In Asteroids: Outpost the Nanopick is one of the four different Tools in the game. This is the Small Mining Tool. It is the tool you start with and allows you to mine ore from fallen Asteroids by aiming at them and holding down the LEFT-MOUSE button. It will mine more slowly and less efficiently than the Heavy Mining Tool. To mine ore, just point it at a fallen Asteroid and hold LEFT-MOUSE until the Asteroid disappears.