Are there any requirements besides those in the rules for using explosives in mining operations?
Do they have to be assigned in any specific way for commander and carrier?
Can they be owned by the mine owner or do they need to be owned by the Mining faction?
Or is all that needs to be done, dropping them in the mine, or assigning the ship/facility within the city to the mine?
I've placed the charge in the mine, but the mine inventory still shows 'explosives/none'.
Stockpile Links for mines need to be accessible to the Operator or the Managing Faction.
It shouldn't matter who owns the Explosives, as long as they're in the mine or a linked entity.
I recommend fully documenting the setup (ie EVERYTHING, not just "I've placed the charge in the mine,") and bugbasing it. While waiting, toss that explosive on a ship, link the ship, and check if it shows up.
It seems to make the explosives appear and be utilized the current mining process must be stopped and the mine re started after filling in the 'use explosives' box/portion.
Hope this helps the next curious miner.
Thanks you all for your responses, Happy New Year..