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Margarite completed some solo Jet Can mining today but this is just the beginning of her long day.

Margarite needs mexallon and zydrine as the more expensive materials in building tractor beams. Zydrine prices are maintaining their prices at around 1600 ISK or slightly lower. So this expense is not increasing. But the mexallon prices have gone up from the 24 to 26 ISK range to now 30 to 34 ISK and higher. This has effected the costs of production for Margarite so rather than buy mexallon as she would usually be able to do, she committed this morning to mining mexallon producing ores. Her goal initially was to mine until she had produced 500 million units of mexallon or 15 million ISK worth at 30 ISK per unit. As she mined she reset her goal to a lofty 1 million units of mexallon. As the mining operation continued through the day, she grew tired of mining and reset her expectations back to half a million units. Then after mining 10 cans of ore a friend who was in the area alerted her that the low sec route Margarite needs to return to her home system was clear of pirates at that moment. So Margarite stopped mining after 10 cans of ore and after refining she was just short of 400 thousand units mexallon. By quitting short of the goal though she was able to get the minerals safely out of the mining area and into her Occator for transport to the production system for immediate use in building tractor beams. So today it was mostly mining that Margarite completed.