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The Ten Ton Hammer Ore Mining Chart

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What follows is an in-depth look at the different types of ore in EVE Online, the security status of the zone in which you're most likely to find a desirable quantity of the ore, and the maximum mineral makeup (with refining and refinery capacity at max. skill level) of the ore in question. While each type of ore may appear in zones with a security status less than the max in the ore's corresponding range, they're no guarantees. Generally, asteroids grow in quantity and quality as you get deeper and deeper into low security space.

Ore
Yield Bonus

Units per cubic meter

Min. to Refine

Highest Security Zone Found In

Tritanium
Pyerite
Mexallon
Isogen
Nocxium
Zydrine
Megacyte
Morphite
Veldspar
+ 0%
0.1
333
0.8 - 1.0
100%*
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Concentrated Veldspar
+ 5%
Dense Veldspar
+ 10%
Scordite
+ 0%
0.15
333
0.8 - 1.0
67.0%
33.0%
--
--
--
--
--
--
Condensed Scordite
+ 5%
Massive Scordite
+ 10%
Pyroxeres
+ 0%
0.3
333
0.5 - 0.7
81%
6%
12%
2%
--
--
--
--
Solid Pyroxeres
+ 5%
Viscous Pyroxeres
+ 10%
Plagioclase
+ 0%
0.35
333
0.8 - 1.0
25%
50%
25%
--
--
--
--
--
Azure Plagioclase
+ 5%
Rich Plagioclase
+ 10%
Omber
+ 0%
0.6
500
0.5 - 0.7
42%
16%
--
42%
--
--
--
--
Silvery Omber
+ 5%
Golden Omber
+ 10%
Kernite
+ 0%
1.2
400
0.5 - 0.7
25%
--
50%
25%
--
--
--
--
Luminous Kernite
+ 5%
Fiery Kernite
+ 10%
Jaspet
+ 0%
2
500
0.3 - 0.5
20%
20%
40%
--
20%
<1%
--
--
Pure Jaspet
+ 5%
Pristine Jaspet
+ 10%
Hemorphite
+ 0%
3
500
0.0 - 0.3
24%
--
--
24%
48%
4%
--
--
Vivid Hemorphite
+ 5%
Radiant Hemorphite
+ 10%
Hedbergite
+ 0%
3
500
0.0 - 0.3
--
--
--
65%
32%
3%
--
--
Vitric Hedbergite
+ 5%
Glazed Hedbergite
+ 10%
Gneiss
+ 0%
5
400
0.0
20%
--
20%
40%
--
20%
--
--
Iridescent Gneiss
+ 5%
Prismatic Gneiss
+ 10%
Dark Ochre
+ 0%
8
400
0.0
72%
14%
--
--
--
14%
--
--
Onyx Ochre
+ 5%
Obsidian Ochre
+ 10%
Spodumain
+ 0%
16
250
0.0
72%
14%
--
--
--
--
14%
--
Bright Spodumain
+ 5%
Gleaming Spodumain
+ 10%
Crokite
+ 0%
16
250
0.0
25%
--
--
--
25%
50%
--
--
Sharp Crokite
+ 5%
Crystalline Crokite
+ 10%
Bistot
+ 0%
16
200
0.0
--
25%
--
--
--
50%
25%
--
Triclinic Bistot
+ 5%
Monoclinic Bistot
+ 10%
Arkonor
+ 0%
16
200
0.0
38%
--
--
--
--
21%
41%
--
Crimson Arknor
+ 5%
Prime Arknor
+ 10%
Mercoxit
+ 0%
40
250
0.0
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
100%
Magma Mercoxit
+ 5%
Vitreous Mercoxit
+ 10%
REFINED MINERAL PRICE PER UNIT IN ISK**
1.82
4.81
16.07
119.74
330.86
3634.36
4193.84
17472.38

* - Bold percentages indicate that this ore is most efficient to mine if you want the most refined mineral per haul.
** - Mineral prices are as reported in the Matari Price Index (http://www.evegeek.com/mineralindex.php), Dec. 4th, 2005.


Thanks to Karl Bohrman and the other folks in this thread for help in figuring the security info, and Lachenlaud (with his amazingly huge spreadsheet!) at goi-eve.com for the means to take a stab at the percentages.

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