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Old April 23rd, 2004, 09:19 PM
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duran.goodyear wrote:

Though... with the ability to mine asteroid fields, it almost becomes un nessisary to mine planets anymore. I heard somewhere, and I'm completly lacking any source to back me up, so I am not sure how accurate it is... but that there are rocks in our own solar system, that have trillions of dollars worth of iron ore... let alone much more valuable minerals such as tantalum...
But just try to find that asteriod with a rare earth or valuable heavy metal out amongst all that empty space.

Iron/Nickel, that might be easier. I bet the first people to seriously go into space will stake claims on the big asteriods and then just hope for multiple ores being present.
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