Space Engineers Walkthrough Mining

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

This Space Engineers walkthrough is divided into 6 total pages.

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Mining

Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 14
Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 14

In order to survive, you will have to get to a nearby asteroid ASAP and start digging it out with your hand-drill. Ores are all visible in Space Engineers through certain textures. In this case, on the very surface is a small deposit of Iron. It has a brownish, smooth texture to it.

Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 15
Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 15

Using your drill will destroy sections of asteroids and make small, floating ore nuggets appear in place of them.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 16

Press (T) to pick them up and they'll be placed in your limited space inventory.

Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 17
Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 17

Finding certain minerals can be very difficult. For example, that tiny small iron spot we had on the surface of this asteroid ended up being a gigantic, inwards-going iron deposit.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 18

The grey stuff outside on asteroids is all stone. You want to avoid picking up any of those "nuggets" as they are useless.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 19

Holding (T) while drilling will make your job a whole lot easier as It will automatically pick up any ingots that happen to spawn at your cursor following the destruction of an asteroid section.

Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 20
Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 20

I recommend making a small tunnel before making an 360 expansion bubble as nuggets tend to not only bounce around but also drift off.

Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 21
Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 21

Just don't make too much of a complicated tunnel network. You'll need to find yourself out with regular intervals to supply your suit with power.

Power is drained faster by both using the jetpack (necessary for manouvering) and your hand-drill.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 22

Simply hold (T) at the medstation to refill said power.

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