laser II without mining crystals mine less than their tech 1 counterpart.

Limitations

Most mining crystals are used in Modulated Strip Mining Laser II's, this means that they can only be used with ships that can fit Strip miners, Mining barges and Exhumers.

The Modulated Deep Core Miners & Modulated Deep Core Strip Miners also allow the use of crystals, though this is only effective for mining Mercoxit.

Skills

To use any crystals you'll need the skills:

  • Refining 4
  • (Ore type) Refining 1 (Tech1) or 4 (Tech2)

This excludes the skill requirements required for flying mining barges and using strip miner IIs.

Damage

Mining crystals have a limited lifespan. This is expressed in the damage a crystal recieves when being used. Damage does not affect the effectiveness of a crystal, but once enough damage is accumulated the crystal is destroyed.

There is a 20% chance the crystal will take damage at the end of any cycle. When this happens a crystal takes 0.025 damage. The damage is unrepariable and once the total accumulated damage is 1, the crystal is destroyed.

With a cycle time of three minutes, on average the crystal will last about 10 hours before being completely destroyed. It is possible to refine damaged crystals up to 0.975 damage and get back the full minerals used to build it (minus refining waste and tax).