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So I just landed a rover with a surface scanner on Minimus, and it says 13.01% ore. Is that a lot? How much should I be looking for when trying to start a mining base?

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2 hours ago, bewing said:

Any non-zero number is good enough. With a minimum of attention, in a couple weeks you will have enough fuel for multiple interplanetary flights.

 

I think maybe it's been awhile since you drilled. There has to be a minimum amount (I think like 4 or 5 percent?), or you will receive the dreaded "insufficient ore concentration" message when you hit the surface harvester. This means you parked in the wrong spot.

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Also, definitely don't tip over. Just sayin' ...not like it just happened to me or anything. :sealed:

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...at least 2 of the drills are still working. Good thing I landed on a hill! Although...that may have played into the tipping over bit now that I think about it.

 

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37 minutes ago, Rocket In My Pocket said:

Also, definitely don't tip over. Just sayin' ...not like it just happened to me or anything. :sealed:

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...at least 2 of the drills are still working. Good thing I landed on a hill! Although...that may have played into the tipping over bit now that I think about it.

 

You gotta spread the landing gear out man!

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Also, what's that thing supposed to do when it's done?  I don't see any way for it to get to orbit.  You got a massive landcrawler that scoops them up like crap traps?

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24 minutes ago, Geonovast said:

Also, what's that thing supposed to do when it's done?  I don't see any way for it to get to orbit.  You got a massive landcrawler that scoops them up like crap traps?

Nah it's just for a contract. Didn't specify a need to bring the Ore any where, just to mine it up.

24 minutes ago, Geonovast said:

You gotta spread the landing gear out man!

Yeah lol...I was sort of still designing it and took it for a test flight...and it was going well so...y'know. I ended up at the Mun landing it with no prior saves; as one does.

Then I massively flubbed it up by landing on what I thought was a "slight" incline. I'm fairly confident it can still complete it's intended contract though...at least, I hope.

If not, the next one will most assuredly have a wider stance lol! (that or I'll send someone up there to tip it back upright...)

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