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Nearly every time I'm mining and a rat comes along it drops a metal scrap in the wreckage when I open the cargo bay. What exactly am I supposed to do with this?

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You can reprocess it into Tritanium at a ridiculously useless ratio, but that's about it.

It's pretty much the equivalent of "useless junk" in other MMOs.

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    In some circumstances, when mining is too risky and tritanium scarce, the extra trit production obtain through refining Metal Scraps can make a difference. – Silver Quettier Mar 8 '13 at 12:41
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    If you have Scrapmetal Reprocessing at V (which good refiners should), the ratio isn't as bad. 1000 trit per, right? – Phill.Zitt Mar 8 '13 at 14:25
  • You can also build a Minmatar Titan with them, if you have 1 billion metal scraps. It is a hidden requirement of the BPO. – user28015 Mar 9 '13 at 17:17
  • @user28015 In Rust we Trust, Number 28015, In Rust we Trust. salutes – user1337 Mar 10 '13 at 12:30
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If you plan to move to null-sec, save them and bring them with you. One of the problems with mining in null-sec is the lack of low-end minerals (tritanium and pyerite), and these have to be brought to null-sec. Take them to Jita (or your local market hub) and sell them for about 3k each. A single Badger full of metal scraps can haul as much tritanium as 3 Charons.

Moving minerals to null-sec is usually done via 425mm guns - they have the "best" mineral compression that player-made items can do: 28 to 1. Metal scraps (and Reinforced Metal Scraps) have much higher compression: 500 to 1 for Metal Scraps and 2500 to 1 for Reinforced. Reinforced Metal Scraps can only be sold via contracts and can usually net you about 90k per unit.

While it may seem like a lot of work to you - to loot them and haul them to market - they make life much easier for the industrialists in null-sec.

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