Mines are your basic resource production units in Stardrift Empires. You start off by building them, and then they pay you a certain amount of resources per hour. However, mines do not produce resources in one lump sum every hour, mines produce resources continuously, so you will see your resources update with every new page load. You can increase the production of resources from each mine by increasing the level of the mine and by assigning workers to them. All mines require Energy to operate.
Note: Even without mines, each planet produces 20 ore and 10 crystal each hour. No hydrogen is produced until you build a Hydrogen Refinery.
The Ore Mine produces ore, the most plentiful resource. Ore is an essential resource for the construction of ships, defenses, buildings and some technologies. You can assign workers to an Ore Mine to increase its resource production. For more information, including detailed costs, energy use, and production, see the Ore Mine page.
The Crystal Mine produces crystal. Most ships, defenses, buildings, and technologies require crystal. You can assign workers to a Crystal Mine to increase its resource production. For more information, including detailed costs, energy use, and production, see the Crystal Mine page.
The Hydrogen Refinery produces hydrogen, the rarest and most valuable resource. hydrogen is used in many advanced ships, defenses, buildings and technologies. Hydrogen is also consumed as fuel when moving ships. You can assign workers to a Hydrogen Refinery to increase its resource production. For more information, including detailed costs, energy use, and production, see the Hydrogen Refinery page
Resources Spent Points
Resources Spent Points (RSP) simply total the amount of resources spent (Ore, Crystal, and Hydrogen all considered equivalent) for all research projects, as well as any ships, droids, defenses, and buildings that are in your possession, and divides this amount by 1,000. See the article on the Leader board for more details.
Converted resources is a unit of measurement that values resources at the amount of Ore they can be traded for by the Merchant. That is, each unit of Crystal is considered to be worth five-thirds of a unit of Ore (2.5/1.5 or about 1.667) and each unit of Hydrogen as five-halves (2.5) Ore. This is useful in reducing overall productivity, profitability, or return-on-investment to a single number, though at the risk of oversimplification.
Hourly and daily converted resources mine output totals are reported on the Summary tab of the All Planets Overview page linked from any planet's Home page.