The method used to mine by the Particle Fountain project appears to be what is used in the mining platforms in Star Trek Armada II. After the two years it took to perfect the project, it is no inconvievable that it was adopted by Starfleet and used as seen in the non-canon game. This may bear mentioning in the article.
I'd be hesitant to add this, as it is highly speculative. --OuroborosCobratalk 19:53, 4 April 2007 (UTC)