So there’s been some discussion about mining and profitability, just spent ~7 hours of mining and this is my numbers;
Orca + boost + mining drone II ×5
Procurer (defense fit), no mining drones
7 hours of mining Plagioclase, Pyroxeres, Veldspar =109,000,000 ISK~ market value after compression.
This works out to 15,571,478 + change ISK per hour
Or 259,524 ISK per min (60 min ÷), does not take into account each time you burn a booster charge ~725 ISK per min which while not a lot does count.
Cargo mission lvl 4
Badger (cargo fit)
3 × cargo expander rigs
4 × type D inertial stabilizers
Mids to taste.
189,000 ISK pay
139,000 bonus time pay
= 328,000 ISK + LP use LP for Caldari BY-1 Nexus chip…500 LP, sell to market in Jita 574,999 ISK (lowest priced), highest immediate buy 250,000 ISK =578,000 ISK
Depending on mission this 1 jump mission took 1:45 sec undock to dock, as an alpha clone your best opportunity for ISK instead of mining is to work your way up to lvl 4 cargo missions.