With the addition of athanors and tatarus, I believe that ccp should add new types of stations with similar concepts/ideas. Perhaps a gas mining station anchored around a gas giant, or an ice harvester that is anchored around an ice planet. The possibilities are endless with this ‘extraction’ idea beyond just mining. Perhaps a station that can be anchored around a star, and pulls up ‘plasma’ a combination of rare belt ores and rare gases. Or a station anchored near a shattered planet could pull up special ‘planet ores’, these ‘planet ores’ would be more valuable than more ores, but would need deep core mining lasers like mercoxit. Lately mining has been only about ores, and there are plenty of possibilities when it comes to celestial bodies.
I understand that these resources have their own gameplay for them, but things like ice are exactly like mining ore, so I don’t think it would be that bad to have an athanor type structure for ice.
Perhaps these structures could be WH space only?