Shaft Miner

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Welcome, Shaft Miner, to the wonderful NanoTrasen Mining Operations.

Your Boss

Your superiors are the Head of Personnel, and then the Quartermaster. Generally they won't butt into any of your affairs other than talking over the cargo channel and (if they know what they're doing) attempting to coordinate your efforts for the good of the station.

Chatting it Up

You can talk with all of your mining buddies, as well as the other cargo technicians and the all-important Quartermaster, over the Supply channel using :u or :h.

The Objective

You're here to mine, so get digging! Put on your mining hard-suit (make sure to put a large oxygen tank in your suit storage), check your internals, and cycle yourself out the airlock. Then grab your drill in one hand, click on an ore tile, and pick up the ore with your mining satchel. You can then empty the satchel into an Ore Box, so it's probably best to drag one around with you.

If you prefer heavy machinery, you can use a mining drill to dig into the asteroid for you. This is the only way to get hydrogen.

Once you're full to bursting with ores, drag your crate to the conveyor belt outside of the airlock. From there, you can use the machines and computers to smelt raw ore to its finished state and stack them up to 50-count piles. From there, it's off to wherever those resources need to be, but hopefully you have a Cargo Technician for that. Back to the mines!

Details on how do to your job can be found in the Guide to Mining.

Who Needs What

  • Scientists want a little silver, gold, phoron, uranium, diamond, and solid hydrogen. Refine a little of each for research (5-10 blocks each should do it; 2-5 for the diamond and hydrogen). In exchange, they may give you more advanced mining tools (like a sonic jackhammer), for even faster digging.
  • Roboticists need metal, plasteel, diamond, uranium, silver and gold for building mech parts. Give them enough and you might get a big, fancy machine for your troubles! The Ripley is the best mech for mining.
  • Everybody could always use more metal and glass, but especially Station Engineers.

Scene Advice

As a miner, you have access to a number of locations that you might find useful for your scenes. The most notable of which is the asteroids and other mining sites, far out of view of the rest of the station! These include a variety of cargo facilities, such as the warehouses and landing pads. Your biggest advantage, working in cargo, is that you have access to order a huge array of items that may be useful to your scenes. Whether it is dress up, loads of food or even construction materials to personalise your scenes, they're all just an order away! In addition, you also have the opportunity to help others set up their own scenes by giving them the chance to order such things. The cargo department generally is very relaxed, and you can often slink off to your scene without worrying about any significant disruption.

Jobs on Vorestation


Command Site Manager, Head of Personnel, Head of Security, Chief Engineer, Research Director, Chief Medical Officer
Security Head of Security, Security Officer, Warden, Detective
Engineering Chief Engineer, Engineer, Atmospheric Technician
Cargo Quartermaster, Cargo Technician, Shaft Miner
Medical Chief Medical Officer, Medical Doctor, Paramedic, Psychologist, Chemist,
Science Research Director, Scientist, Roboticist, Xenobiologist
Service & Civilian Intern/Visitor, Bartender, Botanist, Chef, Chaplain, Command Secretary, Janitor, Librarian, Pilot
Station-Bound AI, Cyborg, Maintenance Drone, Personal AI, Ghost, Mouse
ITV Talon Talon Captain, Talon Pilot, Talon Guard, Talon Doctor, Talon Engineer