Mining is one of the most lucrative careers in EVE. As a miner, you are the backbone of the EVE universe. Every ship or item in EVE is manufactured with the minerals refined from the ore that you mine. Without you, there would not be an economy in EVE. You will always be needed and with the help of this book, you will be able to enjoy wealth and prosperity that few can match.
Like everything else in EVE, you will have the most success if you build your mining career alongside other players. However it is possible for you, with the knowledge and understanding of the mining profession, to enjoy the same level of success as a solo miner. In this chapter we will be focusing on being a solo miner. If you would like to join up with others, then give Chapter 7, I Can Has Friends a read first.