This will show dark lines in asteroids with a core inside it.
I've never seen the dark lines show up.
Fills up a type-9 in an hour or 2... dumps for 200-400m depending on how far you fly to drop your cargo.
I think I’m leaving icy rings behind for tomorrow. This and the fissure strength isn't mentioned either. Holding the pulse wave scanner does nothing different than repeatedly pressing it. Type — In-Game Description Void Opals are a rare and highly profitable Mineral Commodity that can be mined from crackable motherlode asteroids in Icy Planetary Ring Systems.
More examples of what asteroids with minable cores look like - https://imgur.com/a/GmiIKeC, The key thing really is that up close scan. It certainly makes finding them a lot easier.
I've never went after this opal mining thing, I just did Alexandrite as it've had the highest average price, so its a guaranteed result income for my effort no matter where I sell at, and I didn't want to use any third party tools to find a selling spot either.
Cookies help us deliver our Services. In my experience, when you get closer, the asteroid will show dark spots that are a guarantee it has a core. Always worth getting up-close and personal with your target. Barely made 20 mill in 2h.
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Black lines don't always mean it has a core.
I don't know if it's more profitable but I definitely enjoy double painite mining much more that void opal.
40 tons of the bloody stuff. Classification Quitting for the night, but did they nerf void opals today? There will be times when you will see a nice, strongly glowing rock and fire off a prospector, only to discover that there is no core.
Void Opal mining, while lucrative is not easy. Supposing a typical mining run were for 100t, which is typically about 7 cores, and a fabulous hotspot was yielding a core every 30km, with 8km prospected either side (16km wide), then that's 480 km^2 per core, or 3,360km^2 per run.
If a typical hotspot was 15Mm in radius, then there's 210,375 runs in a hotspot. Relogging will not reset the mining location's resources, only time will and it can be up to two days or so before the good asteroids show up again ready to be mined. Putting a high-yield charge in a low strength fissure saves a ton of time placing charges. Elite Dangerous is a space simulator game by Frontier Developments based in the year 3306. I was finding them all over the place.