Mining Stations are starbases which, as the name suggests, mine resources. They are therefore built at locations which do not have colonies, in order to provide access to the resources there. They fall into two types:
- Mining Stations are built at rocky bodies like asteroids or Barren moons or planets, and require a Mining Engine to harvest various minerals.
- Gas Mining Stations are built at gaseous bodies, including Gas Giants and Gas Clouds, and need a Gas Extractor to collect available gases.
In addition, both types require the base starbase components, plus a Commerce Center component to handle commercial transactions. They typically also include a Luxury Resource Extractor as luxury resources can occur at any body.