A mine owner is a citizen who owns a Mine. They are the pioneers and hope of the entire humanity, responsible for the well-being of the community. A mine owner can go for an active or a passive strategy. An active strategy is to mine DME using their equipment independently. A passive approach is inviting other players (contractors) to work in their mines. The mine owner can combine these models.
For the mine to work, it must be installed in one of the Areas of any type and be active.
To install the mine, the Mine owner needs to select an Area and confirm the installation with its Landlord.
The mine is considered active if the player has attached the equipment cards to it, or at least one Contractor has joined it.
A mine owner can either lease their own equipment to work in their mine or let other players work with their own equipment.
A mine owner can hire a limited number of contractors.
The maximum number of contractors depends on the current level of the mine and increases with the level of the mine.