Bunthius (Star Atlas CPO), confirmed that solo ship mining, is going to be a post v1.0 rollout. Mining structures are going to be the way to extract mined resources. Mining ships are being spec’d out as of this writing(Oct ’21) for a “much later delivery and will be a specialised ship. Opod [VZUZ] is not a mining ship“. He also confirmed that more details will be coming at a later stage.