hmmm interresting but what would you guys succest as the best mining setup?
It would all depend on the ship that you currently use.
Since your new I will assume that you currently are using a Frigate?
At which point I would suggest getting as many miner 2s as possible onto your ship. Fill up all those high slots with them. Then you need to look at your drone bay. You need to look at how many mining drones you can fit in, and your mining skills. Also your wallet pays a role in this too.
As a newbie I went with an imicus frigate, which is relatively cheap on the market. This will allow you to mount two mining lasers on it. It has a decent drone bay, 250m3, which means that you will be able to fit at least 5 basic mining drones into it. Or 2 harvesters and 1 basic mining drone.
I'm assuming that your not rich. So I would suggest aiming for the basic mining drones first, and miner 1s. Once you have those upgrade your mining lasers to miner 2s when you can afford it.
Before upgrading your mining drones I would then suggest buying yourself a nice industrial to carry more ore with. I would suggest a Bestower Industrial Ship. (Startship Command 3, Amarr Frigate 3, Amarr Industrial 1).
This will improve your profit earning. You will then be able to jettison mine without any problems. Then using the Bestower to pick up all the ores.
Once you have got all that I would aim for better mining drones. Harvesters, good hps/armour compared to other mining drones, also a tad more easily got than any other drone.(Except basic.)
Suggested skills improvement.
Boost the following skills evenly if you can.
Mining to 4
Drones to 4
Mining Drone Operation to 4
Astrolgeology to 4
Be aware that Astrolgeology has other skill requisites before you can learn the skill. Once you have your skills up to 4, put all your training into getting drones up to 5. Once you have drones 5, you may then learn drone interfacing. Quickly get this to level 3. This will enable you to use up to 8 mining drones.
Before this point is reached you should be able to afford a better mining ship. I would suggest a nice Vexor Medium Cruiser. This will give you a nice 4 hislots, and 1200m3 drone space for all your drones. This will increase/improve your mining rate considerably.
The rest I think I will leave you to learn by yourself. Should you need any further advise feel free to contact me ingame.