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Sandgates in Mining Station A

Game(s) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Located in Mining Station A
Uses Component of mining system
Creator(s) Luminoth

Sandgates are barriers of Luminoth design encountered behind the sculpture of D-Chr in the Mining Station A of Agon Wastes.

The powerful alloy of which the gates are composed can be damaged only by weapons of artillery grade or higher.[1] As Samus possesses a limited arsenal when she encounters them, a terminal on a nearby catwalk can be scanned to initiate an automated function to move the Sandgates to the open position instead.[2] When the gates move aside, a concealed door to the Central Station Access is revealed. The gates are controlled by a mechanism that is apparently a component of a larger mining system used to extract minerals from raw ore.[3]


  1. "Structural analysis complete. Gates constructed of Luminoth-designed alloy. Scan data indicates that weapons of artillery grade or higher would damage anything made from this alloy." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  2. "Automated function initiated. Sandgates will move to the open position." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  3. "Mechanical analysis complete. Device is a component of a larger mining system and used to extract minerals from raw ore." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)

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