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For a list of Corporate Goon Refiners, please go here. For the skillbook, please go here.

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What is Refining?

Refining is the process of turning ore (i.e. Veldspar, Crokite, Jaspet) or unwanted rat loot into a usable mineral (Tritanium, Pyrite, Zydrine, et ceteras). Refining is superior to selling raw ore or loot as minerals command a higher price and they can be directly used in every form of production. With high skills 100% refining can be reached, although many stations will levy a tax on refined output.

Where can I Refine?

Not every station in EVE has refineries, called Reprocessing Plants in-game, and those that do vary in their respective base refines. To find these stations open your map (F10 or the MAP button on the left hand menu), select display settings -> stars -> station services and check Reprocessing Plant. If you look back to your map, you'll see orange dots scattered across the map: each referring to a station with a refinery. Make a note on where these locations are because it is very impractical to haul your unrefined ore over several jumps, primarily because of the size of the ore. High quality ore, such as Crokite, consumes a vast amount of space in any ship and any decent amount of ore requires several, if not dozens of jumps to move. Refined minerals, on the other hand, can take up to 1/1600th of the same space as unrefined mineral. With this in mind, you typically want to mine in a system that has a refinery with a high efficiency (depending on your skill level).

For those who want a quick reference guide of NPC stations which have refineries, there are several corporations that always have them. Ishkune Corporation, Expert Distribution, Chemical Tech, Outer Ring Excavations to name a few. Another characteristic about selecting where to mine and refine is how close to a major hub/production center it is. If you are closer to a production hub, you can almost guarantee that you will sell your minerals and the flipside of this is also true: if you are really deep in the middle of nowhere, you have little chance of selling off your minerals without having to transport them yourself. On the other hand, if you find yourself near a deepspace production location, you can often get significantly more from your minerals than otherwise.

GoonSwarm 50% Refinery Stations

  • Delve 5-6QW7 (3 jump bridges + 1 gate from NOL)
  • Period Basis TPAR-G (7 jump bridges + 1 gate from NOL)
  • Querious 3BK-O7 (-R- station, taxed, 3 JB's + 1 gate from NOL)

GoonSwarm 40% Refinery Stations

  • Delve 39P-1J (taxed)
  • Delve 5BTK-M (might be taxed)
  • Delve J-LPX7
  • Delve QX-LIJ
  • Querious ED-L9T

GoonSwarm 35% Refinery Stations

  • Delve C3N-3S
  • Delve C6Y-ZF
  • Querious 49-U6U
  • Querious W6V-VM
  • Querious Z-UZZN

How do I Refine?

The easiest way to refine your ore is to place the ore in your hangar, right click on it and select Reprocess. The second method is to go into the Reprocessing Plant menu and select your ore from the drop-down list, but the first method is the quickest and simplest.

Refinery Efficiency

As a new refiner, you will generally not turn 100% of your ore into sweet sweet minerals. There are several ways you can improve how much mineral you get from your ore.

Useful Refining Skills

There are skills which can help you improve your refinery efficiency, but the higher end skills require a large amount of time dedicated to them. As such, refiners for GoonSwarm are sometimes hard to nail down, but you can improve your own refinery rate by training up the following skills:

Refining - The base skill for using refineries. There is a 2% decrease in refinery waste per skill level.

Refinery Efficiency - The base skill for using refineries. There is a 4% decrease in refinery waste per skill level.

OreName Processing - Specialization in OreName processing and refining. Allows a skilled refiner to utilize substandard refining facilities at considerably greater efficiency. 5% reduction in OreName refining waste per skill level.


The formula for determining your refining percentage is as follows:

station% + ( 37.5% x ( 1 + ( 0.02 x refining skill ) ) x ( 1 + ( 0.04 x refinery efficiency skill ) ) x ( 1 + ( 0.05 x OreName processing skill ) ) x ( 1 + ( Implant / 100 ) ) )


Examples: 32.5% station base, your skills are refining V, refinery efficiency III: 32.5 + ( 37.5 x ( 1 + ( 0.02 x 5 ) ) x ( 1 + ( 0.04 x 3 ) ) ) = 78.7%

50% station base, your skills are refining III: 50.0 + ( 37.5 x ( 1 + ( 0.02 x 3 ) ) ) = 89.75%

Training any of the specific skills automatically grants a 100% refine at stations. After that, you're looking at refining outposts, which have a smaller base yield. Here's a chart, showing the refining percentage.

Processing Skill: Level 0 Level I Level II Level III Level IV Level V
Outpost with No Implant 84.5 86.975 89.45 91.925 94.4 96.875
Outpost with 1% Implant 84.995 87.495 89.995 92.494 94.994 97.494
Outpost with 2% Implant 85.49 88.015 90.539 93.064 95.588 98.113
Outpost with 4% Implant 86.48 89.054 91.628 94.202 96.776 99.35

Corporate Standing

The owner of the station you refine in will always take a cut of the minerals. What that percentage is will depend upon your individual standing with that corporation. Once you're at 6.67 or higher corporate standing with the station owner, they will no longer take a cut. With this in mind it's smart to refine in a station that's owned by a corporation that likes you.

