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Alex S. North / 16 May 3305
Deep Space Mining

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Deep Space Mining
CMDR: Alex S. North
Recording Date: May 16th 3305 15:41 (3302/05/16)
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I feel required to fill in the gap of events between my 'galactic roadtrip' and the latest entry... You see, when I received the Exploration Elite rank from the Pilot's Federation, I decided to go out and make some additional funds for later use. This datapad has been correct on all information so far, so there is no need to doubt the rest of it.
The pad speaks of some locations that contain unusually high painite reserves, even though the whole galaxy is hyped up by Void Opal mining as a get rich quick practice, this painite may not pay out as much per ton, but when the reserves are high enough, filling up a cargo hold with it goes a lot quicker and I found a reserve on the list that is just outside the boundaries of inhabited space, together with a somewhat nearby system that is very interested in the substance.

Now since it's on the edges of bubble, I wouldn't have to worry about messing with the wrong people, it allowed me to keep my nose clean and keep to myself, as there would be little to no other ships in that area, all in all, no lose scenario in the equation, so I bought an Anaconda with the profits from the exploration data, outfitted it for mining and set out.
Boy, was the datapad underselling the profits to be made with these high reserve locations... 140 million credits an hour at minimum, had I used a different ship, like a T9, I would've been able to hit profits up to 250 million per hour! I might do that when I'm in need of extra cash.

I spend a couple of days mining, and boy, did my cargo hold fill up quickly. When I started the mining it was getting pretty late so I only did 2 runs, but the next day after 4 runs I suddenly received an automated message from the Pilot Federation:
"Congratulations, Commander. In recognition of your extraordinary successes the Pilots' Federation has awarded you the rank of Elite."

That was quite the surprise. I restocked on limpits and set back out...
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