I'm getting conflicting information as to how prospecting works:
When repeatedly scanning the same square, does the game re-roll the prospecting roll every time (i.e. every Rock square has a 8% chance of yielding a deposit multiplied by the skill and equipment modifier?
Or, is it that every square's contents are determined once, including squares which contain nothing. Repeated prospecting means that you can either succeed and find the "nothing" in an empty square, or fail and not find the deposit. You don't know which, but you can work it out if you wanted to ("How likely am I to have failed 5 times in a row?")
KMC Acting Director, Maldrood Mining