Mining World

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A Mining World is the site of extensive mineral resource exploitation. It is not a mainworld and is located in a star system with an Industrial World.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

An Mining World is a world involved in the production of goods but not usually from start to finish. Sometimes this involves resource extraction and at other times, the resources are exported, often to an Industrial World. Resource processing, at some level or in some form, is part of the process.

Planetary Characteristics[edit]

The voracious resource appetites of long-established Industrial Worlds make mining worlds a necessary reality.

TC Industrial World Series (Manufacturing) (IISS Scout Handbook, pgs. 490-491)
Type Code Size Atm Hyd Pop Gov Law Remarks
Nonindustrial World Ni -- -- -- 456 -- -- No significant manufacturing sector.
Mining World Mi -- -- -- 23456 -- -- Mining center. Not MW. MW=In.
Preindustrial World Pi -- 012479 -- 78 -- -- Developing manufacturing sector.
Industrial World In -- 012479 -- 9ABC -- -- Significant manufacturing sector.
Ergopolis None -- -- -- ABC+ -- -- Factory world. Silver world.

Probably Planetary Orbit & Climate[edit]

A large number of mining worlds are found starward of the HZ, where many heavy minerals collect during system formation..

World Placement by Zone (IISS Scout Handbook, pgs. 490-491) (← starward) Habitable Zone / HZ] (staraway →)
TC Inner (-) HZ-2 HZ-1 HZ HZ+1 HZ+2 Outer (+) Remote & Far Systems Remarks
Mi Likely Likely Likely Possible Possible Possible Possible Unlikely Mining Worlds are most often found as satellites or within Planetoid Belts.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Many such worlds are aggressively strip mined heedless of environmental concerns. Protest organizations often choose mining worlds or their nearby industrial mother worlds as focuses of their movements.

Very dynamic and quickly growing mining worlds have been known to grow into Industrial Worlds and become re-designated as a Main Worlds.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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