Mining is a skill about mining and using ores, minerals, oil and other materials. It's the first skill in the game and requires nothing to unlock.

Leveling Edit

Players don't get mining XP from mining, but use the Pickaxe to fuse ores and stardust and convert them into mining XP. Socketing a gem into the pickaxe allows players to use high level ores to level, meanwhile reducing the amount of stardust needed. In general, marble is the optimal choice for leveling, as it is abundant and delivers a good XP ratio.

Ore income, the amount of Moonstone and Mars Rock loot from the Moon/ Mars is scaled by mining level. Certain mining levels are needed as a requirement for Quests and to operate Mining machines. It's also required for miners to mine high tier Stardust Crystals.

Mining level possibly scales with ores like Stone, Marble, Quartz and Promethium in Treasure Chests (this is not confirmed).

Mining ores and minerals Edit

Mining machinery Edit

At the start, the player can buy miners in the Game shop as the first digger. Gradually, higher level machines will be available to craft and use. The ore from mining is used to sell to the shop for money, to level up with the Pickaxe or to Smelt bars. The maximum purchase for each tier of mining machinery is ten.

Generally, higher tier machines just mine ores slightly better than lower tier ones, but this is not scaled to the amount of oil being used. Therefore running more lower machines tend to generate more money than high ones.

Machine Lvl. Oil Ores mined Effect when upgraded with chisel
Miner 1 0 Stone Copper Tin Iron Silver Not upgradeable with chisel
Drills 1 1 As above and Gold twice as much Gold
Crushers 10 10 As above and Quartz twice as much Quartz
GiantDrills 20 50 As above and Marble twice as much Marble
Excavators 40 100 As above and Promethium twice as much Promethium
GiantExcavators 70 250 As above and Runite Not upgradeable with chisel

The Rocket is a special machine that requires 1,000,000 oil to launch to the moon to collect minerals. The player has a chance to get Moonstone, Stardust and a rare Shooting Star from the moon loot.

List of all mine-able ores and minerals Edit

Ore/mineral Source
Stone Miner Drills Crushers GiantDrills Excavators GiantExcavators TreasureChest GreenTreasureChest 7 13
Tin Miner Drills Crushers GiantDrills Excavators GiantExcavators7
Copper Miner Drills Crushers GiantDrills Excavators GiantExcavators7
Iron Miner Drills Crushers GiantDrills Excavators GiantExcavators
Silver| Miner Drills Crushers GiantDrills Excavators GiantExcavators 7
Gold Drills Crushers GiantDrills Excavators GiantExcavators
Quartz Crushers GiantDrills Excavators GiantExcavators TreasureChest GreenTreasureChest 10 13
Marble GiantDrills Excavators GiantExcavators TreasureChest GreenTreasureChest 10 13
Promethium Excavators GiantExcavators TreasureChest GreenTreasureChest 13 17 20 GreenRocketOrb
Runite GiantExcavators GreenTreasureChest 24
Moonstone Moon
MarsRock Mars
Dragonstone Running all 10 machines of each type
Sapphire Miner
Emerald Miner
Ruby Miner
Diamond Miner
BloodDiamond Miner
DarkDiamond  ??

Oil supply Edit

To run high level machines, the player needs oil. Oil can be obtained from crafted oil supply items, Oil Potion, Super Oil Potion or Oil Barrel from Monster Loot. The first oil supply item is the Handheld Oil Pump for 110 coins at the Game shop.

See more at Category:Oil supply items.

Machines mining rateEdit

Farmer As of the February 28 Mining rehaul, this table has become obsolete. We are awaiting the formula(e) to recalculate the new mining rates.

This data is estimation using oreAverageText from Ted's market UI script(without the chisel double ore effect).

(per hour)
Stone Copper Tin Iron Silver Gold Quartz Marble Promethium Runite
Miner 905 172 169 58 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drills 951 303 238 98 48 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Crushers 927 359 331 346 89 10 4 N/A N/A N/A
GiantDrills 797 546 476 436 97 19 7 19 N/A N/A
Excavators 1897 955 888 565 306 41 13 32 0.156 N/A
GiantExcavators 1987 817 864 429 401 71 19 38 0.45 0.019

Tips Edit

  • It's highly recommended to get the Blue Pickaxe Orb as soon as possible (for standard players), or to wait until getting it before leveling up (for hardcore players), since it reduces the ores by half when leveling.
  • According to the above mining rate table, running one Excavator is probably better than two Giant Drills.
  • Also, one Giant Excavator is better than running three Excavators in terms of Promethium only, in case when one is short of promethium and willing sacrifice other ores for it.
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