Mining a Node does not increase prospecting. But 'Smelting' ore into ingots does. And so does 'Refining' Ingots.
Berenhathol, Leader(Pro-tem) of The Kindred
Also known as Dinendae, Burglar of The Kindred
The Kindred are members in good standing of the Windfola Alliance, a group of kinships that have banded together for mutual raiding.