Shadow Miner in action

Mining in Elite Dangerous is for many players very tiring activity, but everyone who want unlock one from starting engineers must spent some of his playtime doing so. I personally from time to time enjoy doing mining and imo it quite perfectly reflects how doing something in ED works ... you need to learn how do it effectively, where is/are good place(s) and have properly prepared ship. With anaconda like this you can then go directly into RES sites (where rocks have richer yields) and have fun. You can also equip hangar for SLF (ship launched fighter) instead one cargo bay and then you can do really crazy things inside dense asteroid fields or attack NPCs pirates (that really is fun :D ). You can also use this occasion for train yours NPC crewman (in RES sites you have there steady stream of incoming NPC pirates).