Ore to Mineral Refine Rates

Mineral values should be per refine unit (one refine amount of ore gives x minerals) as if refining at 100%. Taken from EveInfo (http://eveinfo.com/ore_price/)

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Vol
Size.png
Size
Tritanium.png
Trit
Pyerite.png
Pye
Mexallon.png
Mex
Isogen.png
Iso
Nocxium.png
Nocx
Zydrine.png
Zyd
Megacyte.png
Mega
Morphite.png
Morp
Sell Price Buy Price Value/m3
Veldspar.png Veldspar 0.1 333 1000               1,750.00 1,720.00 52.55
Concentrated Veldspar 333 1050               1,837.50 1,806.00
Dense Veldspar 333 1100               1,925.00 1,892.00
Scordite.png Scordite 0.15 333 833 416             3,766.55 3,138.36 75.41
Condensed Scordite 333 875 437             3,956.60 3,296.70
Massive Scordite 333 916 458             4,144.90 3,453.32
Pyroxeres.png Pyroxeres 0.3 333 844 59 120   11       7,584.45 7,377.58 75.92
Solid Pyroxeres 333 886 62 126   12       8,116.60 7,899.32
Viscous Pyroxeres 333 928 65 132   12       8,308.75 8,081.06
Plagioclase.png Plagioclase 0.35 333 256 512 256           7,641.60 6,686.72 65.56
Azure Plagioclase 333 269 538 269           8,029.65 7,026.28
Rich Plagioclase 333 282 563 282           8,412.15 7,361.74
Omber.png Omber 0.6 500 307 123   307         44,199.90 42,477.34 147.333
Silvery Omber 500 322 129   322         46,359.45 44,552.74
Golden Omber 500 338 135   338         48,660.75 46,764.86
Kernite.png Kernite 1.2 400 386   773 386         67,856.50 65,296.52 113.09
Luminous Kernite 400 405   812 405         71,212.75 68,526.00
Fiery Kernite 400 425   850 425         74,693.75 71,876.00
Jaspet.png Jaspet 2 500 259 259 518   259 8     127,716.70 125,558.98 127.72
Pure Jaspet 500 272 272 544   272 8     132,673.60 130,475.84
Pristine Jaspet 500 285 285 570   285 9     141,250.50 138,842.70
Hemorphite.png Hemorphite 3 500 212     212 424 28     275,571.00 269,744.64 183.71
Vivid Hemorphite 500 223     223 445 29     287,890.25 281,838.56
Radiant Hemorphite 500 233     233 466 31     303,687.75 297,245.76
Hedbergite.png Hedbergite 3 500       708 354 32     335,320.00 326,340.00 223.55
Vitric Hedbergite 500       743 372 34     353,580.00 344,085.00
Glazed Hedbergite 500       779 389 35     368,020.00 358,175.00
Spodumain.png Spodumain 16 250 700 140         140   632,002.00 575,778.00 158.00
Bright Spodumain 250 735 147         147   663,602.10 604,566.90
Gleaming Spodumain 250 770 154         154   695,202.20 633,355.80
Gneiss.png Gneiss 5 400 171   171 343   171     670,246.25 639,319.32 335.12
Iridescent Gneiss 400 180   180 360   180     705,375.00 672,825.60
Prismatic Gneiss 400 188   188 377   188     736,865.00 702,863.96
Dark_Ochre.png Dark Ochre 8 400 250       500 250     1,075,437.50 1,032,930.00 336.07
Onyx Ochre 400 263       525 263     1,131,020.25 1,086,302.36
Obsidian Ochre 400 275       550 275     1,182,981.25 1,136,223.00
Crokite.png Crokite 16 250 331       331 663     2,513,179.25 2,400,459.32 628.29
Sharp Crokite 250 348       348 696     2,638,449.00 2,520,118.56
Crystalline Crokite 250 364       364 729     2,763,377.00 2,639,436.08
Bistot.png Bistot 16 200   170       341 170   2,000,363.50 1,874,147.00 625.11
Triclinic Bistot 200   179       358 179   2,102,453.45 1,969,733.90
Monoclinic Bistot 200   187       375 187   2,200,037.85 2,061,216.70
Arkonor.png Arkonor 16 200 300         166 333   2,099,945.00 1,938,516.00 656.23
Crimson Arkonor 200 315         174 350   2,205,431.25 2,035,841.80
Prime Arkonor 200 330         183 366   2,310,037.50 2,132,517.60
Mercoxit.png Mercoxit 40 250               530 9,799,700.00 8,215,000.00 979.97
Magma Mercoxit 250               557 10,298,930.00 8,633,500.00
Vitreous Mercoxit 250               583 10,779,670.00 9,036,500.00
Ore Volume.png Size.png Tritanium.png Pyerite.png Mexallon.png Isogen.png Nocxium.png Zydrine.png Megacyte.png Morphite.png Sell Price Buy Price