Making Mountains of Molehills (1 of 10) - Eve Online Mission Guide

Updated on May 2, 2013

This guide and video walkthrough will cover the Industrial Career arc mission, Making Mountains of Molehills (1 of 10) in the video game MMO, Eve Online. Within you will find information on completing the mission objectives along with rewards and any other relevant details.


"Mine the Veldspar ore in the asteroid field your agent sent you to and bring 999 (99.9m3) units to your agent. "

Mission Type: Mining Encounter

*no enemies*

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A very simple start for the beginning of this career arc, all your tasked with doing is mining some veldspar ore from a lone asteroid at a mission encounter. Your agent only requests that you deliver the unrefined ore itself, and a small enough quantity that it can be easily mined in a rookie ship. If you don't have access to one, you can dock in a station in your pod, where you have no other active ships, and one will be gifted to you, complete with a civilian weapon and mining laser.

Since there are no hostile enemies here, you can swap in another mining laser, forgoing any offensive weaponry for a quicker (slightly) harvest.

If you're looking to make extra isk you can continue to mine the entire asteroid, though doing so in a rookie ship may be a bit of a pain. Since there is no acceleration gate limiting what ships you can bring to the encounter, it is totally possible for higher trained characters to bring in mining barges to quickly strip the resources.

Alternate options also include mining from a asteroid belts which exist in most systems, which is more of a public access spot for mineable ores, though the belts in the rookie systems, especially the higher trafficked ones, tend to be stripped pretty early on in the day. You can also just buy some from the market and turn it in to your agent for a quick completion, as usually some merchants sell items required for the career arc objectives in the systems the arcs take place in. Finally, the business minded might find they want to sell some veldspar they've mined themselves in these systems for the very same reason.

Note: You must harvest at least one partial cycle from the asteroid in your mission encounter to complete the objectives. You don't need a full cycle, so turning your mining laser on and off real quick still counts.

Note 2: Having extra Veldspar from this mission, enough to refine into 750 units of Tritanium, will allow you to complete the next mission's objective instantly.

Mineable Asteroids

1 x Veldspar - 50,000 Units (5,000m3)


  • + 0.3142 % corporation standing
  • 1 x Miner I (Granted)
  • 121,000 Isk
  • 102,000 Isk bonus (2 hours, 52 Minutes)

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